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 8 years ago '07        #6541
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I think Shannon is doing the right thing and def. brought the program back to prominence. Kinda wish we wouldve waited til after the year and see if he can handle expectations and if he improved his in game coaching and some of his depth chart moves before extending him

Not tryna see TE's return kicks or any of those conservative a.ss gameplans
 8 years ago '04        #6542
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Early Thoughts on Ohio State Game
May. 12, 2010

By: Rudy Rodriguez-Chomat





Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor (Photo Courtesy: Ohio State sports media relations)
The University of Miami will know quickly. Just like in 2009, the Hurricanes will find out about themselves and the kind of team they can be when they travel to the Horseshoe to face Ohio State on September 11, 2010.

But unlike last year when the ‘Canes played Oklahoma at home in the season’s fourth game against a depleted version of the Sooners, Ohio State will likely be in full force and the game will be on the road in one of the toughest places to play.

A challenge this will be, unlike any challenge this team has seen since Randy Shannon became head coach at the University of Miami. The challenge won’t just be on the field, but against one of the best coaching staffs in the country at Ohio State. It will be a chess match between the coaches.

Sure, the ‘Canes have had some tough games since Shannon took over, and the thought of playing Oklahoma was a scary thought, but they weren’t at full strength and had already lost a game by the time they made it down to Miami. And the difference this year is that the expectations are tremendously high. No more excuses can be made about the team being young. Shannon’s guys are juniors. Shannon’s guys have experience. Shannon’s guys have gotten plenty of opportunity to play going into 2010.

That’s the difference. That’s what makes this game so important to the success of 2010. A full strength Ohio State will be a mighty test, better than any Virginia Tech team Miami has seen in the past three years, better than the Florida team Miami visited when the ‘Canes went to Gainesville with a boatload of freshmen with zero expectations.

And it’s because of one player – quarterback Terrelle Pryor, the one-man show of the Buckeyes who threw for 2,094 yards and 18 touchdowns and also used his legs to rush for 779 yards and seven touchdowns.

Coming off of a Rose Bowl win over Oregon and an 11-2 season that saw them finish fifth in the nation, the Buckeyes are expected to be ranked among the top five teams in the nation and will be for good reason. Not only do they return one of the nation’s best quarterbacks, but they bring back their top running back (Brandon Saine) as well as their top two wide receivers from last season, DeVier Posey who went for 60 catches for 828 yards and eight touchdowns and Dane Sanzenbacher who caught 36 passes for 570 yards and six touchdowns.

This doesn’t include the defense that returns three of their top four tacklers and their top pass rusher. Linebackers Ross Homan and Brian Rolle were one and two in tackles last year and defensive back Jermale Hines was fourth. Cameron Heyward led the team with 6.5 sacks last season and he returns as well.

And then, of course, there’s the battle of playing in the Horseshoe. Sure, the ‘Canes have played on the road in hostile environments over the past three years, including two wins at Florida State two of the past three seasons, but the Horseshoe is the unknown. The place will be buzzing. The environment will be insane as it will be the first meeting since the ‘Canes were robbed in the Rose Bowl by a blind referee who decided to make an absurd pass interference call seconds after UM players were celebrating. Yes, I am still bitter nearly a decade later as I know are most ‘Canes fans about that call.

While many of the current players were barely in high school the last time these two teams met, you can be a.ssured that the phones will be ringing that week at UM with phone calls coming from members of the 2002 team that was a call away from a second straight National Championship.

Do the Hurricanes have the muscle to compete in this game? Without question, the ability is there, but the last Big Ten team Miami played (Wisconsin) pounded the ‘Canes up the gut the entire game and came away with a win. One can expect much of the same from the Buckeyes. They’ll try to gash the ‘Canes up the middle and send loads of pressure on defense.

How the ‘Canes will attack Ohio State remains to be seen. Will Jacory Harris try to attack the Buckeyes secondary? Will there be a mixture of run and pass? Will it be the Damien Berry show? No matter how the ‘Canes try to attack Ohio State, it’s going to start with the offensive line and if the ‘Canes line can get push up front.

If that happens, the chances of win increase exponentially. If not, winning becomes bleak.

It’s only four months away to the day.
 8 years ago '04        #6543
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UM should be nastier up front (on defense at least)
UM coach Randy Shannon told reporters he wanted his team to "get tougher" this spring. So, now that the Canes are done with the spring, is UM a nastier football team in the trenches?

