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Bridgewater talks UM commitment

NEW YORK -- Just got off the phone with Miami Northwestern quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who called me to confirm that he has committed to the Canes. Here is a short interview I was able to conduct with him in the middle of the Marlins-Mets game.

Q: Why did you decide now was the time to commit to UM?
"Right now, heading into the summer, I figured it was just a good time to do it. I just called coach McGriff and coach Shannon and told them about it. They were actually about to speak at a banquet in Chicago, so I didn't have a chance to talk to them."

Q: Are you still going to take your visits?
"I don't know about the visits. Me and my mom have to talk about that.

Q: Why UM?
"I'm going to be the only quarterback they're going to take. They're in my backyard. They've sent a large number of players and quarterbacks to the NFL. I just want to go there and become the next great one."

Q: Did the fact [former Northwestern quarterback] Jacory Harris is the man at UM play a factor for you in choosing UM at all?
"Not really. Jacory is cool. We're friends. But I'm looking forward to playing with all those guys who went to Northwestern.

Q: How much is this about you wanting to just get the recruiting process over with?
"Honestly, I want to be done with recruiting. I mean, right now, I'm just enjoying it. But it does get crazy."

Q: UM isn't going to have a big class. Do you know for sure you are going to be the only QB in this class?
"I don't know if it was a promise or not. They just said I'd be the only QB they would take."

Q: Is it important for you to play right away?
"It's important to me, but it's not that important. In college, the game is faster, you have to learn more plays. I know I want to learn the system. If I can play right away, I would. But I know it's going to take at least a little time. I just want to go in and compete, fight to get on the field."

Q: You sound relaxed.
"I'm excited. I really am. I just don't like talking about it so much. I like playing football. I like letting my play talk for me. That's it. But I'm happy."

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ahhh sorry gaytors can't touch teddy

i forgot i'm 1st on this shiz...

Great scoop Manny. WELCOME TO THE U TEDDY!! NATIONAL CHAMPIONS BACK-TO-BACK-TO-BACK-TO-BACK...hahahaha

Welcome to The U! Let the Nation know we coming!!!

Thanks Manny!

Good stuff Manny.. Way to keep da "U" nation informed. Keep the blogs rolling bruh. Welcome to the the family Teddy & Eli your homeboy from duuuuvall...

This is the one we've been waiting for!

This is the one we've been waiting for total package!

I guess we keep going for these run and pass guys. That's OK because RS hasn't won enough to get any quality pocket passer like in the great days of the Canes. We run a pro style offense...let's recruit a pure pocket passer (if we have a good season). Winning is everything...win and the recruits will come.

Huge get for the program. This kid is like a stronger faster Jacory and he is actually considered better than Jacory was when he was at MNW.

Thats whats up!!
Now with jacory and teddy the college football world better watch out...ESPN is already all over terrell pryor's jock what are them haters gonna say about this winning combination??
Congrats teddy and eli i hope you get more of your fellow northwestern teamates to join you

CANE NATION

That seals the deal...we're squarely back to #3 in the state. Those damn Canes have reconstructed the State of Miami fence with this get. Come on Urbie, get off the Vike and off the beach and start recruiting like we pay you for. Geez, $4 mm/yr and this guy thinks he's Geroge Hamilton.

Nice.
Critical QB recruit.
O-Line time.

Thanks for the info Manny!

Great commit, Teddy sounds like he has a really good head on his shoulders. He should be able to over the Qback position after Jacory. Keep building the program to where it needs to be never enough talent GO CANES!!

Hope it works out but I will believe it when the ink dries.

THANK GOD FOR A WISE AND SMART CHOICE. JEREMIAH 29:11

To drew Barret, you mean a white quarterback right because I dont remember Jacory running much at Da U.

He talks with confidence and swager, he will be a fine Hurricane...
Welcome to a big family Teddy and Eli...

Thanks manny! I hope he sticks , this will help lure other So. Fla recruits!

Lets go Canes!!! Now lets get Kelvin Benjamin, Sammy Watkins, James Wilder Jr., & Tony Steward and we will dominate for years!!!

Eli Rogers is a gator fan. he admitted it publically and wants nothing more than to be a gator, so diont hodl your breath on any of these commits.

Do the words "Bryce Brown" mean anything to yo all?

I know I will catch flack but UF got the guy they wanted in Jeff Driskel.

to drew barret what is JH is he not a P passer or do u know what a PP really is, u watch his numbers this yr. now that he has a yr, under his belt BLK QB's can be PP also. JH threw 4 over 3000 yds, last yr. he'll be much better this yr.

Sorry Gators, Michigan, FSU and all the other big schools who wanted Teddy...NOT GOING TO HAPPEN...Teddy knows the TRUTH: It's ALL ABOUT "THE U" baby!!

GayTurds: get ready for a BEAT DOWN in 2013, when you FINALLY decide to come to Miami for a butt-whooping.

The "U" is on the way back, big time!!
It's time to start fitting those RINGS for the SECOND HAND!!!

GO CANES!
S*rew the rest of you!!

I love how you IT guys censored me in my response to gators R good and the people bad mouthing the best team in the state.

