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McDonald takes WR job at Arkansas

    • p>George McDonald, who spent the last two years as UM's receivers coach, accepted the same position at Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema announced Wednesday.

    • "George McDonald has a reputation as a top recruiter as well as a great teacher and technician," Bielema said in a statement released by the school. "In his heart, he has always wanted to be a college coach because he believes in recruiting young men and being a part of helping them develop for four years. He will be a positive influence on our wide receivers as they grow and learn under his guidance. His track record of developing NFL-ready receivers and his first-hand experience as a position coach in the league will be attractive to our student-athletes and future Razorback receivers. He knows what it takes to be an NFL receiver and has the ability to teach our players how to be a pro in every aspect so they can maximize their potential in college and set themselves up for a career on the next level."

    • McDonald is the first assistant coach to leave UM since Al Golden took over as coach. No word on who Golden is considering as a replacement just yet.

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    And the attrition begins.
    Too bad they don't have the NFL rule in place here. A parallel move is not allowed.

    Good luck to George, He has done a great job with our recievers. Now I would definitly go to Mark Duper, and try to get him. He did a great job with fixing Hankerson, and would be an awesome get for us.

    For the first time i completely agree with "Championships"
    Duper is the real deal. Hankerson and streeter made marked improvement finding theball and in-traffic catching after an offseason. Very detailed oriented. Although i doubt he would leave his current stress free life for recruiting and the rigors of D1 ball. Should be at the very least approached.

    "McDonald is the first assistant coach to leave UM since Golden took over"..

    If their is a G-D let D'Onofio be the second..

    Coach Al has a good coach in mind for wide receiver. Good luck to George, he has done a great job with the wide receiver.

    Can Carroll move over to coach WR's and Mario Cristobal comes home to coach the TE's.....

    Coach McDonald did a great job (what an upgrade from the stiff and Shapiro confidant, Aubrey Hill). I really do hope that CAG has a good/great replacement in mind and that the coach is also a great recruiter. One of the selling points will be the great crop of WR's that we currently have.

    By the way, Coach McDonald, all the best to you.

    Seriously??!!!! I cant believe you posters would say hes done a good job!! My word! Did you all watch any games this year??!! The receivers couldnt catch a cold and were lost!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    DUPER.

    Dude, receivers will drop passes. It's football!! Did you see the development of true Freshman Malcolm Lewis before his injury. How about how Rashawn Scott would high point the football? What about true Freshman Herb Waters route running? If you missed those things, I surely know that you saw the way that 5th year Senior Davon Johnson finally became a force and reliable target?

    Sure Philip Dorsett dropped 2 crucial passes against Notre Dame, but he had a break out season and will be a force next year. Dropped passes are easy to see and criticize, looking at the big picture of WR play opens your eyes to how these guys were developed.

    Lastly, Brandon Marshall dropped several passes last year for the Dolphins. Because of that, do you think that he is not a good NFL receiver? Would Brandon Marshall be the best receiver on 27 of the 32 teams (including the Dolphins) in the NFL this season? Could Brandon Marshall and Ryan Tannehill use Brandon Marshall this season?

    I meant, could the Miami Dolphins and Ryan Tannehill use Brandon Marshall this season? All those questions of course are rhetorical.

    Just wondering how much of a salary increase he received. Guaranteed it's substantial. We'll never get to where we want to be unless we compete with the top 10 teams in terms of staff salaries.

    Wonder why 5he parallel move. I'm all for Duper replacing him.

    lamar thomas for our new wide receiver coach....

    The Lamar Thomas move seems more realistic, as he is already coaching Wr's in college. Duper would be wonderful, but I don't think he wants the rigors of all that coaching entails. CAG did a great job of getting McDonald here, I think he will make a good hire in whoever he gets to replace him. Of course the guy needs to be a god coach, but also an excellent recruiter.

    Thank god hes gone- not one receiver but maybe a few freshman have made a dent since hes been here. AWFUL DROPS....good riddance. Duper, yes...

    Troubling news since it probably indicates UM is not paying market salaries for assistant coaches.

    BRING IN SUPER DUPER

    McDonald was ok.I do like the possibility of Duper coming but he s not made a move since his retirement eons ago so I doubt he d even consider ANY college coaching job.That said....Lamar Thomas would be great and he bleeds for the Canes.Golden has a couple guys in mind but Cristobal fitting in as a Cane at this time seems unlikely.His aspirations are higher and if Mario waits a year.....he ll get more HC offers again anyway.All I know is I d love to be a Cane Asst Receivers Coach.They ll drool when they see all the Offensive talent Miami will have for them to work with.They ll make a name for themselves.....just by being their Asst Coach off next year alone.Wait and see.The Canes Offense next year will be "EXPLOSIVE".Whew.GO CANES.

