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Previewing Spring Practice for the Canes

With spring football practice set to begin Saturday (scrimmages are set for March 23rd at Traz Powell, April 5th in Naples and April 13th at Sun Life Stadium) here is a look at the top story lines at each position entering camp. (FYI, UM is expected to release a new spring depth chart in the coming days.)

OFFENSE
- Only five seniors who appeared on the two-deep were lost to graduation: running back Mike James, offensive tackle Ben Jones (one start), backup left guard Jeremy Lewis and receivers Kendal Thompkins and Davon Johnson

That hardly seems tough to replace, but the big transition here is coaching. Offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch (Jacksonville Jaguars) is gone along with receivers coach George McDonald (Syracuse) and running backs coach Terry Richardson (Jacksonville Jaguars). James Coley comes over from Florida State with only one year of play-calling experience to take over for Fisch as offensive coordinator. UM promoted Hurlie Brown to running backs coach and hired Larry Scott away from USF to coach tight ends after Brennan Carroll made the move over to receivers coach. UM ranked 37th in total yardage offense (25th in passing; 87th in rushing) and averaged 31.2 points per game in 2012 (49th out of 120 FBS schools).

QUARTERBACKS
Returning starter 
17 Stephen Morris (6-2, 214, Sr., Miami Monsignor Pace) 
Backup 
11 Ryan Williams (6-6, 223, Jr., Miramar High)
Redshirted/Reserves
13 Gray Crow (6-3, 222, R-Fr., Clearwater Countryside)
12 Preston Dewey (6-2, 208, R-Fr., Austin, Tex.)
19 David Thompson (6-2, 207, R-Fr., Miami Westminster Christian)
Fall arrival
Kevin Olsen (6-3, 196, Fr., Wayne Hills, N.J.)

> STORYLINE: There is no reason to be worried about the starting spot here as it looks like Morris and Coley are hitting it off. But it will be interesting to see who among the returning freshmen catches the eye of UM's new offensive coordinator. David Thompson will not be around because he's playing baseball, but Gray Crow and Preston Dewey will. With Kevin Olsen set to arrive in the fall and 2014 commitment Alin Edouard (Hialeah High) already handpicked by Coley the pressure will be on for Crow and Dewey to do something this spring. If they don't, don't be surprised if they end up elsewhere. 

RUNNING BACKS
Returning starters
 8 Duke Johnson (RB, 5-9, 188, So., Miami Norland) 
33 Maurice Hagens (FB, 5-11, 238, Sr., Tampa Bay Tech) 
Backups 
23 Eduardo Clements (5-9, 192, Sr., Miami Booker T. Washington) 
25 Dallas Crawford (5-10, 190, So., South Fort Myers) 
Redshirted/reserves 
32 Danny Dillard (6-2, 225, R-Fr., Venice) 
Walk-ons 
27 Jameson Labady (5-11, 215, Sr., North Miami) 
48 Brandon Yosha (6-0, 183, So., Carmel, Ind.) 
Fall arrivals
Augustus Edwards (6-1, 222, Fr., Staten Island, N.Y.)
Cornelius Elder (5-11, 170, Fr., Nashville, Tenn.)

> STORYLINE: Coming off a fantastic freshman season Johnson should look even bigger and better coming off off-season workouts. The concern here is who backs him up moving forward with Mike James gone. Clements (neck) has health concerns. Crawford carried the ball just six times for 23 yards last season. He will be given first shot and we also should get a good look at Dillard in camp. But those are just two names. Incoming freshmen Gus Edwards and Cornelius Elder won't arrive until the fall. But if Crawford and Dillard don't impress in the spring, Edwards and Elder may actually come in and compete for playing time right away. 

OFFENSIVE LINE
Returning starters
79 Malcolm Bunche (LT, 6-7, 323, R-Jr., Newark, Del.)
70 Jon Feliciano (LG, 6-5, 314, R-Jr., Davie Western)
62 Shane McDermott (C, 6-4, 296, Jr., Palm Beach Central)
65 Brandon Linder (RG, 6-6, 312, Sr., Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas)
77 Seantrel Henderson (RT, 6-8, 340, Sr., St. Paul, Minn.)
Backups 
74 Ereck Flowers (LT/RT, 6-6, 314, So., Miami Norland)
63 Danny Isidora (RG, 6-4, 312, R-Fr., Weston Cypress Bay)
75 Jared Wheeler (C, 6-5, 312, Sr., Plantation American Heritage)
64 Hunter Wells (OL, 6-4, 300, So., Canton, Ill.)
Redshirted/reserves 
76 Taylor Gadbois (OL, 6-8, 310, R-Fr., Dallas, Ga.) 
Spring arrivals 
Hunter Knighton (6-5, 265, Fr., Pottstown, Penn.)
Sunny Odogwu (6-8, 311, Fr., Baltimore, Mary.) 
Fall arrivals
Alex Gall (6-5, 295, Fr., Cincinnati, Ohio)

