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Barrow, Hill, Stoutland officially join Golden's new staff


Canes fans, It's official: Offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland, linebackers coach Micheal Barrow and receivers coach Aubrey Hill will be part of new UM head coach Al Golden's new Hurricanes coaching staff.

Below is the news release just put out by the university:

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – University of Miami head football coach Al Golden has announced that assistant coaches Micheal Barrow, Aubrey Hill and Jeff Stoutland have joined his first Hurricanes’ staff.

Barrow will coach linebackers, Hill will serve as the wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator while Stoutland will coach the offensive line.

The announcement of Barrow, Hill and Stoutland being added Golden’s staff does not necessarily rule out the possibility of other current Miami assistants joining his staff at a later date.

On Dec. 16, Golden announced his first three assistant hires in Mark D’Onofrio (defensive coordinator), Jethro Franklin (defensive line) and Paul Williams (defensive backs).

Barrow has served as a defensive coach at Miami since 2007, serving as linebackers coach in 2007, 2008 and 2010 and as a defensive assistant in 2009. Barrow, who also works with Miami’s special teams, has played an important role in the development of Sean Spence and Colin McCarthy, both of whom have already reached the 100-tackle mark this season. He has also been instrumental in the development of several linebackers that are currently playing in the NFL – Tavares Gooden of the Ravens, Darryl Sharpton of the Texans and Spencer Adkins of the Falcons. As a player, Barrow earned All-America honors at Miami in 1992, winning BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year while finishing seventh in Heisman Trophy voting and second in the Butkus Award voting. From 1989-92, Barrow tallied 423 tackles – the fourth-most in school history. He went on to play 13 seasons in the NFL, recording 1,133 tackles and 43 sacks in 173 career games with five different teams.

Hill has coached Miami’s receivers the last three seasons and served as the program’s recruiting coordinator for the last year. Since 2008, Hill has guided one of the top receiving corps in the nation at Miami. Headlined by All-America senior Leonard Hankerson, Hill’s top three receivers combined for 2,178 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2010. Hankerson recorded arguably the most productive season for a wide receiver in school history in 2010, catching a school-record 12 touchdowns while becoming the first player in school history to record 2,000 receiving yards in a career and 1,000 yards in a single season. Hill has also overseen the development of Travis Benjamin, who recorded 293 yards as a freshman, 501 as a sophomore and 699 so far this year as a junior. Before arriving in Coral Gables, he spent three years on the University of Pittsburgh coaching staff, where he tutored first-team All-Big East performers Greg Lee in 2005 and the tandem of Derek Kinder and freshman All-American Oderick Turner in 2006.

Stoutland has served as Miami’s interim head coach since Nov. 28, 2010 and has coached the Hurricanes’ offensive line the last four years. As one of the nation's most respected line coaches, his lines at Miami, Michigan State and Syracuse are well known for their outstanding run-blocking. In 2010, his offensive linemen earned All-ACC weekly honors five times, while the 'Canes have rushed for more than 200 yards in five of Miami's last seven games. Stoutland has overseen the development of numerous All-ACC players in his tenure in Coral Gables, including current Detroit Lion Jason Fox, as well as Brandon Washington and Seantrel Henderson, among others. Prior to joining the Miami staff, Stoutland spent seven seasons as the offensive line coach at Michigan State, following three years as an assistant coach at Syracuse and four years at Cornell.

Miami will take on Notre Dame in the Hyundai Sun Bowl on Dec. 31 at Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas. Stoutland will continue to serve as the team’s interim head coach up to and during the game.


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Not so fast. To all who say that linebacker play regressed, you need to watch the games. Spence and McCarthy were excellent, despite McCarthy playing out of position.

NE is an important recruiting area for UM--some of our best QB's came out of the NE (Kosar, Kelly, Testaverde), and some of our best DL as well (Dan Stubbs). The best Canes teams had So Fla talent with additions of PA/NJ top players.

Anyone, is there any news about Coach Golden talking with Latwan Anderson? We perhaps have the answer to secondary problems already on campus. Need to connect with him.

So when did S.Fla only have the talent????

If I can remember 3/4 of this team is from S.Fla and they haven't done jack crap! Didn't Miami get 7 players from one team on that #1 in the country high school team???? What have they done? Nothing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If all the talent is only in S.Florida then why is Florida st the only ranked team?? And they are only 23?????

FYI - Most of the inner city kids I recruited couldn't make the grades to get into Miami Dade JR College.

Remember, you have to make the grades and not have a rap sheet to play at most major colleges.

