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 8 years ago '07        #6441
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They tryna hop back on the nuts

we gave em a glimpse in 09

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 8 years ago '05        #6442
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f**kin-a pissed, i missed the spring game..i was just home eating s**t playing call of duty had no idea tha game was at 4;30 coulda gone straight after work
 8 years ago '04        #6443
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 8 years ago '04        #6444
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The vibe around the Miami football program is much different than it was a couple of years ago. The Canes look -- and seem -- like a legit powerhouse program again.

I was out at practice Friday and everywhere you looked they had freakish athletes. At receiver, there is 6-4, 225-pound LaRon Byrd, 6-3, 215-pound Leonard Hankerson and 6-5, 210-pound Tommy Streeter. Each casts an imposing shadow and all three move like cornerbacks. Travis Benjamin, the fastest of a UM receiving crew that goes seven-deep, showed how dynamic he was in UM's spring game, catching six passes for 171 yards, producing one huge play after another.

There is also a deep stable of explosive tailbacks, evoking visions of the Clinton Portis/Willis McGahee days. The D-line, rocked by injury in 2009, is loaded again, led by uber freak Allen Bailey, a chiseled 285-pound defensive end with 4.6 speed. The secondary also can match up athletically with any receiver corps.

Even the area that has been the Canes' Achilles Heel the past few years -- the O-line -- looks good. Redshirt freshman offensive tackle Jermaine Johnson, a nimble 6-6, 322-pound former prep basketball star, is just one of a batch of lean up-and-comers that had insiders raving.

Mort importantly, this 2010 UM group passed the eye-ball test of perhaps their toughest critics, the former Cane players who came out to observe Friday's practice. There were more than 100 old Canes lining the field, ranging from Jimmy Johnson to Hall of Famer Ted Hendricks to Cortez Kennedy. There was also former UM standout Tony Chickillo, who watched with son Anthony, one of the country's top D-line recruits in the Class of 2011.

"This looks like what Miami is supposed to look like," said one UM player from the '90s, pointing at a group of the Canes' towering wideouts. "It hasn't been like this for awhile, but we're ready now. Just look at them."

Andreu Swasey, the team's long-time strength coach and the guy who is more qualified to say when a team is ripe than maybe anyone at UM, beamed as he spoke about not only the athleticism -- but the work ethic and maturity of this team.

I'm not ready to anoint Miami as a national title frontrunner just yet, although after seeing this team up close, it made me think a little harder about them.

The Canes made big strides last season, but it was still too much of "three steps forward, one step back," punctuated by a dismal bowl performance against Wisconsin. The Canes burst onto the field with two big plays that night -- then acted like the Badgers would be so in awe of the Miami speed, they'd fold. Didn't happen. And, that kind of resolve and focus that UM lacked comes back to locker room leadership.

Optimists could shrug it off and say Miami was still young last year. Eh. Regardless, Miami's definitely not young any more. Jacory Harris, the unquestioned leader of this team, sat out this spring after having offseason thumb surgery on his right throwing hand. He was great at times last season, but too often was reckless and made bad decisions. He should be a Heisman contender this fall. The spindly Harris will be much better with a second year in offensive coordinator Mark Whipple's system and the development of that group of receivers. Harris' body also has matured physically. UM was perilously thin behind him last season, but in A.J. Highsmith, walk-on transfer Spencer Whipple (son of Mark) and early enrollee Stephen Morris, the Canes are improved here as well.

Here's a problem: once again, the season begins with a treacherous first month. After opening with Florida A&M, the Canes visit Ohio State, then visit Pitt and then visit Clemson. Expect to hear some talk about how this start will impact Randy Shannon's future at UM. It shouldn't. The UM brass should address that issue by then. Shannon's contract status has been a hot topic down in South Florida for awhile now. (He is in the final year of his contract and currently the second-lowest paid coach in the ACC.) He has not won as many games as some would've expected, but in fairness, he inherited a tricky situation. He's provided stability and done outstanding work instilling more discipline into the program. Off the field, the results have been outstanding. On the field, critics can knock some decisions, such as hiring Patrick Nix as his offensive coordinator a few years back. Some former UM players also had questioned that he held his team with too firm of a hand.

"They just aren't having fun out there," was a common critique from some past players a few years ago.