Yes UM did well in getting Bridgewater, but UF wanted Jeff Driskel and got him. Driskel is considered the top QB recruit in the country thanks to his combination of size, he is 6'4" 225, speed, he runs the 40 in 4.52, and arm, he isn't afflicted by Tim Tebow's throwing motion or just below elite ball release speed. Gator nation is already going nuts over this kid, and with good reason.

I love it! Line up the 4 and 5 star QB's! This kid sounds like he's pretty committed, but I'll bet dollars to donuts he takes those recruiting visits and right around November we'll here rumors that he's thinking about the Gators or LSU again. But I think he's coming to the U and I love this.

To the above comment about him not being a pocket passer...he is tall and accurate and will have at least a year to work out the fundamentals on the scout team. He's said that has been the focus of his summer workouts as well. We have a tall pocket passer in Stephen Morris who was hand picked by Whipple over some more highly ranked recruits last year, so if that's the better choice we have that already.

InsideTheU had a couple of interviews with highly ranked Florida receivers (including Watkins) who said they loved Miami but were waiting to see which QB would commit. Hopefully this news reels them in as well, and that will solidify Bridgewater's choice.

It's starting to look a lot like 2008 again. That contract extension is looking pretty sweet.

Go Canes!

I like Teddy and all but I think the next good QB after harris is going to be the one we recruited last yr.

I hope Teddy plays one year together with Jacory .... I dont like to see a true freshman walk in as a starting QB

Drew, good job...guy commits and two minutes later you start talking about recruiting better quality pocket passers....you're a tard.

Awesome write up Manny!

Go CANES!!!

Looks like this kid doesn't want to win a National Title and wants to pad his stats in the 5th tier conference that is the ACC.....maybe 4th tier it's between them and the PAC 10. Also how can it be "all about the U" when the Canes haven't played in an ACC Title Game yet and didn't bring in a top 10 class the past 2 years?

Debose- its all about the U, because despite being a small private school, a bad run of thelast 5 years ( remember the late 90s and early 00s gator fans?), The U is still 5>3 against the 2 time NC gators. And now that Timmy melon head is gone, it'll be another 10 yrs before the turds even smell a BCS. It's still aboutthe U. Don't let anyone fool you. Watch the 2010 and 2011 seasons and learn

Great, great get. But if the "U" falters in 2010 and they do not win ACC and miss out on the ACC championship and do not go to BCS bowl game then Mr. Bridgewater might change his commit. 2010 will be a very important year for recruiting. No excuses in 2010. Get it done. Win ACC, Win ACC championship game, go to BCS Bowl game. GOOO! CANES!

Debose1 it is all about the U because we have the rings you inbread gaytor fans dream of, well i'd tell you more but you would'nt understand it's a cane thing!

Debose1 don't you have to pay the Gainsville jail a visit.

Manny, you r clearly more in the know than most of the posters here, including myself. How solid is the commit with TB? I remember when all went down with Chandler, things didn't look promising, although he did say he wanted to go to school with some of his high school teammates. I'd love for this to stick, but it's VERY EARLY!

Maybe because it is all about the U but it isn't all about just the past two years?

its ok um wont be in the acc for long. ONce this expansion shakes out the gayturds wont be able to duck the canes no more. SEC EAST here we come!!!!

DEBOSE ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?!?!?

ACC IS 4TH TIER?

SO NORTH CAROLINA, VIRGINIA TECH, GEORGIA TECH, CLEMSON, AND FSU ARE BAD SCHOOL?

AS OPPOSED TO WHO THE SEC?!?!?!? GEORGIA, KENTUCKY, ARKANSAS, OLE MISS, TENNESSEE? LMFAOOOO

FUNNY HOW IM A CANES FAN AND NEEEEEVER GO ON THE GATORS OR NOLES PAGES. BUT THEY ALWAYS WANNA COME ON OURS AND SEE WHATS HAPPENIN HAHAHAHA


PLEASE DEBOSE PLEEEEEEEEEEEEASE DO TELL US YOUR A GATORS FAN! AND WHEN EXACTLY DID U START WATCHIN COLLEGE FOOTBALL? BTW WE'VE ONLY BEEN PART OF THE ACC FOR 4 YEARS BEFORE THAT IT WAS DOMINATIN THE BIG EAST N THIS YEAR IS OUR YEAR!

6 YEARS* WHICH HAVE ALL BEEN SLUMPS CUZ OF LARRY COKER


"I love how you IT guys censored me in my response to gators R good and the people bad mouthing the best team in the state.

Yes UM did well in getting Bridgewater, but UF wanted Jeff Driskel and got him. Driskel is considered the top QB recruit in the country thanks to his combination of size, he is 6'4" 225, speed, he runs the 40 in 4.52, and arm, he isn't afflicted by Tim Tebow's throwing motion or just below elite ball release speed. Gator nation is already going nuts over this kid, and with good reason."

Posted by: JulesFIU07 | June 06, 2010 at 09:09 AM


SOUNDS LIKE ANOTHER KYLE WRIGHT SITUATION TO ME LMAO

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