> STORYLINE: The huge bright spot entering camp and the season is the return of all five starters on the offensive line as well as four solid backups in Flowers, Isidora, Wheeler and Wells. Will any of those guys push for a starting spot? Flowers and Isidora probably could. The stories to follow this spring are newcomers Sunny Odogwu and Hunter Knighton. Golden is thrilled about both. They need to show they can be ready by 2014. 

TIGHT ENDS
Returning starters
46 Clive Walford (6-4, 248, Jr., Belle Glades Glades Central)
Reserves
82 Asante Cleveland (6-5, 260, Sr., Sacramento, Calif.)
Walk-ons
43 Sean Harvey (6-4, 260, Jr., Largo Indian Rocks, Fla.)
Position switch
95 Jake O'Donnell (DE, 6-6, 243, R-Fr., Doylestown, Penn.) 
Spring arrivals
Standish Dobard (6-4, 255, Fr., Belle Chasse, La.)
Beau Sandland (6-6, 255, Jr., Woodland Hills, Calif.)
Fall arrivals
Ryheem Lockley (6-4, 217, Fr., Middlesex, Va.)

> STORYLINE: Al Golden told our Barry Jackson earlier this month Dyron Dye and David Perry were being switched to defensive end. Why? Because he was bringing in two studs in Dobard and Sandland, considered the top JUCO tight end in the country. Both should look good alongside Walford (25 catches, 451 yards, 4 TDs) as pass-catching tight ends moving forward. 

RECEIVERS
Returning starters
4 Phillip Dorsett (5-9, 187, Jr., Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas)
1 Allen Hurns (6-3, 195, Sr., Miami Carol City)
80 Rashawn Scott (6-2, 202, Jr., Melbourne Central High)
86 Herb Waters (6-2, 185, So., Homestead)
Backups
9 Malcolm Lewis (6-0, 192, So., Miramar)
6 Robert Lockhart Jr. (6-1, 188, So., Delray Beach)
Redshirted/Reserves
81 Jontavious Carter (6-2, 203, R-Fr., Cordele, Ga.)
15 D'Mauri Jones (6-4, 190, R-Fr., Leesburg, Fla.)
Walk-ons
18 Chad Barnes (5-8, 170, R-Sr., Weston Cypress Bay)
37 Alex Irastorza (6-3, 190, Sr., Miami Columbus)
87 Garrett Kidd (6-2, 186, So., Midland, Mich.)
24 Joey McNeill (5-10, 172, Jr., Newton, Penn.)
24 Stephen Sweeney (5-11, 184, So., Ridgewood, N.J.)
Fall arrivals
Derrick Griffin (6-6, 215, Fr., Rosenberg, Tex.)
Stacy Coley (6-1, 175, Fr., Oakland Park Northeast)

> STORYLINES: Dorsett (58 catches, 842 yards, 4 TDs) proved to be the go-to target for most of the 2012 season and will once again enter camp as that guy. The players to watch will be Scott, who was suspended indefinitely after nine games and was having a stellar season (35 catches, 512 yards, 3 TDs) before that and Lewis, who of course was having a great freshman season before dislocating his left ankle and fracturing his fibula. Lewis, I'm told, will not participate in team drills during the spring but will be around.

DEFENSE
-- There are only three seniors from the two-deep that are gone: starting cornerback Brandon McGee, backup defensive tackle Darius Smith and backup safety Vaughn Telemaque. But there were other losses. Cornerback Thomas Finnie was booted off the team after being involved in a laptop theft on campus, third-leading tackler Gionni Paul was booted from the team, and fourth-leading tackler and talented outside linebacker Eddie Johnson remains suspended indefinitely.