Shannon, though, has grown into the head coaching job. The team has more life now, as was evident on Friday afternoon. Harris, the boisterous quarterback, has helped provide some juice as well. Bailey, now a senior, says he's seen a change in Shannon too. "He has lightened up," he said. "He's giving us a little more leeway."

Shannon knows he can have more trust in his players. Now, I think UM needs to show the same trust in their coach and extend his deal.
 8 years ago '04        #6445
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Porter: We Want To Bring Swagger Back
Mar. 29, 2010

By: David Lake





Curtis Porter
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- With his strong play this spring, defensive tackle Curtis Porter has earned some serious playing time for the 2010 season.

Porter (6-1, 315) made big steps in his development this spring and became the big space eating defensive tackle that controlled the interior of the line of scrimmage.

When looking back at his performance this spring, Porter says he has noticed how much better he got.

“I can just feel it,” Porter said about how much better he is this spring. “From how I felt last year, I just always felt wrong, but this year I feel like I am doing better and making all the right plays. Things are clicking and I got a little experience under my belt so I know what to expect with my pre-reads.”

“I am reading the offensive linemen better before the snap. I am still getting better at taking on double teams and I am better at recognizing running plays and counter plays and stuff like that.”

After the first two scrimmages Coach Randy Shannon said he was impressed by the play of Porter and fellow defensive tackle Micanor Regis.

“Those are guys that the last two scrimmages have done a great job inside of getting a lot of tackles for loss with penetrating,” Shannon said. “They are two guys who are really hard to move.”

Porter says he has accepted the challenge of being the stout defensive tackle that can take on multiple blockers.

“I know that is how it is going to be,” Porter said. “I hate those blockers, but I know that is how it is and I know people don’t want to play me one-on-one.”

Porter credit’s the coaching of newly hired defensive line coach Rick Petri with his progression this spring. Porter talked about what makes Petri a good defensive line coach.

“He is a technique freak,” Porter said. “If you are off by an inch he is going to k!ll you. It is just like construction work. If you are off by half an inch, you are going to mess up the whole thing. Sometimes it is overwhelming, but you have to learn it because he is here for a reason. He knows his stuff.”

Porter talked about one of the little technique things that coach Petri wants him to concentrate on.

“When the offensive protection slides, he wants me to work on my counter.”

The goal this spring for Porter and the defensive line this season is for Miami to have the top defensive line.

“I want to have our defensive line number one in the ACC,” Porter said.

One big goal this spring for the Miami defense, Porter said, was to create turnovers and play with more of an attitude. Porter says he and the players talk often about getting back to playing with the confidence the Hurricanes teams of the 1980s play with.

“We talk about it every day,” Porter said. “That is why we are trying to bring back that 1980s swagger. We want that old 1980s swag. To have those teams scared of you before you get on the field and just intimidating people.”
 8 years ago '04        #6446
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TB3 lookin explosive, lining him up in the slot with hank and byrd on the outside....

random observations: spencer whipple throws a pretty nice ball....the d-line is gonna be the best in the nation if they stay healthy....seems like petri is already making a bigger impact technique wise than hurtt...aldarius johnson is gonna break out like hank did last year
 8 years ago '07        #6447
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anyone see the weight spence has put on

it could get ugly for america
 8 years ago '05        #6448
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 8 years ago '05        #6449
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yesssir just copped my season tickets east endzone $200
aint missing a game home game this yr...plus going to the ohio state and georgia tech away game :agreement6:
 8 years ago '05        #6450
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UM spring football postscripts, by position:

• Defensive line: Only Allen Bailey is set as a starter. Andrew Smith (five sacks in three scrimmages) was the other starting end in Saturday's spring game, with Adewale Ojomo and Steven Wesley on the second team, and Marcus Robinson, Olivier Vernon and Dyron Dye behind them. How many ends will rotate? ``Four for sure, and maybe more,'' a.ssistant Rick Petri said. Ojomo could beat out Smith.

At defensive tackle, Micanor Regis was ``consistently dominant,'' Ojomo said. ``He could be an All-American if he keeps this up.'' Petri said he also is ``very happy'' with Curtis Porter. Injured Marcus Forston and Josh Holmes ``are critical,'' Petri said; those four should be UM's best tackles. Petri has made a difference; players rave about him.