There won't be any real way to tell until the season gets going. But strength and conditioning coach Andrew Swasey believes on size, strength and athleticism alone "we have to be." I caught up with Swasey Friday after UM's final practice of the spring and he had nothing but praise for the growth he's seen from the Canes' big boys in the weight room and on the field. He even went as far as to say the defensive line has as much talent -- if not more -- than the 2002 team that lost to Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl and boasted three first round picks, a third, a fourth and a fifth.

"I look at this crew and compare it to when Jerome McDougle, Andrew Williams, Vince Wilfork, [Matt] Walters, Jamaal [Green] and that crew was here," Swasey said. "That team was two-deep solid. This one might be three or four deep at end. Honestly, we've never had this many numbers."

Swasey said he is encouraged by the size and physicality of two players in particular at defensive tackle: junior Micanor Regis (6-3, 300) and sophomore Curtis Porter (6-1, 315). Both, he said, have elevated their play and development to a level the program hasn't had in some time. Swasey said he expects Marcus Forston, a 2008 five-star recruit coming back from a shoulder injury, to eventually blossom to that point as well. "When you go with Porter, Regis, Forston, you're sitting really stacked. I mean, it's a wrap guy," Swasey said. "What they are is tough. They're hard working kids. You can see the development, the maturity kicking in. You've created great depth."

UM produced only 24 sacks last season -- 19 from the defensive line. Former UM a.ssistant Don Soldiger, who was at last week's final spring practice, said there is no way the program can't increase that number significantly with veteran Rick Petri now coaching a much more experienced defensive line. "He's going to take it to an entirely different level," Soldinger said. "He's a tremendous hire for Randy."

Said Swasey: "You look at end now, who hasn't played there? They aren't babies anymore. Olivier [Vernon] is coming back with a year in. [Allen] Bailey, [Adewale] Ojomo, [Steven] Wesley all have old head experience. Andrew Smith has a had a great spring. Marcus Robinson too. When you have a guy like [Dyron] Dye backing up, I mean come on man."

The Canes' offensive line, however, still has a lot more to prove before receiving high praise. Still, after surrendering seven sacks in the first spring scrimmage, progress was obviously made Saturday when the defense was only able to produce three sacks. With Orlando Franklin, Joel Figueroa, Harland Gunn and Brandon Washington the only returning players with real game experience, it was imperative for young guys on the offensive line to grow up or take at least a few paces forward this spring. Some clearly did; others are still working on it.

Offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland said the player he was most happy with this spring was center Tyler Horn, who probably solidified his spot entering the fall as the team's starting center. Swasey said it was good for redshirt sophomore Ben Jones and redshirt freshmen Jermaine Johnson to get a lot of snaps at tackle with Franklin out this spring. But of the many young players UM could end up having to depend on should injuries occur, Swasey was only confident telling me Johnson, Jones and true freshman Malcolm Bunche are probably physically ready enough to win battles in the trenches. But even Bunche, Swasey said, probably needs another year of development.

A FEW MORE TIDBITS...

> Sophomore cornerback Brandon McGee had a few mental lapses in coverage Saturday and got beat for big plays a couple times by the Canes' talented receivers. McGee's physical gifts certainly aren't to blame. Not only is he one of the fastest players on the team (he ran a 4.31 as a freshman), but at 5-11, 185-pounds he's strong enough in the eyes of Swasey to win most physical battles.

"He's probably one of the most prettiest looking dudes out there," Swasey said. "There's just nothing like game experience."

McGee probably could have benefitted from a redshirt season as a true freshman. But considering UM was so thin at corner, he was asked to play. McGee is a talented player and it's just a matter of time before he takes the next step.

> Fifth-year senior Kylan Robinson made big strides to earn the top spot at middle linebacker coming out of the spring. But whether or not he keeps a starting job when juniors Jordan Futch and Ramon Buchanon return in the fall remains to be seen. "I think he has a good chance," said junior Sean Spence. "He's made big improvements in terms of mentally, physically. He's taking charge on the defense."

Asked to compare Robinson to a few of UM's previous middle linebackers, Swasey said Robinson (6-1, 235) is "stronger than former middle linebacker Glenn Cook," but "not as fast as Darryl Sharpton."

