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Canes meet, wait, watch as search goes on

The Miami Hurricanes met as a football team for the first time since Sunday, the day they were informed as a team by athletic director Kirby Hocutt that Randy Shannon had been fired as coach. Although internet reports surfaced saying the team meeting Thursday might be for players to meet their new coach, it wasn't.

Finals "We just had a meeting to go over academics, make sure the guys get their stuff done academically," sophomore cornerback Brandon McGee said. "Emotionally it's been tough. When you take a guy like coach Shannon away from the program, away from kind of what he built, it's not easy. It's been emotional but I feel like our coaches prepared us for moments like this and we're able to prepare for what's next."

Next for the Canes? Final exams and a whole lot of studying. The team won't practice again at Greentree until Dec. 11. In the meantime, McGee said, players have been working out and trying to refocus after a 7-5 season. Oh yeah, and they've been hearing plenty of rumors about who their next coach might be, too.

"We don't really pay attention to it too much. I think the fans feed into it much more than we do," McGee said. "Everyday we hear a different name.

"The only name I kept hearing was Jon Gruden. I was like 12 years old when he won the Super Bowl with Tampa Bay. I'm pretty much open to anything. Whatever coach they bring in, I'm sure they'll bring in the best guy to win."

Gruden all but ended any speculation he'll become UM's next coach on Thursday when he said he was willing to help the Hurricanes find a new coach during a teleconference on ESPN.

The news shocked at least one Hurricane -- defensive end Adewale Ojomo. "Wow," Ojomo said. "I was thinking coach Gruden might come in. Nobody told us that in here. But those were the rumors."

For the most part, players said they really don't care who among the current candidates gets hired. They just want a good coach.

"A coach that cares about his players," defensive end Olivier Vernon said of what he would like.

"Just a good coach who is going to come in and know the great tradition of Miami," Ojomo said. "Experience is the best teacher."

"It doesn't matter to me as long as its a coach who gets the job done," freshman tackle Seantrel Henderson said. "I love being a Cane, the family feeling as far as the team."

> Henderson walked out of Thursday's meeting with a black boot on his left foot. He's had it for over week. The 6-8, 350-pound right tackle has a sprained achilles, but said he won't miss UM's bowl game.

Teddy Bridgewater > Miami Northwestern High quarterback Teddy Bridgewater -- one of six remaining Hurricanes commitments -- hasn't wanted to talk about recruiting lately. But I spoke to his mother, Rose Murphy by phone Thursday, who told me Bridgewater is still continuing to mull over what do since Shannon's firing.

"It's been crazy," Murphy said. "But we're taking it one day at a time. And like he says, when the time comes he'll let everybody know.

"Everytime I think it's one school or when I think he's made a decision on UM, LSU or whatever, I really don't know. When I talked to him today he said, 'Mama, I haven't decided.' So, I really don't know. I try to stay out of it and tell him whatever decision he makes I support him. I know where I would want him. But he has to make his own decision. I just want what's best for him. If he goes away, I'm fine with it. But if he stays home and plays in Miami I'm fine with it. I just want him to do what he wants to do -- and get a free education."

Murphy said UM and LSU remain at the top of her son's list, but Florida and other schools remain in hot pursuit. "It's been a lot for him to deal with," Murphy said. "They come to the house, talk to him, call him. I can't really say Manny what he's feeling."

The Hurricanes lost one commitment since Shannon's firing -- four-star cornerback Albert Louis-Jean of Brockton, Mass. UM already canceled its first recruiting weekend Dec. 10-11 and is hoping to have a coach in place so it can host recruits Dec. 17-18. When Larry Coker was fired, it took UM a little more than two weeks to find a replacement.  

> In case you missed, CBS Sports Columnist Gregg Doyel took some serious shots at Canes athletic director Kirby Hocutt. He thinks Hocutt is already fumbling the coaching search process. I don't think Hocutt has and I think UM will still end up with a very good head coach.