• Linebacker: Beyond Sean Spence (sharp all spring) and Colin McCarthy, questions linger. Coach Randy Shannon said improved Kylan Robinson is the third starter for now, but Shannon added he will open the competition in August, when Jordan Futch and Ramon Buchanan are healthy. McCarthy will move to the middle if Futch or Buchanan starts ahead of Robinson. Newcomer Tyrone Cornelius impressed Saturday but was inconsistent earlier; UM was disappointed with backups Shayon Green and C.J. Holton.

• Defensive backs: Ray Ray Armstrong, who started Saturday and picked off two passes, ``was up and down, not where we need him to be'' this spring, Shannon said. He's in a tight battle with Jamal Reid -- not as good a tackler as Armstrong -- for the safety job opposite Vaughn Telemaque. Armstrong must improve in ``being disciplined with the eyes, being in the right spot,'' defensive backs coach Wesley McGriff said. Telemaque, who's studying tapes of Kenny Phillips, ``really elevated his play,'' McGriff said.

Starting cornerbacks Brandon Harris and DeMarcus Van Dyke are set, but Brandon McGee was beaten repeatedly Saturday; McGriff said ``he's got to learn to finish the play.'' Injured Ryan Hill could be the nickel back.

• Quarterback: A.J. Highsmith emerged as the front-runner to back up Jacory Harris. Spencer Whipple could be No. 3, allowing Stephen Morris to redshirt.

• Tailback: Damien Berry is the likely starter, but if three backs share carries, UM must decide whom to exclude from the group of Berry, Lamar Miller (recovering from a separated shoulder), Mike James, Storm Johnson and, perhaps, Graig Cooper. Cooper's knee rehabilitation is ahead of schedule, running backs coach Mike Cassano said. Lee Chambers is a long shot. Does Miller need to play? ``Yes,'' Cassano said. ``He's a rocket ship. Defensive coordinators will hold their breath when he has the ball.''

• Fullback: Shannon has raved about Pat Hill's blocking and said it was missed in the running game after an ankle injury ended his season after three games last year. John Calhoun has made strides as the backup.

• Receiver: Tommy Streeter showed flashes early but faded late in his attempt to challenge starters Leonard Hankerson and LaRon Byrd and top backups Travis Benjamin and Aldarius Johnson. Slot receiver Kendal Thompkins impressed and is pushing Thearon Collier.

``Kendal should be on the field. I can't figure out for the life of me why he's not,'' departing cornerback Chavez Grant said.

• Tight end: Starter Richard Gordon (just four career receptions) had a solid spring and will be ``a really good tight end,'' a.ssistant Joe Pannunzio said. Unsettled is whether Billy Sanders or junior college transfer Chase Ford, a summer arrival, will be the top backup; both are skilled receivers.

• Offensive line: a.ssistant Jeff Stoutland said Orlando Franklin is set at left tackle and Tyler Horn emerged at center, but three other jobs are open. Jermaine Johnson, who came on strong, must hold off Ben Jones at right tackle. Two starting guards should come from Joel Figueroa, Harland Gunn and Brandon Washington; Stoutland said Jared Wheeler also ``put himself in the mix.''

• FYI: Matt Bosher, who missed spring practice because of a shoulder injury reportedly sustained in a car accident, will return as punter/kicker. Jake Wieclaw improved his own previously shaky accuracy on field goals while filling in for Bosher this spring.
 03-31-2010, 08:20 PM         #6451
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Groveland (FL) South Lake High School DB Nick Waisome landed an early Hurricane scholarship offer.

And he got his first taste of Cane life at the recent Miami Nike Camp, which was held on UM's Greentree Practice Field.

"It was a crazy experience being out here," Waisome said. "I know they practice here, and the Hurricanes are going to be real good next year. I'm looking forward to seeing them."

Of what he likes about UM's program, the cornerback said, "definitely the swag. They just have the crazy swag. And the way they use their corners inspires me. I just want to see how things pan out for them this coming season."

Waisome had hoped to attend the Canes' spring game March 27, but he wasn't able to make it.

"I wanted to go real badly, but I couldn't get a ride there," he said.

Waisome said he had hoped to meet up with coach Micheal Barrow at the Nike Camp, but coaches aren't allowed to be in attendance there per NCAA rules.

Waisome currently lists 20 scholarship offers, and he says "Miami was one of my first."

Of where the Canes fit in, he said, "I'm planning on breaking things down to a top 5 or top 7 real soon. Miami's definitely one of the teams that will be up there."
 03-31-2010, 08:20 PM         #6452
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Tampa (FL) Jefferson High School WR Andre Davis attended the Miami spring game and the recent Miami Nike Camp.