"He's very instinctive, athletic and knows where he has to be," Swasey said. "I'm excited for him. He can play."
 8 years ago '04        #6544
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Will extension level recruiting playing field?
by: Shandel Richardson May 12th, 2010 | 10:13 PM Finally.
After months of negotiating, the University of Miami and coach Randy Shannon came to terms. With Shannon signing a new four-year contract Wednesday, it ends all the speculation of the University lacking faith in its coach. The deal brings stability, well as much stability you can have in the unstable coaching profession, to the program.
It also should make things a little easier for Shannon in the recruiting game. No more does he have to hear questions from recruits about his job status. He can walk down the halls of St. Thomas Aquinas, Glades Central or Miami Pace with a bit of swagger.
“That’s big,” Glades Central coach Jessie Hester said Wednesday night. “Everybody knew this was going to be a pivotal year for the program as far the coaches go. For the administration to do this, it bodes well for (Shannon).”
For UM, that means a lot coming from a coach such as Hester. He annually coaches some of the nation’s top players, including receiver Kelvin Benjamin. Hester said Benjamin often talked about the insecurity among the coaching staff at UM, but those discussions will end.
“That was a concern of his,” Hester said. “You don’t want kids going into a situation they’re not aware and they’re around a bunch of new faces. Things can change drastically and Shannon getting a new contract will only help his relationship [with Benjamin].”
Fort Lauderdale Dillard coach Manny Martin felt the same way when he heard the news. The Panthers feature defensive back Wayne Lyons, who is Broward County’s top prospect. Martin said Lyons has always shown interest in Miami, but this will only help.
“Wayne actually likes that the U is interested,” Martin said. “But when it comes time to make a decision, he’s going talk to his family and when he’s sorting through it all, [the new contract] is going to help. I’m not saying the coach is the No. 1 decision, but it’s somewhere between No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3.”
 05-14-2010, 02:43 PM         #6545
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I'm sure most of you have heard already, but if not..

Miami and Notre Dame have agreed on a 3-game series.

2012 @ Soldier Field in Chicago
Home-and-Home for 2014 and 2016
 8 years ago '05        #6546
Deeangoe 2 heat pts
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i guess no alabama season opener then
 05-14-2010, 05:41 PM         #6547
Hurricane Ra  OP
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Lets handle our business fam
 8 years ago '07        #6548
Kinglew88 13 heat pts13
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damn we scheduling every damn body

let these a.sswhippins commence
 8 years ago '05        #6549
Deeangoe 2 heat pts
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 05-14-2010, 10:10 PM         #6550
Hurricane Ra  OP
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 The Lefty said:
I'm sure most of you have heard already, but if not..

Miami and Notre Dame have agreed on a 3-game series.

2012 @ Soldier Field in Chicago
Home-and-Home for 2014 and 2016
BOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
 8 years ago '05        #6551
Deeangoe 2 heat pts
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definately gonna go to chitown and game at notre dame...i should be in grad skool up north:cool-smiley-009:
 8 years ago '04        #6552
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Early Thoughts on Pitt Game
May. 15, 2010

By: Rudy Rodriguez-Chomat





Dion Lewis (Courtesy of Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Win or lose at Ohio State on September 11, the University of Miami football has to have a short memory because 12 days later it will travel to another tough destination, this time facing off against the Pitt Panthers, a team that is expected to be ranked in the top 20 to start 2010.

The old rival from the Big East returns and returns with a vengeance. The Panthers are good, point blank. Not Ohio State good, but good enough to beat Miami if they play well and the ‘Canes don’t bring their “A” game.

Coming off a 10-3 season and a bowl win over North Carolina, the Panthers lost three games in 2009 by a combined 11 points, including a 45-44 loss against conference champ Cincinnati, a game they led 38-24 in the fourth quarter.

The Panthers game plan is pretty simple for the most part. They run, run, run. They return sophomore running back Dion Lewis who had a monster freshman season rushing for 1,799 yards at 5.5 yards per carry and 17 touchdowns. But they will have to figure out who their quarterback is. That is something that should certainly play into Miami’s favor as the ‘Canes will likely see a heavy, heavy dose of Lewis. I.E. The 'Canes know what Pitt will do.

Bill Stull threw for over 2,600 yards and 21 touchdowns, but he’s gone and the only guy who saw any action besides Stull last season was sophomore Tino Sunseri. There is definitely going to be a battle though for the starting position with Pat Bostick who was a starter as a true freshman.

Pitt brings back its top receiver threat in 6-foot-5, Jon Baldwin who caught 57 passes for 1,111 yards and eight touchdowns so the return of a big time playmaker should certainly help whoever is taking the snaps under center. It will certainly be a challenge for Brandon Harris.

