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Bridgewater latest to 'de-commit' since firing

Miami Northwestern quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, one of the stars in the University of Miami's 2011 recruiting class before Randy Shannon was fired hours after the team's loss to South Florida on Nov. 27, said Monday he's no longer committed to the Hurricanes.

Teddy Bridgewater "I'm just going to keep my options open, see who the next coach is," said Bridgewater, a U.S. Army All-American who is considered the second-best dual-threat quarterback in the country by Rivals.com.

"I can't tell you what he's going to do," Bridgewater's mother, Rose Murphy, told The Miami Herald Monday night. "because I don't think he knows what he's going to do."

Murphy told The Miami Herald her son got a visit from UM assistants Wesley McGriff and Tim Harris Sr. last week. Murphy said she believes that's when her son told UM he was planning to take official trips to other schools and was going to re-open his recruitment.

Bridgewater, who threw for 2,606 yards and 22 touchdowns in 12 games this season, has become the third UM player since Shannon's firing to de-commit from the program. Albert Louis-Jean, a standout in Brockton, Mass. considered the 12th-best corner in the country by Rivals, and Vero Beach High offensive guard Marcus Jackson, considered 13th best at his position nationally by the same publication, were the first two players to de-commit after Shannon was fired.

The Hurricanes have four remaining commitments: Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas receiver Phillip Dorsett; Tampa Alonso High defensive end Anthony Chickillo; Miami Belen linebacker Nick Menocal and Milford Prep School (N.Y.) defensive back Jeremy Davis.

UM athletic director Kirby Hocutt said the day after Shannon was fired he would honor the seven commitments. UM is only expected to have between 15 and 16 scholarships available in its next signing class.

The Hurricanes canceled their first recruiting weekend scheduled for Dec. 10-11, but still have not canceled the following weekend. Several top-tier players including Rivals' No. 1-rated receiver George Farmer (Gardena, Calif.) and No. 2-rated offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio were supposed to visit UM this weekend. Those trips to Miami have yet to be rescheduled for later dates.

The day after Shannon was fired, Chickillo, an Under-Armour Army All-American, said he had 50 phone calls and text messages from other programs trying to scoop him up. He said he remains committed to UM, but wants to see who the Hurricanes hire as coach.

"I'm still committed," Dorsett said last Friday. "It's tough. But Miami has always been my dream school. They've always been loyal to me and I'll always be loyal to them. I'm a Hurricane at heart."


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Coaches are willing to get closer to someone with the ebola virus than to take this job. DAMN

What is wrong with Miami Herald Media (and for that matter UM information?). Bo Pelini has just confirmed that the reports that he was interested in the UM job were false.
a) someone isnt telling the truth- including Pelini
b) The Miami Herald and navarro are scrubs at best
c) Kirby Hocutt is blowing this soooo badly, he is the next to go

Come on people. What is wrong with you all?

Now, I say, Leach's price tag went up by at least 500K.

mark my words- Shalala and Hocutt are going to sc-ew this up royally and UM is going to end up with another Coker or Shannon. This is sooooo bad. This is soooo pathetic. This is sooooo sad.

I mean, if I am a recruit, what am I going to do? What is there to do if you were a semi-recruit that some coaches were showing some love to? Who do you contact?

For every day that passes, Hocutt's seat should get hotter. I realize a good hire must be made, but I mean this is serious, folks.

The winner in all this is FSU. Tuberville and Golden are out too. It's Edsall's job.

A new beginning:

So, Hocutt and Shalala should be fired because of some arbitrary schedule imposed by you to hire a head coach only known to you.

You’re the Dean Wormer of this blog…did you also place Hocutt and Shalala on double secret probation. There must be something else you can hate on regarding the Canes other than this situation.

How about a Jacory hate fest? It’s been almost 24 hours since someone attacked that kid or you can pretend that Randy wasn’t fired and tell the world how much you still hate him.


FSU laughs at us. Come UM let's get it done!!

Yes, but everyone laughs at Sean the Pig Wilson.

He is a pig afterall

Posted by: Kosar for Coach | December 10, 2010 at 04:38 PM

Who cares what some hack blogger has to say. His claim to fame is his blog.

Edsall...the only guy who wants this job.

time is becoming a huge issue here, leach is the answer, high grad rates , big time offensive firepower, butts in seats, i can go on and on. This is the biggest hire this school has ever had and kirby has achance to get a guy to work for randys salary and free up big money for coordinators especially jp on special teams, when was the last time we blocked a punt,do not srew it up and hire edsel, he is not the sexy pick. do not blow it kirby.

I'm not crazy about Tressman. Why is he coaching in Canada?

Edsalll or Golden would be good selections.

I think Golden is the only one I spelled correctly.

If you bring in Trestman, some of the old coaches come back possibly (Kehoe, Soldinger ??)and Trestman would get alot of input form the old alumni as well as long as the administration does not interfere. Edsall can recruit in south florida and has conneticut talking football as well as basketball. Golden knows ACC football and lets face it, he made Temple a winning program and that within itself is very impressive. I'm good with the 3 candidates.

Y'all must be really insecure and in denial about your own school to come here and vomit. You all could not make it a the U, grsdewise or otherwise. The standards at Miami are above most schools and if you think your school can do better andits academics are better, than why arent you ranked ?

You probably got your meth dealers to help you write your letters. Go bad and get your GEDs

Who cares! We don't need another Japicky Harris! He's just another overrated high school player!

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