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Golden talks new additions: OL Hunter Wells, DL Corey King and Junior Alexis

The Miami Hurricanes had their final practice Saturday morning before leaving for Maryland, giving coach Al Golden a chance to talk about the three late additions to the team's roster.

Al Golden They are: February signee Corey King, a 6-1, 270-pound defensive tackle from West Boca Raton, and two late surprise additions, offensive tackle Hunter Wells (6-4, 283 from Canton, Ill.) and defensive lineman Junior Alexis (6-2, 240 from Los Angeles Crenshaw High).

"This year we knew we were going to be recruiting basically right up until the last day we could get student-athletes in just because of our unusual circumstances," Golden told reporters Saturday. "We're pleased with those guys that they could join our team -- and obviously at positions that we just don't have enough depth right now."

Golden said King arrived Friday. Wells has been with the team for two days. Golden said Alexis "has already been fully integrated" -- meaning he's been here for more than five days.

Of Alexis, Golden said: "Real tough kid. Obviously [defensive line coach] Jethro and [recruiting coordinator] Brennan [Carroll] knew about him and had a chance to evaluate him and knew a lot about him. He was at Crenshaw, a kid we thought really hard about bringing in January. We had the room to bring him in now. So we chose to have him here and train him rather than a JUCO, community college or prep school. He looks great is closing in on 270 right now. I'm sure he'll be at 285 by the time close in on the spring."

Of Wells, Golden said: "Hunter is a big, physical kid. He's over 300 pounds, about 6-foot-5. He can really run well."

Golden confirmed what we and other outlets reported last night that February signees Antonio Kinard and Kevin Grooms won't be playing for the Hurricanes because they didn't qualify in time.

Asked if Grooms, a star running back from South Broward High, won't be on the team at all, Golden said: "Not at this point. He's not going to be able to join us at this point and we're still working through that."

A FEW MORE TIDBITS...

> Asked which players pushed to be the last to make it on the travel bus to Maryland, Golden said: "Well, Kacy Rodgers did. Then he got a little head injury, which he'll be fine, but that was really disappointing. Eduardo Clements made a fantastic push down the end. Rashawn Scott made a great push down the end, Dallas Crawford, some of the young linebackers. There was a lot of push down the end, especially from a special teams standpoint, to get on that plane. We'll have a couple empty seats than normal. But we're excited about the group going."

> Golden said safety Andrew Swasey, who is not on the two-deep, "is doing great. He's starting for us on two or three special teams. He is clearly in the mix at safety. Andrew has done a great job, obviously still learning the job."

> Golden said former defensive tackle Jeremy Lewis is making a nice transition to offense. "He's doing great. He made the travel squad. He's shown a lot of progress. He's had as good a camp as anybody. He's in good shape and he's really doing a nice job for us at guard."

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Did anyone see what the Nevin Shapiro sign said on college gameday?

OK. This is it. Maryland. it has come down to the come down. Forget the talk. This is when U see who wants to play. Just do it.

Golden really wants Grooms and I sense feels compelled to do as much as he can to get this kid in at some point in the future. Grooms you are a CANE as far as we are concerned whatever you decide to do. Good Luck son.

If anyone is interested

Louisville

Teddy Bridgewater 0-1 0 0 0
Will Stein 17-32 226 2 0

Yep. That Auburn pre-season ranking was spot on. Typical over-ranked SEC team.

Top--heavy conference. Once BYU, Oregon and Boise are done with them, this blog Pig will be so insane, he may go straight.

Auburn #23? They should have been #53. What a joke.

Go Canes.

damn it grooms!!!

Boise is in a weak, division. They need to play a tougher schedule like the SEC or bigger conferences.

See U soon ...

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gator troll = blog Pig = pillow biter

U figure oUt whom I be yet ?


U will come Monday 'round 11 pm EST

btw ... I'm # 5

You be da pillow-biting pedophile, Pig.

Pseudo-ghetto speak doesn't make you any more funny.

Broken record. Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

Good to see the Dan Lebatard column this morning. Very fitting for the one man that knew what Shapiro was. Incredibly accurate description of shalalala in the beginning.