    Dno could also coach the WRs.... since it is of no use to have an ofense when you get scored 50...500 yards and the worst D in the NATION!!! And Shalala will be happy to save some Bucks!!

    cane4life- yes and no-

    Dorsett dropped two TDs against a crucial opponent under the limelight, at the worse possible time, then he dropped another 2, plus he dropped 4-5 against other teams. Somthing was up with him- he did better and got his act straight towards the end, but he stopped getting the deep ball after ND. TES were also dropping tons of passes. Duke dropped a few as well.

    Arkansas is a cess pool- What were their record last year? Good luck LOL

    Cristobal would be perfect! Think about this, he was a great OC at the U. We all know coach Fish will get a lot of offers if the O performs like it did again next year. Mario could slide right in there and not miss a beat. Oh yeah and the NCAA needs to get it over with and do what they are going to do. They are KILLING recruiting! Of coarse that IS there objective anyway. Screw you NCAA!!!

    wonder how much Arkansas is going to pay McDonald...he's a good coach.

    Why? Same position - probably less talent. I'm guessing it was a money thing. Someone explain this.

    Good luck!

    Clearly left for money. We need to pay our coaching staff better.
    Get rid of Shalalalalala!!!

    yes he has done such a great job that only 1 reciever is ranked (#62 phillip dorset) with only
    4 touchdowns out of 100 total ncaa spots....

    get rid of them all....next dnofrio then golden....then we will see real improvement

    phillip dorset was just average to a little less than average

    sophmore marqise lee southern cal at 1680 yards / 140 yards per game with 14 TD's

    or

    sophmore phillip dorset at 842 / 70.17 with a weak 4 TD's

    what in the world are these bloggers drinking....UM was awful at receiving....mcdonald did a great job, lol....put the bong down and go to class after the break

    Manny, in that last sentence, I think you should have used an object pronoun instead of a subject pronoun.

    RB next year to compliment Duke may be Danny Dillard.He s big enough but don t know if he s fast enough.Defense...like the past 10 years will have to improve for Miami to be a good team.Don t know if it s remotely possible with the current DC.I m still just so upset he is around.He s such a wimp that he even "played" Temple.....when everyone....including him....knew he had zero chance to be wanted by ANY team anywhere.No way he wanted to leave the security at the U that his buddy Golden was providing him.....for what reason.....I8 ll never know.

    It seems very easy for other schools to hire away from the U. What's up with that?

    jo jo- Eduardo Clements will be back. he's always been a baller. It would be great to have Dillard as well. 2014 Sony Michel. Gaytr blogs are going nuts on the commit from a small school in NC who thre for 800+ yds and 10 TDs in one game this season. Trouble is- its a small school, with little competetion. LOL. Would love to see a kid like that play against 7A, 6A competition in south florida. Its like the westminster kid Thomson, who is good, but not great. The competition that he saw was way inferior to what Morris saw at Miramar or even jacory saw at Miami NW.

    GREAT JOB COACH MCDONALD BEST OF LUCK TO YOU. EVERYONE KNOWS THAT OFFENSIVELY THE CANES ARE LOADED NEXT YEAR AND BARRING INJURIES THEY HAVE ONE OF THE BEST GROUP OF RECEIVERS RETURNING NEXT YEAR. OF THE FLORIDA SCHOOLS WHO HAS A BETTER GROUP WHEN YOU COMPARE PRODUCTION? IF THIS DEFENSE IMPROVES THE CANES WIN 10-GAMES EASY NEXT YEAR. WITH GIOVANNI BERNARD LEAVING NC THE ACC COASTAL IS THE CANES TO LOSE. BECAUSE OF MCDONALD LOOK AT HOW THE GREAT BUD FOSTER'S DEFENSE HAVE STRUGGLED TO STOP THE CANES THE LAST TWO YEARS! NEXT YEAR YOU WILL HAVE DORSETT,HURNS,SCOTT,WATERS,LEWIS,AND TE WAFFORD ALL RETURN AND IF THEIR PRODUCTION IMPROVES THESE GUYS CAN GET TO 40 PTS A GAME. NOW IF THE DEFENSE GETS TO ONLY ALLOWING NO MORE THAN 14 PTS GM LOOK OUT BECAUSE THEN WE WILL WIN GAMES WE ARE NOT FAVORITE TO WIN ON PAPER. TO DO THIS IMPROVE THE PASS RUSH! GET MORE SACKS! EVERY ONE TALKS ABOUT THE DC NEEDS TO LEAVE(I AGREE IF NO IMPROVEMENT) BUT WHAT ABOUT THE DL COACH? GET RID OF HIM AND GO GET A FORMER HURRICANE DL COACH WHO KNOWS HOW TO PUSH THE POCKET AND PRODUCE SACKS! QB PRESSURE LEADS TO TURNOVERS AND LOST YARDAGE ! MAKE THESE IMPROVEMENTS WITH A WEAK ACC AND WE ARE LOOKING AT A POSSIBLE TOP 10 TEAM! 2013 CANES 11-1 ACC CHAMPS ON THE FIELD.