Defensively, the Panthers have a great pass rush that led the nation in sacks. From that defense, they return their top two defensive ends in Greg Romeus and Jabaal Sheard. The two combined for 13 sacks last season, 22 tackles for loss and 23 quarterback hurries. As a team, Pitt had a ridiculous 47 sacks, more than 3.6 per game.

Overall, the Panthers return their top two tacklers in junior linebacker Max Gruder and senior corner Dom Decicco, and four of their top six including both starting corners in Decicco and sophomore Jarred Holley who both had three interceptions last season.

So the ‘Canes will have a challenge. The offensive line will have to keep Romeus and Sheard off of Jacory Harris. And the receivers will face a couple of experienced corners.

Defensively, it will be a challenge of the virtual unknown in terms of Pitt’s quarterback. They will essentially have two games of game tape to scout whoever is the starting quarterback. But they do know they will see one of the nation’s elite running backs in Lewis.

And of course, it’s another tough road game. The ‘Canes four games following the opener are as tough as it gets with Clemson and Florida State following this game, so winning at Pitt will be very important, especially if the ‘Canes lose at Ohio State.

If the ‘Canes are able to win at Ohio State and Pitt, they will be 3-0 and with confidence beyond the wildest imagination and a special season could be in store.
 8 years ago '05        #6553
Deeangoe 2 heat pts
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Cory Nelms, DeMarcus Van Dyke, Travis Benjamin and Brandon McGee broke the school record in the 4x100m relay. The foursome finished second in the race with a time of 39.60 seconds.

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 8 years ago '07        #6554
Kinglew88 13 heat pts13
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damn them n*ggas was flyin
 8 years ago '04        #6555
madness 15 heat pts15
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damn 39 seconds? Blazin
 8 years ago '04        #6556
Cap Peeler 7 heat pts
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ain't nobody gonna catch TB in the open field.
 8 years ago '04        #6557
Playnogames305 
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Recruiting Outlook: The RBs
May. 20, 2010

By: Nate Adelson





James Wilder (left) and Mike Bellamy (right) are arguably the top two running backs in Florida.
In Miami’s 2011 recruiting class, running backs can probably be considered more of a luxury than a need.

The Canes have experience in the form of Damien Berry and Graig Cooper. Other contributors return in the form of Lee Chambers in Mike James. Emerging young stars are looking to make their mark in the form of Lamar Miller and Storm Johnson. Two more signees will arrive in June in the form of Eduardo Clements and Darion Hall.

Miami is looking to add one more name to the list if the opportunity presents itself, simply for depth purposes. Whoever it is will have to be willing to overlook all the competition, because playing time will certainly need to be fought for.

Miami’s first choice would likely be Tampa Plant’s James Wilder (6-2, 215). Wilder is likely the top prospect in Florida and possibly the top prospect in the nation. He is a bruising power runner with enough speed to break off some longer runs. He is heavily courted by the likes of Florida, Florida State, Alabama, USC, and Georgia, and he may wait until signing day to make his decision.

Another back Miami would love to reel in is Punta Gorda Charlotte’s Mike Bellamy (5-10, 176). Bellamy is not the type of back that the coaches usually like but his breakaway speed is absolutely special. His productivity the last two years has been incredible with over 4,100 yards and 60 touchdowns. Florida and Clemson are strongly in the mix but he has never showed much interest in Miami.

Another name on the radar is Daniel Lasco (6-0, 190) out of The Woodlands High in The Woodlands, Texas. Lasco is a taller back who can play some slot receiver but he is a burner with the ball in his hands. Miami targeted him in September and he has since taken two unofficial visits to Coral Gables. He will likely commit in the next month or two with the other possibilities being Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, and TCU.

Savon Huggins (5-11, 190) from St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City, New Jersey, is one of the top players in the country with around fifty offers in total. Huggins had a breakout year in 2009 with 1,500 yards and 22 touchdowns after splitting carries the two previous years. He took an unofficial visit to Miami in August and was extended an official UM offer soon after. His contact with the coaches has since cooled somewhat but he could be a possibility if Miami decides to strongly pursue him.

The other name in the picture is Jeremy Hill (6-1, 224) from Redemptorist High in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Hill is exactly the style of back that the coaches like and that’s why they’ve been on him since September. He is interested in visiting Miami but he figures to be quite a tough pull. He has remained committed to LSU since September which is right next door for him and he is very close with many of the other Tiger pledges.
 8 years ago '04        #6558
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Recruiting Outlook: The QBs
May. 19, 2010

By: Nate Adelson





Teddy Bridgewater (left) and Kiehl Frazier (right) are two Hurricane quarterback targets.
Quarterback is undoubtedly one of the most important positions in the 2011 Miami recruiting class.