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I don't comment much. There are particular sites where the misinformation is astounding. To his credit, the Canespace site tried to be realistic. But then he took what his followers said, and reasoned that firing was appropriate when his heart told him no. Rather than fight it, he just gave in to the masses. He will be a great host when he learns otherwise.

And this will be my final comment on all things UM. It is not worthy of my time. My wife got mad when I was more upset about the loss to SFLA than her pregnancy. Why couldn't she wait? LOL. But seriously folks, you all type idiot stuff. You would be better off being true fans. And yes, you jackoff, I direct it to you Solar. Good nite and Goodbye.

Do you take time out to go and help families on behalf of Miami? Nope I didnt think you did
Do you call Miami and ask them is there anything you can do to help out with anything? Nope I didnt think so
Have you called to see if there is anything you can do to help with homeless kids and families in the area for Miami? Nope I didnt think so
All you have done is complained about what needs to be done and how nobody is doing anything
Well slick...youre one of those tools that are sitting there not doing a damn thing to help out
So like I said either stand up and take some action or sit down and shut up
No wonder why you are only wanted at the eye of the lawyer site

U Cane fans are losing it like Ur football team.

What about the coach from Miami (Oh)? He took that team from 1-11 the first year to 9-4 and a conference title. That's impressive in my book. He seems to run a balanced offensive attack that fits the Hurricane's tradition. He's also been an assistant at some big time programs like Notre Dame, Texas, and LSU.

Jus saying,

you cant just conveniently choose 2008, (the one great year TT had under leach... in which ALL their stats were high because the big 12 defenses were ATROCIOUS that year) and claim the offense is balanced enough. RB's catching the football out of the backfield doesnt matter unless youre a scat back. an even then, that doesnt get you to the league.

what about 2007? 763 passes, 6114 yards > 246 rushes, 771 yards.

or 2006? 655 passes, 4803 yards > 220 rushes, 1019 yards.

in 2005... 588 passes, 4666 yards > 308 rushes, 1284 yards (109 rushes and 191 yards of which were on runs by the quarterback, hence the only year of under 600+ passes)...thus the actual totals are more like: 697 passes, and 199 rushes.

in 2004... 651 passes, 4796 yards > 293 rushes, 1104 yards.

and leaches last year in 2009... 669 passes, 5028 yards > 319 rushes, 1102 yards.

the disparity in all his years there is ridiculous. and in not ONE of those years did he ever have a 1000 yard rusher, a runningback drafted, or a quarterback drafted. (this is another reason he will struggle to recruit: no nfl potential). we have a tradition here at UM of great former players and NFL superstars.

if you turn to leaches gimmick system, say goodbye to NFLU. say goodbye to the 33rd pro team. we will no longer produce QB's. we will no longer produce RB's (which are plentiful in south florida). we will no longer produce OL who can run block. and we will no longer play defense. here were his points allowed a game from '02-'09: 31, 34, 26, 18, 25, 26, 28, 23.

with this hire, you compromise the tradition of the program. i want great NFL players produced from this university. i want scouts from all 32 teams at our pro days again. i dont want system guys who you never hear from again after their college careers are over. i want this program to be known for being "The U" and not for some coaches gimmicky system. that was the problem with shannon. he tried to change the identity of the program. and it failed miserably. i urge all the fans out there to not change the identity of The U. its what makes us great. its why its a canes thing...


oh and i dont have the film to prove it, but i HIGHLY doubt they ever ran any plays from under center aside from a kneel down. i also doubt you watched TT enough to know that off-hand as well.

please canes fans, do not advocate for hiring leach. stop with the facebook groups and emails to hocutt. if you truly care about UM you'll listen. leach is not right coach for the university of miami. he is not what this program needs nor is it what The U is all about.

i want this program to be known for being "The U" and not for some coaches gimmicky system. that was the problem with shannon. he tried to change the identity of the program. and it failed miserably. i urge all the fans out there to not change the identity of The U. its what makes us great. its why its a canes thing...


The U and it's a cane thing are history U relic. As are 10 win seasons, championship rings and rocking OB games.