Fire SHALALALALALA NOW

Does anyone think like me that maybe Bridgewater following Hurtt to Louisville might be a little tainted because of Hurtt's involvment with Shapiro?

Ya think.

Yeah Brian, you would be correct but I guess Little Teddy (who threw a pick on his first pass) would get "limited immunity" go "figah"

Randy Shannon's own words refute Le Batard's column, Randy knew! See WQAM archives for his interviews!

Le Batard needs to get another day job, he's not doing so well with the one he has!

Question? Do the actions of Randy Shannon, warning his kids to stay away from Mini-Me Shapiro, doing everything he can to distance the program from this little shrimp, sound like he didn't know or rather he did these things because Randy Knew!

LeBatard is an idiot. Who recruited the current players who broke the rules? Who was head coach when they violated?

Why fire Shalala? Because my school was on the front page of USA Today for going to strip clubs!

I'm not saying don't go after the assistants and Haith. Ban those fools for life! But Shalala must also go. When you're in charge and things go wrong...you're out!

Can anybody tells me where can I watch UM live football in the internet.

Can't wait til kick off! Let's go Canes!

you all are ass holes who constantly hate on randy. The man did his best for the program he is now fired so people need to move the hell on. Most of you have a racist agenda anyway.

Anonymous cane: You obviously have a reading comprehension problem.

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Canesjunkie. Got 50000 reasons why

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Dwight. Don't stoop to their level.

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Ohio state suspended three more players for improper benefits from a booster. This was unrelated to the tattoo benefits. Do they have a lack of institutional control?

Nigel Brahdam had a big party at a local club that may involve another party filing a law suit against the club. I wonder will the ncaa investigate to see whether players received improper benefits?lol

Please don't play the racist card regarding Randy. He was just a bad coach in every sense of the word. He recruited these thugs who have made bad personal choices...if they're white players, black players, white head coaches, black head coaches, white assistant coaches, black assistant coaches, etc.. etc.., they must go if they lack character and integrity. The head coach must pursue these values in the players/coaches they recruit. They should look for it in the parents of the kids too(i.e. Mrs. Johnson)...

It looks like the weather in College Park, MD is going to be awful during the game: heavy rain and thunderstorms:

http://www.weather.com/weather/today//USMD0100:1

We are going to need to win this one on the ground.

A coach is only as good as his coordinators. Defense was descent offense was garbage.


Good to see the Dan Lebatard column this morning. Very fitting for the one man that knew what Shapiro was. Incredibly accurate description of shalalala in the beginning.

Fire SHALALALALALA NOW

Posted by: ltcdolphin | September 04, 2011 at 07:51 AM

Ya think.

Posted by: ltcdolphin | September 04, 2011 at 09:32 AM


Anonymous cane: You obviously have a reading comprehension problem.

Fire SHALALALALALA now

Posted by: ltcdolphin | September 04, 2011 at 01:35 PM

Canesjunkie. Got 50000 reasons why

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Posted by: ltcdolphin | September 04, 2011 at 01:36 PM


Dwight. Don't stoop to their level.

Fire SHALALALALALA now

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-1 wannabe poster for the hearld is back. There goes the neighborhood. It's been really nice without you -1.

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Bryce Brown had three carries for 15 yards and a fumble.

Somewhere, the blog Pig realizes he is an idiot. And a pedophile.

You still suck, Pig. Pseudo-ghetto-speak and all.

espn3

Life long Cane fan here who happens to live in Gainesville...I know, I know... I read in the Gainesville Sun that the UF book store is selling a blue t-shirt that says, "Sucks to be U". The U is shaped like the U on our helmets.

And the redundant idiocy continues below.

-1 wannabe poster for the hearld is back. There goes the neighborhood. It's been really nice without you -1.

Fire SHALALALALALA now.

Posted by: ltcdolphin | September 04, 2011 at 03:51 PM

My mathematical equation of L PLUS T PLUS C =s IDIOT holds up, see below.

***Which leads me to an eeeeeeeez mathematical solution, L+T+C =s IDIOT.***

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I had no problem getting away with it.

O'Brien gonna light up that soft pass defense up tonight, take Maryland and give up the points.

Easy money.

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