Of the spring game, he said, "It went well. I got to see one of my favorite college players, Travis Benjamin. I don't know him, but I just like the way he plays the game. He's a real smooth receiver."

Davis says that at the Nike camp "I walked around the campus - that was my first time on campus. It's real nice."

Davis says he didn't get a chance to talk to Cane coaches while in the area.

"I didn't know that the recruits were allowed on the field before the (spring) game, so I didn't go down," he said. "And I didn't get to see them at the Nike camp (per NCAA rules). But I've been talking to coach (Aubrey) Hill, coach P (Joe Pannunzio), coach (Micheal) Barrow. They just talk about me getting down there, talk about getting my grades straight and being a Hurricane."

Asked the chance he'll be a Cane, Davis says "It's a big chance."

But at the same time he says he's keeping things wide open. Davis lists 13 scholarship offers, with the most recent from Arkansas last week. He also has offers from the likes of Florida State, Purdue, Rutgers and USF.

"Miami offered me the beginning of my junior year," Davis said.

Davis says what he wants in a college program is "a place with my business management major, if I click with the coaches, if I can play early."

He adds of UM that "I've been liking Miami since way back since I was a child. My father grew up a Miami fan and I've been liking them, too. My dad always liked their program but he tells me to weigh all my options out, take all my visits."

Davis says the earliest he would announce a decision would be after his senior season.

Last year Davis finished with 52 receptions for 1,206 yards and 19 touchdowns.

"He does everything well," Jefferson High School coach Mike Fenton said. "He's a tall receiver, and his leaping ability is really good. He makes freakish catches. I've talked with Miami coaches a bit about him - they like his size. I think he'll get a lot bigger, and he's physical for a wideout.

"He has very, very good hands. He catches everything."
 03-31-2010, 08:21 PM         #6453
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Wide receiver Joe Morrow from Ocean Springs High in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, will arrive in Miami later today for a weekend in South Florida.

Morrow (6-4, 200) left his hometown around midnight to embark on the twelve hour drive it takes to reach Miami by Friday afternoon.

Morrow has a full schedule set up with events such as Miami’s spring practice on Friday, the Miami Nike Combine on Saturday, Miami’s spring game on Saturday, and finally the Miami Nike Camp on Sunday.

Morrow, who had 40 catches for 830 yards and 11 touchdowns last year, has never been to South Florida before so he discussed some of his expectations of how things will be.

“I know it’s going to be a lot of fun because I’ve never been down in that area before,” Morrow said. “I’m probably going to meet some new people, make some friends, and get some (phone) numbers. My mom told me to have fun and she told me how beautiful it is down there and everything.”

Morrow hadn’t heard too much from Cane coaches so far throughout the recruiting process but he did speak with Coach Pannunzio recently.

“Yes sir, I had talked to Coach Pannunzio,” Morrow said. “He was excited to get me down there and he was telling me the competition level would be different then in Mississippi. We didn’t talk about that (an offer) but I hope they give me one.”

Morrow isn’t just coming to see the university but also to participate in events like the Nike Combine and the Nike Camp to prove that he can compete with the best.

“I’m just doing everything I can to get some more schools looking at me,” Morrow said. “I want to get Miami interested in me and maybe get an offer when I’m down there. Other than that, I’m just trying to show off some of my skills. It should be pretty tough but I’m going to do my best down there against some great players.”

Before leaving Mississippi to drive down to South Florida, Morrow received some good news in the form of his biggest scholarship offer to date.

“Yes sir, LSU offered me today,” Morrow said. “It was real nice over there. Academics are important to my mom, like she’s big on grades so I had to see that first. I watched them practice and that was obviously impressive. If I did end up going there, I think I could hang with them.”

LSU is Morrow’s fourth offer to go along with all of the in-state schools including Ole Miss, Mississippi State, and Southern Miss.
A couple weeks ago, Morrow took an unofficial visit to Auburn and came away impressed with wide receivers coach Trooper Taylor.

“I met with coach Trooper Taylor, the wide receivers coach, and he was a real funny dude,” Morrow said. “He’s fun to be around and he said if I went there, I would be part of a family. He said he’s all about family pretty much.”