The Hurricanes had a horrific season in 2012 on defense statistically, ranking 116th in total yardage, 112th against the run, 102nd in pass defense and 82nd in scoring defense (30.5 ppg). They also produced just 13 sacks in 12 games. The good? UM produced 22 turnovers on defense -- 11 INTs and 11 fumbles.

DEFENSIVE LINE
Returning starters
71 Anthony Chickillo (DE, 6-4, 265, Jr., Tampa Alonso)
91 Olsen Pierre (DT, 6-4, 296, Jr., Rahway, N.J.)
96 Curtis Porter (DT, 6-1, 308, Sr., Charlotte, N.C.)
51 Shayon Green (DE, 6-3, 260, Sr., Tifton, Ga.)
Backups
94 Kelvin Cain (DE, 6-3, 245, Sr., Clovis, Calif.)
99 Jelani Hamilton (DE, 6-5, 271, So., Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas)
17 Tyriq McCord (DE, 6-3, 236, So., Tampa Jefferson)
92 Jalen Grimble (DL, 6-2, 292, Jr., Las Vegas, Nev.)
66 Dequan Ivery (DT, 6-1, 303, So., Lake City, Fla.)
67 Corey King (DT, 6-1, 292, So., West Boca Raton)
72 Earl Moore (DT, 6-1, 300, So., Tampa Hillsborough)
93 Luther Robinson (DT, 6-3, 290, Sr., Fort Pierce Westwood)
90 Ricardo Williams (DE, 6-5, 251, So., Homestead)
Redshirted/reserves
87 Jacoby Briscoe (DT, 6-5, 312, R-Fr., Lafayette, La.)
97 Dwayne Hoilett (DE, 6-3, 247, R-Fr., Vero Beach)
Position switch
49 Dyron Dye (6-5, 258, R-Sr., Sanford Seminole, Fla.) 
85 David Perry (6-7, 265, Jr., University School) 
Fall arrivals
Al-Quadin Muhammad (6-4, 225, Fr., Ramsey, N.J.)
Ufomba Kamalu (6-5, 280, Jr., Butler Community College, Kan.)

> STORYLINE: UM's run defense was a complete joke for most of the season -- surrendering 217.92 yards per game. But over the final three games, the Canes allowed an average of just 137 (that would have ranked 32nd as a season average). The common denominator? A healthy Porter at defensive tackle. He played in just four games last season, starting the final three alongside Pierre. Porter has played in just 15 games over his four years at Miami. Aside from him, it will be interesting to see how Chickillo (team-leading four sacks) bounces back from an average sophomore season. Will he get pass rushing help from any of the sophomores or redshirt freshmen? McCord produced 3.5 sacks last season. Believe it or not, he and Cain (1 sack) were the only other defensive ends to sack the quarterback. Dye and Perry move over from tight end and will attempt to become pass-rushers themselves.

LINEBACKERS
Returning starters
59 Jimmy Gaines (6-3, 232, Sr., Getzville, N.Y.)
34 Thurston Armbrister (6-3, 222, Jr., Hollywood Hills)
52 Denzel Perryman (6-0, 230, Jr., Coral Gables)
Backups
31 Tyrone Cornileus (6-2, 215, Sr., Stone Mountain, Ga.)
56 Raphael Kirby (6-0, 223, So., Stone Mountain, Ga.)
58 Gabe Terry (6-3, 215, So., Palm Beach Central)
Redshirted/reserves
54 JaWand Blue (6-0, 210, R-Fr., West Boca Raton)
Suspended indefinitely
44 Eddie Johnson (6-1, 234, R-So., Stone Mountain, Ga.)
Walk-ons
47 Akil Craig (6-1, 226, R-Sr., Tampa Jesuit)
57 Nantambu Fentress (5-9, 205, Jr., Nashville, Tenn.)
Spring arrivals
Alex Figueroa (6-3, 225, Fr., Stafford, Va.)
Fall arrivals
Jermaine Grace (6-1, 196, Fr., Miramar)
Devante Bond, 6-3, 230, Jr., Sierra Community College, Calif.)

> STORYLINE:  Losing Eddie Johnson could hurt the Canes immensely despite the return of a couple of other veterans. Gaines, Kirby and Perryman are all coming off injury-plagued seasons. It will be interesting to see what they can do when fully healthy and recovered and coming of a good off-season. The new arrival -- Figueroa -- has a chance to put himself in position to compete for playing time. It will be interesting to see just how much talent he has along with Blue and Terry.