No high profile coach will take this dead end job with a bandwagon 15k weakazz fanbase. U are delusional and a blind fan of the new notre dame of the south. Get Randy back asap, he's the only one that wants the job at mediocre U.

Don't forget to watch the ACC 'ship game today. U'll be the team not in it . Again.

Did U see the scratch Meyer is getting from UF?? 4 mil a year, and he's not even the highest paid coach these days (Mack Brown 6 mil, Saban 4.6 mil). UM can't come up with that for a high profile guy. Better off with Al Golden or Mario Christobal. Let's just cycle through a few guys until we find the next JJ or Erickson.

Aside from the remarks by - all of Leach's "leaches" and the drivel by "championships is all that matters" - most of the thinking seems to be reasonable.

Here are some interesting names and analysis:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/30918-college-football-coaches-of-the-future-sun-belt-fcs-and-nfl

Go CANES!

Actually, the Auburn administration was trying to find a way to fire Tuberville, so he went out and went undefeated and won the SEC and beat VT in the Sugar Bowl making the administration look like idiots. 9-3 in '05, 11-2 in '06, 9-4 in '07 then hired a new offensive coordinator (Tony Franklin) to run the sprewad and it failed miserably and TT fired him half through the season and they finished 5-7. He was 7-3 v. Alabama and a winning record against top 10 teams. Plus, the team that went 13-0 were ALL his recruits. He knows how to recruit and coach. He needs a good offenive coordinator though. That was a bad decision to switch from a run oriented pro-style offense to the spread with Franklin.

Yes! Let's get some "real" idea's.

Leach is not happening here. I did hear he was in Gainsville yesterday!

We Are . . . Canes Against The World!

Yes. I remember that. I wonder if he was pushed by "Boosters" to do that. My brother went to grad school in the SEC. He said he wouldn't put murder out of the question for some of though "Boosters" in the SEC.

Interesting spot on ESPN.

Where the best college coaches are coming from.

Youngstown, Ohio.

9 out the last 10 BCS Championships coaches have coaching ties with Youngstown, Ohio.

Interesting.

Now there's a thought.

The Youngstown, Ohio Coaching Tree.

It's been a known factor in coaching going back to Paul Brown (Cleveland Browns).

Do your research!

Go Canes!

Good stuff SuperCane!

Just watching game day. And the bit came up.
It was in reference to Stoops and Palini and the Neb. Ok. game.

June Jones

Butch

Butch will give immediate results. Problem is that many people inside the administration don't want him because of the way he left. Can't blame them. What a B!tch.

Butch will give immediate results?

I'll preface my rebuttal with some facts:

1)Butch did a great job recruiting THE U out of a bad situation.

2)Butch recruited arguably the greatest college football of all time, the 2001 NC team. For me there is no argument. Interesting fact: a UM player has scored a TD in the NFL every week for the last 8 years, FACT!

3)Butch continues to recruit great players for the Tar Heels. What 6,7 maybe 8 first and second rounders.

4)Butch can't coach his own talent! FACT!

5)Butch left UM under bad circumstances. I don't think he's a realistic choice. But who knows.

For me it's frustrating as hell watching great talent being poorly coached.

Butch?

No.

I agree he hasn't proven to me he can coach. Game day that is. His kids seem to well in the NFL though.

What should we do? What should we do?

Wait for Nebraska to beat OU and bring Stoops.

On Gameday, a nice piece on Youngstown, Ohio,
home of many top coaches. The fact is that some of the best (not all, obviously)coaches come from Northeastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. There is a strong win/work ethic in that region of the country. Kids are not raised in a pampered fashion, for the most part (what's up with Latwann Anderson from Cleveland?). And maybe there is such a thing as coaching genetics.

So again, I will mention Mike Shula. Can't you see Don on the sideline, triumphant from the Nutrisystem diet, cheering on the Canes, square-jawed and still breathing that fire?!!

