A nice addition to our secondary...which is a huge plus.
A nice addition to our secondary...which is a huge plus.
yep he is a massive steal and a needed one to pick up helps our recruiting class alot
Scrimmage #2 stats:
–Running back Lamar Miller scored on a 44-yard touchdown, showing his breakaway speed. He finished with 63 yards in seven carries and two TDs.
–Junior defensive end Andrew Smith recorded three sacks.
–Sophomore safety Vaughn Telemaque had two interceptions.
–The defensive highlight may have been when Storm Johnson broke off a 52-yard run only to be caught by DeMarcus Van ****, preventing the touchdown. Johnson led all rushers with 104 yards and one touchdown on 10 carries.
–Once again, the WRs dropped a lot of passes. Senior Leonard Hankerson had the most disappointing night, according to coach Randy Shannon. Aldarius Johnson also had a drop.
–Sophomore kicker Jack Wieclaw hit field goals of 33 and 27 yards. He missed an extra point because of a bad hold.
–Walk-on Nathan Gholston had an interception on a pass tipped by linebacker Sean Spence.
–Running back Mike James had just 18 yards on 12 carries and one touchdown.
–Quarterback A.J. Highsmith led two scoring drives. He capped one with a 13-yard run and the other with an 8-yard pass to Travis Benjamin. Highsmith was 7 of 11 for 94 yards but threw three interceptions. Spencer Whipple completed 7 of 9 passes for 75 yards. Freshman Stephen Morris went 0 for 3 in limited action.
–Here’s a list of those didn’t participate because of injury: running back Damien Berry (hamstring), guard Brandon Washington (knee), tackle Orlando Franklin (back), Brandon Harris (hamstring) and Joel Figueroa (shoulder).
–First string offense: LT Cory White, LG Jared Wheeler, C Tyler Horn, RG Harland Gunn, RT Jermaine Johnson, TE Richard Gordon, WR LaRon Byrd, WR Leonard Hankerson, FB Pat Hill, RB Mike James, QB A.J. Highsmith.
–First string defense: LE Andrew Smith, LT Allen Bailey, RT Curtis Porter, RE Micanor Regis, LB Colin McCarthy, MLB Kylan Robinson (Shayon Green had limited time) and LB Sean Spence. CB DeMarcus Van **** and CB Brandon McGee and FS Jamal Reid and SS Vaughan Telemaque. DE Adewale Ojomo played with the first team.
I went to that scrimmage. Lamar Miller looks like hes gonna be a beast
Does anybody know when the U sequel comes out? (documentary)
Spring Game is today at 4:30.
I don't know of any links, or if it will be televised...so if anyone could help out, that would be ****ing awesome.
First team O-Line from the Spring game consisted of:
LT Jermaine Johnson, LG Harland Gunn, C Tyler Horn, RG Brandon Washington, RT Ben Jones
Bunche was 2nd team...I'd like to see him get a chance to battle it out for a starting spot. I think he's got a lot of promise.
If I remember correctly Ben Jones was a 5 star recruit right? Hopefully he pans out.
We need to play better with the OL, there's no way we can get abused like we did against Wisconsin.
We got 2 commits last week.
Marcus Jackson and Albert Louis-Jean. Jackson is one of the top guards in the nation and Louis-Jean is DB out of Massachusetts.
Marcus Jackson committed a long time ago though. But yea he's prolly gonna be a four star.
I found a pretty good article about the U.
'The U' Shall Rise Again
Mar. 29, 2010
By: Bruce Feldman, ESPN.com
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.
Is this the year we go back to being "Da U" that we all know?
think we end up with 11 wins this year
JJ to the Colts.
Hopefully he can get some PT
Don't count on that.