SECONDARY
Returning starters
2 Deon Bush (S, 6-1, 195, So. Miami Columbus)
37 Ladarius Gunter (CB, 6-2, 196, Jr., Montgomery, Ala.)
30 AJ Highsmith (S, 6-0, 208, Sr., Missouri City, Texas)
29 Rayshawn Jenkins (S, 6-1, 203, So., St. Petersburg Admiral Farragut)
22 Kacy Rodgers II (CB/S, 6-2, 212, Sr., Southlake, Texas)
Backups

21 Antonio Crawford (CB, 5-11, 188, So., Tampa Plant)
3 Tracy Howard (CB, 5-11, 185, So., Miramar High)
Redshirted/reserves
35 Nate Dortch (CB, 5-11, 175, R-Fr., South Fort Myers)
11 Larry Hope (CB, 6-0, 183, R-Fr., Miami American)
Walk-ons
38 Jordan Tolson (6-1, 192, Jr., Inglewood, Calif.)
Fall arrivals
Jamal Carter (6-1, 175, Fr., Miami Southridge)
Artie Burns (6-0, 183, Fr., Miami Northwestern)
Ray Lewis III (5-10, 192, Fr., Lake Mary Prep) 

> STORYLINE: The cornerback position has just one proven starter back in Gunter, but plenty of talent and potential with Howard and Crawford coming back after playing a lot as freshmen. That trio will be interesting to watch throughout camp along with the progress of Dortch and Hope, who were both redshirted last season. The safety position appears to be in much better hands in terms of experience. Can Jenkins and Bush push Highsmith and Rodgers out of the starting lineup for good? Strong reinforcements will arrive in the fall in terms of Carter, Burns and Lewis III. 

SPECIAL TEAMS
18 Matt Goudis (K, 6-0, 172, So., West Hills, Calif.)
Walk-ons
46 Ricky Perez (K, 5-8, 182, So., Miami Krop)
88 Zach Costa (K/P, 6-2, 209, So., Hillsdale, N.J.)
88 Ronald Regula (LS/TE, 6-2, 225, Jr., Miami Palmetto)
27 Ricky Carroll (P, 6-3, 185, Sr., Mission Viejo, Calif.)

> STORYLINES: You can't underestimate the losses of kicker Jake Wieclaw and punter Dalton Botts. Both were among the best in the ACC at their respective positions. Now Goudis, who participated in just three kickoffs, is the likely front-runner to handle both of those duties.

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Again,to the moron who posted Dom is Dim, in which Dim perfectly describes you...no matter how many lies you post they will never change the "facts" that the Gators cowardly quit the Miami series, have for year's tried to schedule wins, refused to play more than 4 away games last year, have a roster littered with felons and soon to be felons and were blown-up by a team from the Big East as the biggest upset in BCS history (congratulations)...and those things are your accomplishments, not even your biggest failures.

Finally, the Miami Hurricanes are football royalty with 5 national championships and you cowardly Gator runts have always been jealous of your superiors...THE MIAMI HURRICANES!

Great write up, thanks!

Yo Cane trash

Spring football clUcks
Ya all excited
The all important spring game in April
Get Ur baseless predictions in now before the real thing unfolds

Yo heard the Naples game will be moved to Nairobi to cement down that African wall
Golden Retriever has a plan
Yo did U see he is following my advise
Already 2 TEs have been switched over to defense
More to come after the Spring Debacle, game I mean

Yo all U have is offense clUcks
Still no defense

Yo none of U fools have touched on special teams but U lost both the kicker and the ALL ACC MVP punter
Doesn't look good for U
I predict Golden Retriever will fix that with more offense
Like going for it every 4th down
No FG no punts
What a genius this Golden Retriever
TEs playing D
7 TE set on offense
Go for it on 4th down, no FG no punts

Good offense
No defense
No special teams
All brand new coaches on offense
Brand new system for Ur only good squad
No problem

LOOSERS!!

Just a heads up, you left out Tracy Howard on the depth chart.

I made a claim on here last week that our D got stronger during the 2012 season....

Looks like the above write-up proves that point....

You are wrong again Gallo/Calvin/Trash/whoever the troll is.

Minimal losses of starters.

LOTS of returning players with game-time experience and another off-season of bulking up, getting stronger, and learning the system.