Morrow added that he is also receiving interest from Notre Dame, a new school on his radar who likes him as a safety instead of a wide receiver. Michigan and Oregon are two other schools that are among the most recent to show interest.
 03-31-2010, 11:51 PM         #6454
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One of the most coveted linebacker prospects in the entire 2011 class will be St. Augustine, Fla. standout Tony Steward. Steward, 6-2 and 225 pounds, is from Menendez High School. Last week Steward made an unofficial visit with his coaching staff down to Coral Gables to see the University of Miami. According to his head coach Keith Cromwell the trip certainly put Miami in the picture.



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“We really enjoyed the Miami trip and it really went well,” Cromwell said. “Tony hasn't narrowed it down and had only seen FSU and Florida in person. I know that Miami moved up because now he has met the (Miami) coaches. It helps they are in-state.”

There were other things Steward liked in seeing the 'Canes up close and personal.

“I know Miami is up there on his list. Miami is cool and really has a family atmosphere. The players took him in and took him out. Tony sensed there is a sense of family. Former players just come back and he really liked that. He wants to go somewhere where he will fit in and they will take care of him. They did that there.”

Something else that helped was Steward and the Menendez coaches spending time with Miami linebacker coach Michael Barrow.

“We spent a lot of time with Michael Barrow. He is a great guy and down to earth. Coach Barrow is a NFL veteran. He spent two full days with us and our coaches talking football.”

This summer Steward is now scheduled to attend camp at two schools and possibly a third. He plans on camping at Clemson in June and Alabama is late July. Steward will likely camp at Georgia in June.
 8 years ago '04        #6455
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OL Horn More Confident Now
Mar. 31, 2010

By: David Lake





Tyler Horn
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Junior center Tyler Horn stepped into the starting role this spring with the departure of A.J. Trump and did a good job getting acclimated to his new role.

Now that the spring practices are finished, Horn (6-4, 300) says he feels more comfortable with being the first team center.

“I think it went real well,” Horn said of his spring. “I got acclimated with all the guys. I didn’t have a lot of playing experience coming in, but I had a lot of mental reps under my belt with watching the team play for some years now. This spring was a good chance to really put that to the field.”

Horn says the biggest thing he can take from this spring is a big boost of confidence in knowing he can get the job done.

“I am just more confident now,” Horn said. “I am stronger and bigger. Now that I have playing this spring I have no doubt in my mind that I can play with anybody in the country.”

This offseason, Horn’s primary goal is to get stronger.

“I want to work on just getting more powerful,” Horn said. “I feel like athletically I am as good as anyone, but strength-wise I want to get better this offseason so I can blow guys off the ball.”

With offensive linemen like Orlando Franklin, Joel Figueroa, and Brandon Washington not participating in practice for the majority of this spring, Horn says that allowed for the line to jell with new personnel.

“We have jelled together because we had a lot of guys out so a guy like Jared Wheeler got to play with the first team a little bit,” Horn said. “He played a lot of reps with the first team, so he could be a guy that could help us out this fall. It was a good spring for guys to come in and jell with a couple of guys out.”

Defensive tackles Curtis Porter and Micanor Regis are two players who made big improvements this spring. Horn talked about what he saw from Porter and Regis this spring.

“Curtis is as powerful as they come and Regis is shifty and is hard to get your hands on,” Horn said. “Those guys have come a long way this spring and they have gotten a lot better.”

With starting quarterback Jacory Harris out this spring due to a hand injury. Horn talked about working with backup quarterbacks A.J. Highsmith, Spencer Whipple, and Stephen Morris, and the rapport he built with them.

“Because Jacory was out this spring, it gave those guys a lot of reps,” Horn said. “It was a lot more reps than they would have got and that just helped them out a lot. I have snapped with A.J. all last season. With coach Whipple we just snap every day before practice so I can get used to it. Everybody takes snaps differently so it was good to work with everybody.”

“Snaps are something you just try not to think about. If you think you are going to have a good snap before the play then that will happen. If you do it enough then it will become second nature.”

Horn played ahead of early enrollee freshman Shane McDermott this spring and he talked about how the new member of the offensive line did.

“I thought he did a great job,” McDermott said. “He hasn’t even been to prom yet, but he did a real good job playing with college kids. He comes out and flies around and plays so hard, so he is doing real well.”
 8 years ago '05        #6456
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 8 years ago '07        #6457
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that chain is clean as f**k
 8 years ago '04        #6458
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 8 years ago '04        #6459
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No Excuses Says LB Spence
Apr. 6, 2010

By: Christopher Stock





Sean Spence.
MIAMI, Fla. -- Sean Spence is confident in the 2010 Hurricanes.