The Canes are looking to land the guy who could be good enough to take the reigns following the departure of junior Jacory Harris.

Sophomore A.J. Highsmith and freshman Stephen Morris are certainly possibilities but neither one has proven much of anything just yet.

Miami is looking for a nationally recognized name who brings not just his own talents but the reputation to attract other talented prospects to join him in Coral Gables.

Scholarship offers were extended to the likes of North Carolina’s Christian LeMay, Ohio’s Braxton Miller, and Georgia’s C.J. Uzomah, but those names have fallen by the wayside.

The field now seems to be narrowed to just two remaining names.

The first name burst on to the Dade County football scene as a sophomore who led his team all the way to the class 6A state title game before falling to Sanford Seminole. Miami Northwestern’s Teddy Bridgewater (6-2, 180) has a pass first mentality while he still possesses the speed and athletic ability to cause problems for a defense. He has excellent pocket presence and often leaves some of the most talented pass rushers on the ground, empty handed. He is looking to improve on his interception total of twelve last season but it wasn’t an issue as a sophomore when he threw just three.

On the recruiting front, Bridgewater has been a high priority ever since he received a verbal UM offer in June followed by a written one in September. He is a big believer in the pro-style offense which does work in Miami’s favor. However, he has also always expressed interest in playing somewhere in the SEC. He hasn’t spent much time visiting schools outside of Miami but he has always maintained that he doesn’t plan on committing until some time during his senior season.

The second name has led his team to back to back state titles while putting up crazy numbers. His junior season saw him complete 227 out of 362 passes for 3817 yards and 48 touchdowns and 14 interceptions to go with 137 carries for 764 yards and 14 additional touchdowns.

Kiehl Frazier (6-2, 210) from Shiloh Christian in Springdale, Arkansas, has already decided to play in the 2011 Under Armour All-American game.

Miami’s main competition for Frazier is currently coming from Arkansas and Auburn with Notre Dame and LSU also in the mix. Miami has put a lot of effort in to their recent pursuit of Frazier including a call from head coach Randy Shannon and a visit from offensive coordinator Mark Whipple. He plans to take his first visit to Miami in early June and hopes to have his decision out of the way by July at the latest.

Miami hopes to have their quarterback in place by the end of the summer if not before then. It will be interesting to see if that quarterback ends up being Teddy Bridgewater, Kiehl Frazier, or another name that isn’t currently on the radar as much as those two.
 8 years ago '05        #6559
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CORAL GABLES — Two of the Miami Hurricanes’ top stars couldn’t come out and play this spring.

Senior tailback Graig Cooper was recovering from a serious knee injury, and junior quarterback Jacory Harris was sidelined after right thumb surgery.

However, there are quite a few other players who give the Hurricanes plenty of hope going into the 2010 football season, and those players should help Miami answer some questions.

Are the Hurricanes going to create more turnovers than last season? The answer should be a resounding yes, with a deeper, more talented defensive line coached by Rick Petri, who returned to the school after 15 years.

This depth should result in better run defense, more third-and-longs and more pressure on quarterbacks, which ought to lead to more sacks, forced fumbles and interceptions by a more experienced secondary.

But as Miami Hurricanes analyst Don Bailey Jr. said, “There are a lot of could-bes and should-bes instead of ares.”

On offense, is there a capable backup if Harris goes down during the season? Again, yes. Offensive coordinator Mark Whipple has done a wonderful job of developing A.J. Highsmith, Stephen Morris and his son Spencer. While the Hurricanes played vanilla defense in the spring game, it allowed the backups to throw the ball up in the air and know their receivers would go after it.

Two other questions: Will Miami’s offensive line and tight end corps be better? So far, the answer is no.

The Hurricanes lost three offensive starters from an already-thin line. The backups aren’t quite there yet physically to hold against a schedule that will feature eight games against bowl teams, including three straight on the road after the opener at home against Florida A&M.

Tight end is even shakier. There are only four career receptions in that group, all by Richard Gordon, who Miami desperately needs to become a regular contributor in his final season.

But if the Hurricanes have to go to more of a spread, it won’t be the worst thing in the world.