Seriously, that part of the country is not a bad place to look in terms of grit, character and intensity, characteristics not shown by the Canes on too many occasions. What about the Miami of Ohio coach who took the Redhawks from 1-11 to a MAC championship last night?

As Gameday noted, not a lot of exciting candidates for the UM HC job. This is depressing, so maybe the priority needs to be on "pizzaz" and impact after all. But competitive fire and determination are right up there for this Canes alum. Hope we can make it real on both fronts!

Everybody is innocent until proven guilty. I believe that Mike Leach was a victim of a kid who abused the power of his father. He would bring a high powered offense and strike fear into our competition. Not to mention fill some seats. I think Miami should at least hear him out and give him an interview. It is absolutely awful to get blamed for something you did not do. I could see hanging up 50+ points a game and showing no mercy. Let's go Canes!

Butch Davis left us once that is once too many.
Tupperville can't win
Mullen might be alright but is not proven
Patterson would be expensive
Richt is nice but not sure he would fit in south florida
Leach is hungry and can light it up!!!

There's really no debate in my eyes who I would choose. Leach! Leach!


Leach's offense is fun to watch, but it won't hold up in bad weather...on an off track and championships are won in the latter half of each season were weather can be a huge factor. So, each year would be at best a crap shoot.

Leach is a good guy. Craig James, a real weasel as is his son, with ESPN's help has unfairly smeared the guy trying to ruin him. But, Leach is not the right guy for the "U".

Hire Butch or Skip Holtz or give Schiano another try.

The year before Tuberville took over Auburn they were 3-8 under Terry Bowden. TT had several 8 & 9 win season, but also went 11-2 and 13-0 with HIS players. He can recruit and they play defense. His only weakness is lining up a good Offensive Coordinaotr as he problems with that while at Auburn and eventually he mad a bad decisions trying to go to the s;pread with Tony Franklin. He had to fire Franklin in the middle of the season.

Keep in mind, the Administration tried to bring in Petrino (who had been the OC there for a year) and TT responded by going 13-0 and winning the SEC and beating VT in the Sugar Bowl. That was a F-U to the boosters and admin.
He was 7-3 against Alabama and had a winning record against Top 15 teams.

Manny! I hope that when the CANES hold a press conference with the new coach, I hope that you have the guts to ask the new coach : "Are you going to be SHALAYA"S LAP DOG and let her tell you how to run the football program and who to recruit like "LAP DOG RANDY", or are you going to tell DONNA, I am the coach and I am here to win Championships and I will run and recruit who I want. I still believe that SHALAYA should have been fired with "LAP DOG RANDY"

Would really like to get Boise's Petersen but realize its highly unrealistic. From all accounts I read Petersen and his family love living in Boise which has a totally different atmosphere than Miami. I don't doubt many other schools with much deeper pockets than Miami have offered all sorts of huge contracts only to be turned down. And watching a few of the Boise games, especially the bowls, they show up and bring their best. With or without top notch talent that team plays hungry and usually if not always comes out on top.

Dream Team at the U:

Headcoach: Jimmie Johnson
O-coordiantor: Leach
D-Coordinator: Randy
D-assistant: Warren Sapp or Darrin Smith
QB Coach: Dorsey or Walsh
Recievers coach: Lamar Thomas and/or Irvin

Superbowl winners and National Champions.

Talking about bringing back SWAGGER and National Attention....

Blows Gruden and every other potential coach away by 100 miles.

And we are talking about people who have REAL knowledge and skills to bring back an NC to Miami...

Dream Team at the U:

Headcoach: Jimmie Johnson
O-coordiantor: Leach
D-Coordinator: Randy
D-assistant: Warren Sapp or Darrin Smith
QB Coach: Dorsey or Walsh
Recievers coach: Lamar Thomas and/or Irvin

Superbowl winners and National Champions.

Talking about bringing back SWAGGER and National Attention....

Blows Gruden and every other potential coach away by 100 miles.

And we are talking about people who have REAL knowledge and skills to bring back an NC to Miami...