Spence, a junior linebacker, believes that the team has what it takes to win the school’s first national title since 2001.

“I think the team we have right now can bring a championship back to Miami,” Spence said.

The Hurricanes are coming off a 9-4 campaign, but bring back a lot of key players including a number of standouts, including Spence, from the 2008 signing class, which was ranked tops in the country.

“Everybody has been using the excuses that we’ve been so young, but we’re not young anymore. There’s no excuses,” Spence said.

As freshmen, the 2008 class helped the team to a 7-6 mark before improving last season giving them confidence into the third year.

Miami has not won an ACC title, or a division for that matter, since joining the conference in 2004, but the Hurricane faithful is expecting a conference title this season.

“It’s a big season for us,” Spence said. “We improved two games, but we are just looking to take it to that next level now.

Spence noted that he feels the relative stability within the coaching staff including having the same defensive coordinator from a year ago are additional positive reasons why the 2010 team will be successful.

He also has noticed a change with the way the team has been watching film.

“We are getting guys together, not just one or two guys, but a whole group of guys in there watching film making sure we know our a.ssignments,” Spence said.

The Hurricanes wrapped up spring ball 10 days ago and Spence was pleased with what he saw.

“I think we improved every week as far as effort-wise and everybody being accountable knowing their a.ssignments,” he said. “I think we did it on both sides of the ball.”

The spring game was held at Traz Powell Stadium in front of a packed crowd of 10,000 people

“I felt good,” said Spence, who led the team with eight tackles. “I was happy to see all of the fans that came out, the inner city bands, overall it was fun out there.”

Overall, Spence was pleased with his spring as he’s looking to rebound in 2010 after an injury-plagued ’09 season, which kept him out of three games and affected his production (36 tackles and 3 sacks compared to 65 tackles and a sack in 2008).

“I think I had a pretty good spring,” Spence said. “I do think the goal is to going back and improving. No one’s perfect so I have to keep working to get better.”

Another reason why Spence’s production was not the same was that he moved from weakside, his more natural position, to strongside. He feels that he has improved from a year ago and be more of a factor this season.

“I have just been more of a student of the game,” Spence said. “I am being more accountable now and knowing all of my a.ssignments so I can take charge of the defense.”

In the off-season he’s looking to concentrate on working hard with strength and conditioning coach Andreu Swasey.

“I just want to make sure I hit the weights hard with Swasey,” Spence said. “Right now we are going to be out of football and I want to take care of my body.”

In the off-season, the mindset with the team will be: “Finishing the game,” Spence says.

“We had a lot of games where we had teams on the ropes, but we didn’t finish those games off.”

Miami will have their fair share of opportunities to close out teams when they begin the 2010 season with road games at Ohio State, Pittsburgh, and Clemson in successive games following the season opener against Florida A&M.
 04-07-2010, 02:26 PM         #6460
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OL enjoyed seeing UM for spring game

Errin Joe is coming off an excellent junior season and has been working hard preparing for the start of spring football.
"Really we had offensive line practice three days a week since January," Joe said. "The two days I don’t have practice, I go to Velocity Sports Performance to work out."

Joe, 6-foot-4 and 285 pounds, has become a major college prospect and is over a dozen offers already.

"Right now it is an equal playing field," he said. "I have 14 offers and they are all equal."

The standout lineman said a few of the schools do stick out to him, though.

"Probably what ones are sticking out are the ones that I took junior visits and got to see," he said. "They're Auburn, Florida State and I went down to Miami not for a junior day, for their spring game."

Joe talked more about his trip down to Miami for their spring game and what he likes about the Canes.

"It was good, I got a chance to talk to Coach Stoutland and Coach Hill. The Hurricanes are gonna be back next year. They have a brotherhood and family atmosphere and I have good relationship with Coach Stoutland."

Joe also took in a practice at Florida State and plans on seeing Florida soon.

"I went to Florida State for a spring practice. I liked it and was talking to the coaches individually and asked them questions. It showed me how practices are ran at a college level. Next Wednesday I am going to Florida."

So which of the Florida schools did Joe follow growing up? All three.

"We really didn’t have favorites, we cheered for all the Florida teams."

Joe talked about the things he'll be looking for when making a final decision on a school later in the recruiting process.

"Education first of all," he said. "A degree will set
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