Keeping Barrow and Stoutland are a very good thing because for right now Coach Golden is recruiting where and what he knows the Northeast. It does not mean we will lose all the South Florida kids besides we only have 15 scholarships to give out. The coach I am on the fence on is Hill. Benjamin lacks WR skills badly. If anyone needs to be coached up by Mark Duper, it's Benjamin. Who in the WR core is going to step up next season ? No WR makes the sacrifice for the 1st downs anymore like a Daryl Spencer back in the day or as most recently as a Andre Johnson, Santana Moss, or Kellen Winslow at TE. I think Receiver play is the most crucial development for next season's success. Going back to recruiting and Coach Golden. Coach Golden is new to the area and relationships and bonds with High School coaches are new so at least for this recruiting season there may be more players recuited from out of state or maybe not who knows? I also believe Coach Golden at some point needs to learn and embrace the south florida commmunites that he will be recruiting in. He said he wants the old canes to come back and be prominent in the program, he also needs to seek them out to learn about the cultures and communites that they represent then there won't be so much belly aching about the south florida kids not being recruited.

I know it's been discussed ad nauseum but there seems to be some doubts about why RS was fired. I got FOUR words (while MANY more can suffice): Joe Pannunzio and Sam Shields!

How does ANYONE keep JP on their staff?! TE's regressed (Jimmy Graham excelled on talent) and he was TOTALLY stripped of Spcl Teams duties - it is RARELY seen that a coach would be stripped of his portfolio and stay on staff. You admitted he can't coach by demoting him! To say he's a recruiter is a JOKE!

How can Sam Shields go from UM's BENCH to starting in the NFL?! Poor coaching! Wish they would've gotten rid of Barrow - the man can't coach but at least he can recruit! Want proof - look at how Beason and Gooden was just good at UM but tear it up in the NFL! UM LB's invariably, invariably, invariably have slow first steps (can't read plays) and run themselves OUT of plays!

It amazes me the stupidity and nonsense that comes out of some of you guys mouths. OLCane what a tool you are homie. Sorry to tell you but your 305 boys are soft and have no heart. Can he go into the hood and recruit? That is just a stupid statement. What have the homies from the hood done the last 4 years with RS? Not a f-ing thing! Imo we need more white boys with heart and who can actually go execute a gameplan cause they have an IQ.

And the reason we kept some of these coaches who obviously do suck is just so Golden can build some relationships through them for recruting locally. Now after next year when he is in the mix locally they will most likely be gone except Stouland unless the OL just falls apart next year.

I'm sort of glad and sad at the same time, that we kept Barrow & Hill. Glad because at least we have someone familiar with the recruitment of these kids in Fla. Sad because neither of those positons they coach did squat. I know Hill can't catch the ball for these butter finger WR'S we have but I don't see any improvement in Johnson, Byrd, Tompkins & Streeter. These 4 are still average or below. As far as Barrow goes, these LB's ought to better than they have been. It's good that a couple of them have over a hundred tackles but where were they on all those long runs we coughed up this year.
Speaking of recruiting, Here we go again with these sleeper dudes. I've never heard of this guy. Why is it that we need 500 DE's? What we need is some help at DT & LB, that is where we are weak and have only average talent. I'm pretty sure DuBose will commit and we already have Chicklo at DE, where's the freaking Tackles at?

A 3-star up north is a 3-star anywhere. But, so what, a lot more goes into recruiting than just looking at the "stars". There have been great players who have played for the U, and elsewhere, who came from the NE, (including PA, Jim Kelly being just one). Jersey puts out great players who go to schools throughout the country - from GA to CA. Wouldn't mind landing some here.



It's official - Strong and Hurtt snag 2 Inner-City kids in Rogers and Bridgewater, Golden better start dancing quick cuz the word gets around like wildfire down here at da West, Central, Jackson and Booker....

Strong and most other D1 coaches know that Golden is not committed to Miami, he is waiting to coach his alma mater. These recruits are being told ONE thing. Golden is a used car-salesman collecting a check until that dream job is available.

Innercity-Reverend = Sean "the PIG" Wilson.

Rogers didn't have the grades. Louisville is barely above a remedial school. Ask Willie Williams how that place turned out for him.

I hear Muschump will be back in Austin within 5 years when Mack Brown becomes AD. Gatard trash thinks this year was an aberration. Everyone knows it is the beginning of another 100 year run of mediocrity.

FYI from Scout.com

Is five-star Miami (FL) Northwestern quarterback Teddy Bridgewater the biggest recruit in Louisville history?
Maybe. At the very least, Scout.com's No. 3-rated quarterback prospect is easily one of Louisville 's most heralded recruits along with former All-Americans Michael Bush, Brian Brohm and DeAntwan 'Peanut' Whitehead.

Bridgewater, an Elite 11 quarterback who has been selected to play in January's U.S. Army All-American game, verbally committed to Louisville Monday morning, one week after making an official campus visit with three-star teammate Eli Rogers.