Read more: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2010/12/canes-meet-wait-watch-as-search-goes-on/comments/page/5/#tp#ixzz17Amcd6Jt

Butch Davis left us once that is once too many.
Tupperville can't win
Mullen might be alright but is not proven
Patterson would be expensive
Richt is nice but not sure he would fit in south florida
Leach is hungry and can light it up!!!


you cant be serious...

1. jimmy and schnells left too. are you going to hold that against them as well?
2. tuberville did win. all his games in '04. against top 10 teams. and against their biggest rival.
3. richt wouldnt fit in? you do realize he played here right?

To the people that say Tuberville cant win his overall record is 117-65 with a undefeated season. Fact is he is a winning coach.

On the Leach issue. Da U is built on inner city players. Not the uniform, helmet, administration, boosters, or fans. Leach cant talk to these men any way he wants to. Not a good fit.

Side bar: I saw J12 at the Wiz concert at the UM student center last night.
Honestly he does not look like a college athelte at all. Tennis players are bigger than him. College qbs should not be wearing skinny jeans!

Leach is hungry????
So is ex Kansas coach Mark Mangino, hes really really hungry
You must want to hire him then

What's this GIRLIE SH*T about "this coach left us..." bullsh*t????

This is a business, not a boyfriend.... Who cares if a former coach left for a better deal and millions$$$ more?

I would do the same if my career opportunities go that direction.

But if Butch or Jimmie wants to come back, those guys are gold and will bring instant recognition, swagger and intimidation back to the U.

Get over the personal sh*t, cuz it ain't personal, it's all business....

Dream Team at the U:

Headcoach: Jimmie Johnson
O-coordiantor: Leach
D-Coordinator: Randy
D-assistant: Warren Sapp or Darrin Smith
QB Coach: Dorsey or Walsh
Recievers coach: Lamar Thomas and/or Irvin

Superbowl winners and National Champions.

Talking about bringing back SWAGGER and National Attention....

Blows Gruden and every other potential coach away by 100 miles.

And we are talking about people who have REAL knowledge and skills to bring back an NC to Miami...

i will say this though... what did tuberville in was losing chizik at DC and hiring franklin as OC. as well the SEC coaching turnover with new coaches like miles, saban, and meyer emerging. made auburn a less desireable place to go for recruits.

and does anyone else think its possible that richt just doesnt care for miami? i mean he was an assistant at fsu for 16 years... and the HC at georgia for 10... thats 26 years ago. i mean he was an alum but maybe he just doesnt really like miami and doesnt really feel an allegiance to the program... idk... its just a thought. i still think he'd be a great hire (tubs too), but he's too comfortable in georgia.

WOW mark may is such a hypocrite!!! so apparently when the canes dont meet expectations OUR expectations are too high... but when PITT doesnt meet expectations they need to look to make changes... wow mark may... i like u as an analyst but go f*** yourself!

I see getting Tuberville as realistic. I agree he needs to get the right guy to run the Offense.

He can recruit. And he can coach HIS recruits.

Ronnie Brown and Cadillac Williams did a pretty good job running behind a quality OL.

Just short list of his players:

Karlos Dansby LB 2003 AFCA
Marcus McNeill OT 2004–2005 AP, CBS, FWAA, SI, Rivals, CFN, WCFF
Carlos Rogers CB 2004 AP, FWAA, WCFF
Junior Rosegreen SS 2004 SI, CBS
Carnell Williams RB 2004 AFCA
Kenny Irons RB 2005 Rivals
Tim Duckworth OG 2006 Rivals
Quentin Groves DE 2006 Rivals
Ben Grubbs OG 2006 Rivals, ESPN, PFW

David Irons

Yea, that's Karlos Dansby.

I think he can find talent, recruit talent and coach talent.

Yea. And Chizik still has 2 years of Tuberville's
recruits.

Interesting List:

Now, not all of the NFL players from Auburn are Tuberville's recruits.

But, TT coached at Auburn for ten (10) years.

