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Vernon sticking with Canes

Olivier Vernon isn't going anywhere. He's staying home with the Hurricanes. In a small get together in his high school principal's office, Vernon told friends and family moments ago he is going to stick with his commitment to the University of Miami, which he made back in August.

Img_1212"It was kind of hard because all three teams can win a national championship," said Vernon a 4-star Rivals.com recruit and 6-4, 240-pound defensive end, who was mulling over UM, Alabama and Florida State until the past week. "But UM has been my dream school since I was young. I felt like I was destined to play for them."

Vernon, who graduated from American High Thursday, will begin classes at UM Jan. 20 and will room with freshman defensive tackle Curtis Porter in the spring. He will wear No. 17. Eventually, he will switch over and room with fellow incoming freshman Dyron Dye in the fall.

He's looking forward to rehabbing his injured left ankle, which he injured in the season opener against Coral Reef, with UM doctors and trainers. He said he's still experiencing some pain and could have some ligament damage. But he expects to be ready for spring ball in late February.

The Hurricanes are definitely getting a strong player. Vernon is benching 335 pounds and squating 455. "I've kept lifting, kept working in the weight room even though I haven't played," Vernon said. "I'll be ready."

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shannon should interview Steve Logan for the OC position.
He has a very good resume

Hey Manny, any info on a new Offensive Coordinator? Wondering if you heard any names being tossed around? Keep us posted!I was glad to see vernon chose Miami!

the OC from BC not returning to BC.....could he come to UM? he developed a great qb that should have been nfl mvp

Caneiac, I only know one of the possible candidates is San Diego Chargers QB coach John Ramsdell whom I know very little about.other than that it's been quiet.

With us taking so long to hire an OC, I wonder if Shannon is waiting for a certain NFL team to get eliminated from the playoffs to interview someone he has his eye on. We are not even hearing news of people he has interviewed. It would be interesting to know if there are any offensive minded coaches currently in the playoffs that have a connection to the U or Shannon.

I don't want to alarm anyone, but Streeter's profile on the ALWAYS reliable facebook ;) is

"Options
Tommy Streeter I quit, I don't care no more. I want out. 5 minutes ago -"

Uh oh.

Tommy Streeter I don't want out the U, I'm talking bout possibly my relationship. Y'all trippin. Lmao. 3 minutes ago - Comment

And the ALWAYS reliable facebook comes through again.

Caneiac, all I know is one of the possible offensive coordinators is San Diego Chargers QB John Ramsdell. Other than that, it's been quiet.

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