Five-star prospect Teddy Bridgewater, Scout.com's No. 3-rated QB, is the highest rated recruit in UofL history.

A former Miami commit, the 6-foot-3, 205-pound Bridgewater recently re-opened his recruitment after Randy Shannon's dismissal. Louisville assistant coach Clint Hurtt made a recent in-home visit with the star quarterback and had been laying the groundwork for a commitment even before Shannon's future was decided by Miami administrators.

After visiting Louisville last weekend, Bridgewater made an official visit to South Florida. While he'll play in the Big East next season, Bridgewater will do so for the Cardinals.

"I talked to coach Strong and Hurtt and I told them I was coming," Bridgewater said. "I told them I was going to Louisville and both of them were yelling and screaming and real excited. Everyone was just real happy about the news."

With starting quarterbacks Adam Froman and Justin Burke departing, Bridgewater is expected to compete for the starting quarterback job next season. His likely competition? Fellow Elite 11 quarterback DaMarcus Smith, who plans to enroll at Louisville next semester.

Bridgewater isn't just another overly-hyped high school star, his production on the field the past two seasons speaks for itself.

As a junior, Bridgewater threw for 2,546 yards and 32 touchdowns, and rushed for 400 yards and eight scores. This season, Bridgewater threw for a Dade County-best 2,605 yards and 22 touchdowns with only two interceptions, and also rushed for more than 200 yards.

Bridgewater, an outstanding athlete who runs a 4.6 forty, missed two games this season with a minor knee injury, but returned to lead his team in the state playoffs. In his final game, a 42-27 loss to Miami Central in the Class 6A semifinals, Bridgewater threw for 436 yards and scored four touchdowns.

“He has repeatedly shown that he possesses that elusive quality known as "it", the quality that makes plays when a team needs them most,” said SunStateFootball.com analyst Geoff Vogt. “While he needs work mechanically as a QB, there is no question he gets the ball where he wants it and he has terrific timing.”

Bridgewater led Northwestern to an 10-2 record as a junior and his team finished 10-4 this season, falling to Miami Central in the regional action. As a sophomore, Bridgewater led Northwestern to the Class 6A state championship game.

“He doesn't have the size or arm or athleticism (tools) of [Florida recruit Jeff] Driskel but Bridgewater has the "it" factor going for him,” said Scout.com Florida editor Mike Bakas, who rates Bridgewater the #7 overall prospect in the state. “He's been better at this level than [Driskel], he's more accurate, and he's a proven winner.

“He throws a very catchable ball, understands the game extremely well, can buy extra time with his feet, and he's been outstanding everywhere he's been since the end of last season. Being just 6-2 without the rocket arm keeps him out of the top five but Bridgewater has what it takes to be a very good college quarterback.”

Bridgewater continues Louisville's Miami pipeline. Last year, the Cardinals signed Bridgewater's former Northwestern teammates Michaelee Harris and Corvin Lamb, plus Miami defensive lineman Jamaine Brooks. This year, Bridgewater



IN AL GOLDEN YOU GET...CRICKETS...Oh wait he came in third place in the MAC with Temple..and he played at penn state and won National Championships in 19..oohhh Crickets..well he sent the following guys to the NFL from temple...CRICKETS...
OH..here's one..he talks a good game.


Very happy to hear golden is keeping Bam Bam on his staff, we need more Canes on staff to keep this program growing. Very happy news indeed.

If I can remember 3/4 of this team is from S.Fla and they haven't done jack crap! Didn't Miami get 7 players from one team on that #1 in the country high school team???? What have they done? Nothing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nothing? Really?

If you want a oc how about Steve Walsh.He knows the pro set as good as anyone.He's in south fla.and he's as smart as anyone who is out there.And he's a cane.He's knowledgeable of the talent at the U and in south fla. area.If anybody has a better idea speak out.

Pete Carrolls Son is now our TE coach

Like the balanced staff across the northeast, west, and southflorida. Land a midwesterner and we've got it made.

Like the attitude, like the optimism, like the repeatedly verbalized goal that NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS are what we strive for. Like the intensity.

Like the balance of bringing in fresh blood and mixing it in with the old.

LIke the fact that he's reaching out to the players of today and yesterday.

Like the fact that he knows UM history and is willing to embrace the championships, the swagger, and the attitude while keeping Thug U a thing of the past. We've passed that baton off to Meyer/Muschamp. Go Gators! lol :)

Golden appears to a young ambitious coach who is both gutsy and calculating.

I am very, very interested to see what he can do in the offseason this year. This undisciplined and undermotivated team has so much raw talent. I truly don't think it will take much with the right coaching to put us in the Top 5 by the end of the season, Top 10 at worst.

Any recruit who decommitted because Shannon is gone is an idiot. Go freeze your butt off and get your daddy strokes elsewhere. Real men play for The []_[].

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