I am pretty sure most of the players below were recruited and coached by Tommy Tuberville.


Current NFL Players from Auburn:

There are a number of former Auburn players currently listed on NFL rosters.

These players include nine running backs, seven linebackers, six wide receivers, three tight ends, eight cornerbacks, one quarterback, one placekicker and twenty linemen including six nose tackle, six guards, five offensive tackles and three defensive ends.
Name↓ Position↓ Team↓

1)Willie Anderson OT Baltimore Ravens(Retired)

2)Devin Aromashodu WR Chicago Bears
3)Cole Bennett TE Free Agent
4)Rob Bironas PK Tennessee Titans
5)Eric Brock DB Free Agent
6)Ronnie Brown RB Miami Dolphins
7)Jason Campbell QB Oakland Raiders
8)Tim Carter WR Free Agent
9)Antonio Coleman OLB/DE Buffalo Bills
10)Karlos Dansby LB Miami Dolphins
11)Tristan Davis RB Miami Dolphins
12)Tim Duckworth OG Carolina Panthers

13)King Dunlap OT Philadelphia Eagles
14)Heath Evans RB New Orleans Saints
15)Wayne Gandy OT Free Agent
16)Chris Gray OG Free Agent
17)Tyronne Green OG San Diego Chargers
18)Quentin Groves DE Oakland Raiders
19)Ben Grubbs OG Baltimore Ravens
20)Marquies Gunn DE Free Agent
21)Will Herring LB Seattle Seahawks

22)Kevin Hobbs DB Free Agent
23)Roderick Hood DB Tennessee Titans

24)David Irons DB Free Agent
25)Kenny Irons RB Free Agent
26)Tommy Jackson DT Free Agent
27)Brandon Jacobs RB New York Giants
28)Robert Johnson TE Free Agent
29)Rudi Johnson RB Free Agent
30)Spencer Johnson DT Buffalo Bills
31)Pat Lee DB Green Bay Packers
32)Senderrick Marks DT Tennesee Titans
33)Stanley McClover DE Free Agent
34)Walter McFadden CB Oakland Raiders
35)Jeris McIntyre WR Free Agent
Marcus McNeill OT San Diego Chargers
36)Anthony Mix WR Free Agent
37)Benjamin Obomanu WR Seattle Seahawks

38)Jonathan Palmer OT Arizona Cardinals

39)Jerraud Powers DB Indianapolis Colts

40)Mike Pucillo OG Free Agent
41)Jay Ratliff DT Dallas Cowboys
42)Tony Richardson FB New York Jets
43)Carlos Rogers DB Washington Redskins

440Kendall Simmons OG Free Agent
45)Pat Sims DT Cincinnati Bengals
46)Takeo Spikes LB San Francisco 49ers
47)Carl Stewart RB Free Agent
48)Ben Tate RB Houston Texans
49)Courtney Taylor WR Free Agent
50)Dontarrious Thomas LB Free Agent
51)Josh Thompson DT Free Agent
52)Reggie Torbor LB Miami Dolphins
53)Cooper Wallace TE Free Agent
54)Marcus Washington LB Free Agent
55)Jonathan Wilhite DB New England Patriots
56)Carnell Williams RB Tampa Bay Buccaneers
57)Travis Williams LB Free Agent

Frustrated for many years with my Canes. First off look at the speed and depth. Look at the top 20 draft classes over the last 10 years that we have wasted. NOW, GO TO A MEAN ASS 3-4 defense since we want to play man up all of the time. Blitz and USE THAT SPEED GUYS. What the hell is wrong with everyone? PRESSURE is the game today. Every play. If we rotate so many lineman on D anyway, a 3-4 is what you want. reaction D is old school coaches!Wake up! Offensively go two back like the old days if you really want to run. And get a running quarterback. Va Tech kicks our ass every year with theirs don't they? GA. Tech gives everyone fits don't they? Use a great tight end like years past. Where the hell is our tight ends? We have proved that we do not need all of these great wide recievers who dropped 38 balls this year. Great talent has been wasted for many years here along with stupid coaching decisions. Answer; get Denny Green as someone else suggested. High points with a off balanced attack and a master 3-4 defense maniac. Minnesota was always tops in defense with very nasty people. Get back to drafting all over the country as well. Miami is NOT the only hot bed anymore coaches! We used to draft very strong in NJ/PA/OH/TX. Get back to getting the mean kids who play every down like yesterdays past. Remember Morgan, Klien, Patrick? Time to dominate and quit making excuses. From a die hard Cane since 1978. Yes, long before the NC years! 2011 can be a great year, DON"T WASTE THE TALENT WE HAVE NOW!!!!!