    I live in nc now I can take any south Florida 160 pound team and when a state title

    McDonald is a big loss. I'm wondering if it was just $$ that influenced the move. Arkansas can definitely put up more $$ than UM for coaches, as lots of schools can. It would be nice to know why he left for a lateral move. Not everybody is comfortable living in S. Fla.

    DUPER!!!!

    SHUT THE F*CK UP "JIM GALLO".

    No one believes you're a real person, everyone knows you're the Blog Pig/Soldy/Canetrash/every other name you use to hide the fact you troll here all day every day.

    A couple ofg questions:

    Why didn't UM recruit Breshad Perriman, WR for UCF? Does anyone remember? Good speed, size, hands, etc. A UM legacy from his dad, Brett. The kid looks really good.

    And when is the last time UM had an RB that was a big, fast bruiser with moves, like this kid Murray from UCF? Any thoughts?

    Note: Storm Johnon on the UCF bench. Ah, once again, secret greatness wasted. Just ask him.

    Is that gallo guy special? You know like "corky" -- short bus?

    dbc, that had a lot to do with having this new staff down here. Most of those guys are not connected to knowledge like that. Plus you know brett got another son playing for the West right now to that's coming out. He's a db, not saying he should come in just because of brett, but the kids are coming up now. If goldie brings and establishes himself as being legit in actual production and the development of players, he'll get more players like that, because guys would have no problem in coming to UM knowing if the UM standard has been re-established.

    Right now, if we're going to get a guy like stacy coley or jordan cunningham, we definitely need to go head and get a thorough wide-receiver coach again. The Trut of the matter is simple, Fsu does not put out good wide receivers, anquan bolden is their only claim to fame right now, we got, santana moss, reggie wayne, andre johnson, leonard hankerson starting to make it look easy again just like he did at aquinas and UM, travis benjamin doing what travis does, next year, stretch em streeter!

    Calvin,

    Good points! Hope we get a good WR coach.

    Our offense gives receivers a better chance at displaying their talent. While gumbo fisher will try and sell recruits on guys like dwayne bowe, after that, it's all downhill for receivers going anywhere in that offense. It's a conservative offense they run up their in trailerhassee, and ej manuel was overrated as is all of the qb's that come up under gumbo fisher. A 5th senior senior and that's all the production they could get out of him. Worst off, any offense at the D-1 level that allows oach OH-NO for 2 years in a row to basically cause you problems certifies you as having a weak offensive scheme.

    jedd fisch is aggressive and coach mcdonald was a certified wide receivers coach, who didn't allow guys being young or first time starters to be an excuse and plus our receivers blocked real well, i don't recall us getting a widereceiver holding penalty all year. So coach mcdonald as wide receivers coach was real strong. From going to only having allen hurn with the most games started and played to getting that much production from the young guns, whoever we bring in, it'll be on their shoulders to get stacy coley in here, because the offense is their, and i'm sure coley has to see that those Fsu receivers don't really pan out at the next level.


    Alot of people want super duper to be the next wide receiver coach at UM. He definitely can help, and at the same time, he has the right mindset, and will definitely have guys confident in him with his resume. The main thing though is, does he have a bachelor's degree. Cause if he doesn't have a bachelor's he can't be the wide receivers coach, they'd have to give him some kind of administrative position, something like that.

    Anyway, goldie hired a good wide receiver coach before, and jedd knows some people, i'm sure we'll get a coach who knows what's up. If goldie is as organized as they say he is, i'm sure he'll bring someone in that can get it done. What would be fun though and would really add back more of the UM standard is if goldie brings back coach soldinger to coach the wide-outs, them boyz would be on fire.

    Uh Oh, not that it's surprising, but did butch davis actually take the headcoaching job at F.i.u., lol, if so, things just got real. goldie better loosen up that tie now, the real sheriff is in town, lol.

    But my point is that high spending and low (financial) saving does not necessarily mean that people aren't preparing for the future. Our well-being today isn't increased merely by our past saving, but sometimes by our past spending.

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