There’s Leonard Hankerson and LaRon Byrd, two rangy receivers who look as if they’ll keep getting better. And Kendal Thompkins had eight catches in the spring game. Also of note is wide receiver Travis Benjamin, who gets everyone’s attention with his stops and starts, zigs and zags.

“Travis Benjamin is really explosive out there,” safety Vaughn Telemaque said. “He can make a move or a cut at any second, and it’s a big play out there.”

While Benjamin finished third in the ACC’s 100 meters (10.4 seconds), he was part of a 400 relay team with cornerbacks Cory Nelms, DeMarcus Van Dyke and Brandon McGee that earlier in the season had a time of 40.15 seconds, the fastest by a Miami relay team since 1998 and the third-fastest in school history. Nelms, a cornerback who was a big contributor last season on special teams, also won the 110-meter hurdles at the ACC meet in 13.82 seconds.

With that speed and a little more experience, Miami’s DBs now feel they can be a little more brave, take a risk or two, and make a play.

Other top performers included:

•Center Tyler Horn. In one practice, offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland said his 6-4, 300-pounder junior “pulled a couple of calls out of his pocket.”
Miami coach Randy Shannon called Horn the team’s most improved player on offense during the spring.
“In the past, he would always fumble snaps,” Shannon said. “This year he didn’t even do that. (He) was making the calls, very smart, very into it. He was a guy that we said, if we’re going to be pretty good on offense, the center has to be the key.”
•Right tackle Jermaine Johnson. His prep basketball skills have helped his footwork greatly.
“He did an unbelievable job of going against the Allen Baileys, the Marcus Robinsons, guys that can really pass rush,” Shannon said.
•Bailey has gone from defensive end to tackle and now back. With that experience, he now feels he can take Petri’s terminology and “teach the young guys as much as I can.”

•End Adewale Ojomo, who missed all of last season with a broken jaw but appears ready to tear it up, made a bold comment about 6-3, 300-pound junior defensive tackle Micanor Regis.

“If he keeps up what he’s doing, he can be an All-American this season in my own personal opinion,” Ojomo said. “Micanor is consistently dominant. He’s been impressing me.”
•Another physical defensive tackle is 6-1, 315-pound sophomore Curtis Porter. Strength and conditioning coach Andreu Swasey said Regis and Porter have the physical tools to be really good. Marcus Forston, bothered by injuries for the past year, will have to really work to get his starting job back.
Porter isn’t shy about how his linemates are feeling about their abilities.
“We’re trying to bring back the ’80s, the ’80s swag,” Porter said. “Everybody talks about it, wants to get back to that old swag, to have the other team scared of you before you even enter on the field. It’s just intimidating people, man. That’s what we want to do.”
Swasey thinks this front has as much talent as the 2002 team that lost to Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl and had three first-round picks (Vince Wilfork, Jerome McDougle, William Joseph), a third (Andrew Williams), a fourth (Jamaal Green) and a fifth (Matt Walters).
•Junior linebacker Sean Spence has added about 20 pounds and looks like he’ll be in position to be a tackling machine.

•Cornerback Brandon Harris is an All-American, and safety Ray-Ray Armstrong has the makings of being something special, as shown by his two interceptions in the spring game.

Shannon, though, wants to see more.
“Wherever he finished up in the spring, he has to get better in the fall,” Shannon said. “And he finished up strong in some areas. Now in the summer he has to study film, get in the weight room, get bigger, faster and stronger.”
Of players who missed camp, the news was mostly good there, too.

It originally was thought that Cooper, injured in the Champs Sports Bowl, would miss the 2010 season. Shannon, however, isn’t ruling out a return.

“It depends on the body,” Shannon said. “A doctor or rehab may say you’re supposed to be out six months. But it depends on how the body reacts. Has he been working out in the weight room? Yes. Has he been going to rehab? Yes. He’s not walking around with a brace. He’s not running right at this time or doing those things. But he’s normal, not on crutches, and he’s looking like a regular person right now.

“I can’t really put a date or time, but from all prognoses, if he keeps doing what he’s doing, he’s going to be ready for the season.”

Harris, meanwhile, expected to be ready to throw by mid-May.

“He’ll be ready (for the preseason),” Shannon said. “He’ll definitely be ready. We had to make sure he was OK.”



LETS GET IT!!! :cool-smiley-009:
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•Junior linebacker Sean Spence has added about 20 pounds and looks like he’ll be in position to be a tackling machine.
So he's up to 225, 230? Thats gonna be beastly. Everybody knew spence could ball, just needed to fill out
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