Why do Gary Patterson and Chris Petersen keep coming up?

Patterson is a long-time assistant at TCU who is signed through 2016 and the Horned Frogs are Big East bound, where his team is finally in an automatic bid conference. His team is #3 in the land right now, was in the BCS last year and is an upset away from reaching this year's title game.

As for Petersen, a family man happy in Boise and not driven by money. His son battled brain cancer as a youth and he's oft said he's just about job hopping and uprooting his family. A west coast guy who is happy in Boise, he absolutely isn't coming to Miami.

Let the search continue and relax. It hasn't even been a full week yet.

Wow. I didn't know he produced so many NFL players. I realize they are not all his, but he coached at Auburn from '99 thru 2008. So, most of those players below are.

Geez, he has almost 60 players in the NFL.

He can coach my team. Heck, his recruits are doing a great job in the SEC Championship as I write.

Interesting List:

Now, not all of the NFL players from Auburn are Tuberville's recruits.

But, TT coached at Auburn for ten (10) years.

I am pretty sure most of the players below were recruited and coached by Tommy Tuberville.


Current NFL Players from Auburn:

There are a number of former Auburn players currently listed on NFL rosters.

These players include nine running backs, seven linebackers, six wide receivers, three tight ends, eight cornerbacks, one quarterback, one placekicker and twenty linemen including six nose tackle, six guards, five offensive tackles and three defensive ends.
Name↓ Position↓ Team↓

1)Willie Anderson OT Baltimore Ravens(Retired)

2)Devin Aromashodu WR Chicago Bears
3)Cole Bennett TE Free Agent
4)Rob Bironas PK Tennessee Titans
5)Eric Brock DB Free Agent
6)Ronnie Brown RB Miami Dolphins
7)Jason Campbell QB Oakland Raiders
8)Tim Carter WR Free Agent
9)Antonio Coleman OLB/DE Buffalo Bills
10)Karlos Dansby LB Miami Dolphins
11)Tristan Davis RB Miami Dolphins
12)Tim Duckworth OG Carolina Panthers

13)King Dunlap OT Philadelphia Eagles
14)Heath Evans RB New Orleans Saints
15)Wayne Gandy OT Free Agent
16)Chris Gray OG Free Agent
17)Tyronne Green OG San Diego Chargers
18)Quentin Groves DE Oakland Raiders
19)Ben Grubbs OG Baltimore Ravens
20)Marquies Gunn DE Free Agent
21)Will Herring LB Seattle Seahawks

22)Kevin Hobbs DB Free Agent
23)Roderick Hood DB Tennessee Titans

24)David Irons DB Free Agent
25)Kenny Irons RB Free Agent
26)Tommy Jackson DT Free Agent
27)Brandon Jacobs RB New York Giants
28)Robert Johnson TE Free Agent
29)Rudi Johnson RB Free Agent
30)Spencer Johnson DT Buffalo Bills
31)Pat Lee DB Green Bay Packers
32)Senderrick Marks DT Tennesee Titans
33)Stanley McClover DE Free Agent
34)Walter McFadden CB Oakland Raiders
35)Jeris McIntyre WR Free Agent
Marcus McNeill OT San Diego Chargers
36)Anthony Mix WR Free Agent
37)Benjamin Obomanu WR Seattle Seahawks