We will improve this year and win the ACC AGAIN. National Championship contenders in 2014....

Trolls will whine...

The U will win...

Canetrash - that's just sad man...

Great info Susan. I invite you to the CaneFam picnic at Amelia Earhart Park on Sunday. We will have plenty of food, drinks, and pelotas to play jai alai. We are also having a lambada contest as well as a Pinata shaped as the rat, Nevin.

Go Canes!

@ "just the facts"....i totally agree with your statements but there is a correction. We dont have 5 national championships! We actually have 6!! Everyone seems to forget 2002 !!!

We absolutely need Eddie Jonson!! Get it together man!!

Again, UM just has that inescapable ability to get good players. But "Goldy has chosen to not really concentrate on state of FL players. There is a gold mine in the state.

Maybe ha's given up recruiting to UF and FSU because he knows he can't compete for the lion's share of the defensive players.

MEMO: U don't win without in-state players especially in a state like FL.
MEMO: There are players in "The Muck" right now as i write this chasing wabbits and frickin' catching them!!!!

MEMO: Miami brought in 26 players from Florida Al Golden's first year, you don't know something he doesn't.

Based on Gallo's whacky grading curve, the following information means Alabama should fire Nick Saban and only hire a new head coach and assistants that have had prior success with Bama (Gene Stallings?)...read on:


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama has dismissed four freshmen charged with either second-degree robbery or credit card fraud.

" Deborah M. Lane, Alabama associate vice president for university relations, said Wednesday. "The four students involved in the robberies on campus are no longer enrolled in UA."

"Based on all the information we've received and going through and trying to determine the future of the four guys that got in trouble, those guys are no longer associated with the University of Alabama," Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban said on Wednesday. "Their actions do not reflect the spirit and character that we want our organization to reflect. It's obviously very disappointing and unacceptable what happened."

Said Saban: "Some people learn by words. Some people can learn by consequences. Some people can't learn."

Alright Gallo...time for you to start your list of players and coaches (hint: Stoutland) that are no longer with the 'failing' Alabama program.

Cool cat,on goldens press conf on signing day he said our ratio for fl players is still higher than the 2001 team even with only 4-5 kids this year. last yr and 2011 class was loaded w Fl Kids.

#2. Cane trash, ? whats ur deal with the 2 african guys?? Komalu, on the espn Juco 100 is a highly rated DT, 12th overall per Espn. and Odogwu, the O LIneman, was rated Rivals Prep Top 25, and listed #20....To b top 20 in prep school is like a 4 star athlete and basically he has had a redshirt yr by playin prep ball.

AS many of us have been saying, we have alot of YOUNG DT"s and thats why Golden only took 1(Komalu) in this class(we were trying for 2). But last year he got 4 and 1 redshirted(Jacoby Briscoe).

Add 1 more year in the weight room, AND PER MANNY, injuries were plenty last yr n defense would have avg in the 30's not 100's bassed on POrters 4 games....

Big 2013 season.....

Golden said we were 60% fl 40% out of state. The 2001 team was 55% FL and 45% out of state..

#2. The 1st 4 commits for next year are all local kids, 2 high 4 star guys from Miami Central

Time for the DT Grimble to step up. HE was a 5 star DT on Scout, 4 stars on Rival and highly ranked guy. Just shows that you cant always go by a 5 star(1 of alabamas guys that got kicked off) or a 3 star.

Are the bashers done now with our DT problems? it was injuries and youth last year. Those so and jr DT's should b more adjusted to college life now and ready to hit the gaps

2013 UM Starting Roster
Head Coach - Randy Shannon

17 Stephen Morris - shannon
8 Duke Johnson - shannon
79 Malcolm Bunche - shannon
70 Jon Feliciano - shannon
62 Shane McDermott - shannon
65 Brandon Linder - shannon
77 Seantrel Henderson - shannon
46 Clive Walford - shannon
4 Phillip Dorsett - shannon
1 Allen Hurns - shannon
80 Rashawn Scott - golden
86 Herb Waters - shannon
71 Anthony Chickillo - shannon
91 Olsen Pierre - golden
96 Curtis Porter - shannon
51 Shayon Green - shannon
59 Jimmy Gaines - shannon
34 Thurston Armbrister - golden
52 Denzel Perryman - golden
2 Deon Bush - golden
37 Ladarius Gunter - golden
30 AJ Highsmith - shannon
29 Rayshawn Jenkins - golden
22 Kacy Rodgers - shannon