38)Jonathan Palmer OT Arizona Cardinals

39)Jerraud Powers DB Indianapolis Colts

40)Mike Pucillo OG Free Agent
41)Jay Ratliff DT Dallas Cowboys
42)Tony Richardson FB New York Jets
43)Carlos Rogers DB Washington Redskins

440Kendall Simmons OG Free Agent
45)Pat Sims DT Cincinnati Bengals
46)Takeo Spikes LB San Francisco 49ers
47)Carl Stewart RB Free Agent
48)Ben Tate RB Houston Texans
49)Courtney Taylor WR Free Agent
50)Dontarrious Thomas LB Free Agent
51)Josh Thompson DT Free Agent
52)Reggie Torbor LB Miami Dolphins
53)Cooper Wallace TE Free Agent
54)Marcus Washington LB Free Agent
55)Jonathan Wilhite DB New England Patriots
56)Carnell Williams RB Tampa Bay Buccaneers
57)Travis Williams LB Free Agent

Posted by: CanesAgainstTheWorld | December 04, 2010 at 03:59 PM

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The more you look at Tuberville's record, recruits, and coaching ability the more I see a guy that can win here.

Remember, his recruiting grounds go from the State of Miami to the SEC battle grounds and into Texas.

Jacobs continued his college career at Auburn University, along with first-round draft picks;

Carnell Williams
Ronnie Brown
Jason Campbell

Jacobs was the third-string running back behind Williams and Brown. Jacobs gained 446 yards on 72 carries and 2 touchdowns in 2003 for the Tigers.

Don't get mad I'm not comparing players to players> Just situation to situation. But, reminds me of the Gore, Mcghee and Portis.

Who know if Dan Mullen wants to live in South Florida. We might end up with Tuberville.

I agree that Peterson won't move here.


Dream Team at the U:

Headcoach: Jimmie Johnson
O-coordiantor: Leach
D-Coordinator: Randy
D-assistant: Warren Sapp or Darrin Smith
QB Coach: Dorsey or Walsh
Recievers coach: Lamar Thomas and/or Irvin

Superbowl winners and National Champions.

Talking about bringing back SWAGGER and National Attention....

Blows Gruden and every other potential coach away by 100 miles.

And we are talking about people who have REAL knowledge and skills to bring back an NC to Miami...

Posted by: WestCoastCane | December 04, 2010 at 02:26 PM


Congratulations, you are one of the dumbest human beings walking the face of the earth.

ESPN will declare all out war on the Canes if they sign Leach. They have already tried to ruin Leach because of the Craig James relationship. They have also been faking indignation regarding the Randy Shannon firing and it seems to be growing. Of course they celebrate every Miami loss, just look at Mark May’s recent comments.

This morning On “College Game Day” Fowler, Corso, Herbstreit and Howard were pointing to Randy’s excellent record of keeping our players out of trouble, but was fired despite this accomplishment, which they claim that act means all Miami cares about is winning. Can you imagine that…a college football program wanting to win games!

ESPN has made a good living off of bashing the Canes at every opportunity over the years and I believe they are preparing to nuke us if we hire Leach and/or a kid is even issued a parking ticket over the next 10 years.

Look what Butch Davis did for us while he was here! Took the heat for Ericson and led us to a championship which friggen Coker got credit for. We lost Butch because of TAD FOOTE and JIMMIE J because of TAD FOOTE. He was a worthless but would like the galas...deyoka

How many national championships has Tommy Tuberville won over his 30 plus year career?

At Auburn he was in a target rich recruiting area.

For those who have been following college football longer than a week will remember how at Auburn Tommy was mostly a 9 win guy, although he went undeafeated in 2004. You will also remember that almost every season other than 2004 and 2006 the rumors were always flying that he was about to be fired and eventually Auburn cut him loose.

Tommy Tuberville is a good man, but he is not the answer for those that say only national championships count as you are going to be VERY disappointed if Tuberville is appointed as the next Canes head coach. If ACC championships are your thing, then Tommy is going to pick one of those off every so often.

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