butch davis - hc
randy shannon - dc
jim coley - oc
art kehow - ol/asst oc
micheal barrow - lb/asst dc

just make the call....he already here basically (shannon)..70% of the starters are his....butch would come in a second



golden recruting class 2013:

devante bond - not even rated
artie burns - #187
jamal carter - #238
stacy coley - #111
standish dobard - not even rated
augustus edwards - not even rated
cornelius elder - #157
alex gall - not even rated
germaine grace - #201
derrick griffin - #43
ufomba kamalu - not even rated
hunter knighton - not even rated
ray lewis - not even rated
ryheem lockley - not even rated
al-quadin muhammad - #49
sonny odogwu - not even rated
kevin olsen - #200
beau sandland - not even rated

well see how they do but this class is weak....sorry, it is what it is...really only 2 guys from florida at UM's.....thats unbelieveable

al golden is not UM material....you will all see....florida/fsu will seperate farther away from us with talent....dnofrio is a total disaster...UM bloggers are koolaid drinkers....

You guys are ridiculous, how anybody in the world can actually believe that the University of Miami refuses to recruit kids from SoFl is ridiculous. We hung in there with these kids but they did not choose us plain and simple! Of course the NCAA is not helping us, but the kids did not choose us this year, so we went elsewhere and got good players...

Nobody was saying any of these things last year when we swung tracy howard and deon bush...

Gallo, ur an idiot. Goldie has only been here 2 years, so his kids are fr and sophomores. Obviously the Jrs and Sr's are Shannons kids. Ur wrong on some of those, I believe the Thurston Kid from Hollywood hills and a few others.
#2 The Roster with only 19 committs in this class minus 5 early enrollees is rated #11 by 247 sports on only 19 committs. 247 avg's and combines all 4 recruit sites. Golden with looming sanctions DID A REMARKABLE JOB.......
Butch Davis during Sanction times took 5 years b4 we really got a loaded roster. In 2 years Golden has been able 2 bring in top athletes at every position. Are they young and need experience , yes, and all Canes fans on here agree that this could be our yr to break out, but prob 2014 will be our year to be a true contender, with 1 more top 10 class and 1 more year experience...........

The Cane, what They also left out is the kids we did get, Artie Burns and Jamal Carter are the top 2 DBs in so fla, possibly fl. Also, Coley was the #1 wr in FL and #47 player regardless of position in Florida and Jermaine Grace was an espn 150 OLB rated 11th best LB in the nation , not FL but nation.

With a small class, we landed 4 need positions and great ones. We lost Thomas, golden came back and nailed another OLB ranked in the espn 150 in Grace.

4 kids from so fla are already committed, and now that the weak sisters uf and fsu cant negatively recruit, jimbo and his redneck self wont be able to come down here and land many...

Gallo ur last post made u look like an idiot . THE PEOPLE GALLO PUT NOT RANKED IN HIS LAST POST> let me fix his list. All by gallo are not ranked.
Devonte bond, 17 sacks, rivals juco 100 ranked #58th best player in Jr college.
2. standish dobard made espns 150 list high 4 star
3.Gus Edwards rated #4 on espn in the entire state of NY and #1 FB/RB in nation for size
4. Alex Gall is highly rated 3 star on 247 sports
5. Komalu, Rated 12th best DT in Juco and a member of the espn juco 100..........
6..Hunter Knighton highly rated 3 star on 247 sports
7. Ray Lewis played 2a ball, but 3 star rated
8.Lockley, rated #23 in the entire state of VA regardless of position
9,OGDAWU. Rivals prep top 25, rated 20th best player in the nation regardless of position
10. Sandland. RATED #1 JUCO TE IN THE NATION

ALL STUDS

Looks like UM will be winning the national championship. Just look at Dom's lists. Who can't they?

Jack Arse, I was following up to Gallos post 4-5 posts up....He stated all those kids were unranked.

#2. By 2014, he will be playing for the playoffs and titles again, THE U is that loaded with athletes now

Lastly Gallo and Jack Arse and Cane Trash, the reason Dumbo and Muschump are gonna fail over the long term is when u recruit based on star ratings it generally backfires. Kiffin has no clue what he is doin, USC signs half their roster 5 stars, yet they have been losing games for 3-4 yrs now.

Texas Mack Brown started getting his entire class done 1 year ahead of time, and sometimes the best players blossom their sr year, and look whats happened to TX. Golden went into Texas and stole the #1 WR and 3rd best player in the state Derrick Griffin after signing day.

When we were winning tites under Jimmy, are classes were regularly rated in the 20's, as we found those under radar guys and made them stars
Jerome Brown came to the U as a Tight End , possibly the best DT ever in college ball.
2. Alonzo HighSmith came as a LB and finished as a top rb in the country.

Its making guys good. You guys dont understand the talent we have added to this team, especially the Juco Guys and early enrolees. Its going to be huge addition to this young team and put us with a chance at going 12-0 ..........

Why is Shayon Green a starter?

Alquadding muhammed will b starting once he arrives in August hopefully, The dude is a beast, super fast off the edge, and a nightmare match up for a right tackle...

What you can see by that list is we have depth now with good backups vs when Shannon was coach. There was a big dropoff in talent when a starter would come out. Offense will go 3 deep now at every position with stars, especially Te,RB,WR.

Defensive line guys briscoe,ivery,moore, grimble along with pierre,robinson,porter and others should really allow Donofrio to rotate DT"s like we use to do, keep em fresh for the 4th qtr.
De with chick ,muhammed,mccord and green and their backups.....LB Depth is huge.
TRACY HOWARD
DEON BUSH
Plus the depth at DB now.........

LOADED

Fire Kevin O'Sullivan

I know one thing we haven't had this kind of depth and talented depth at that, in over a decade. This coaching staff has done a fantastic job of assembling talent in wake of all the NCAA BS. Great job coaches and can't wait for the season to start.

sorry dom: that is from Rival.UM website..national rankings....as of 2/27/2013...you like to make up your own stories

Stacy Coley, WR, Oakland Park Northeast High, 6-1, 173
Jermaine Grace, LB, Miramar High, 6-1, 210
Augustus Edwards, FB, Staten Island (N.Y.), 6-2, 230
Sunny Odogwu, OT, Hargrave Military (Va.), 6-8, 311
Beau Sandland, TE, Los Angeles Pierce College, 6-6, 255
Artie Burns, S, Miami Northwestern, 6-0, 183
Alquadin Muhammad, DE, Bosco Prep (N.J.), 6-3, 230
Kevin Olsen, QB, Wayne Hills, N.J., 6-3, 200
Jamal Carter, S, Miami Southridge, 6-1, 190
Standish Dobard, TE, New Orleans Edna Karr, 6-4, 255
Ufomba Kamalu, DT, Butler CC (Kan.), 6-5, 280
Alex Gall, OT, Cincinnati Moeller, 6-6, 280
Hunter Knighton, DT, Princeton Hun School, 6-5, 265
Alex Figueroa, DE, Fork Union (Va.), 6-3, 225
Ray Lewis III, RB, Lake Mary Prep, Fla., 5-9, 190
Devante Bond, Sierra College (Calif.), 6-3, 230

2 guys from dade county....pathetic....what does golden/dnofrio know about UM football? They were 10 yrs old then...wtf are we doing with these idiots?

Jim Gallo, I don't know you from Adam. From your posts you seem like a negative nancy and nobody anyone would want to hang out with...at best.

wait a minte there.........golden said that he took over a program that was decimated...REMEMBER??????

BS...the hometown team cant get more than 2 guys from its own backyard?...nope that is total failure....you can make all the excuses you want.....

men lie, women lie....but stats dont lie...

These are the top athletes in florida.....UM is getting its clock cleaned....all because of golden/dnofrio

#2 Vernon Hardgreaves - florida
#4 Matthew thomas - fsu
#6 Kelvin Taylor - florida
#8 Demarcus walker - fsu
#9 Ryan green - fsu
#11 Danile Mcmillian - florida
#12 Artie burns - UM
#14 Stacy coley - UM
#15 Marcell harris - florida
#20 Ira denson - fsu
#22 Ahmad fulwood - florida
#25 Caleb brantley - florida
#27 Keanu neal - floida
#30 Jordan sherit - florida
#32 Alvin Bailey - florida
#33 Jamal Carter - UM
#34 Freddie stevenson - fsu

oh and btw..if morris gets hurt...we got nobody ready to take over at qb....maybe randy shannon can let us borrow one from arkansas, lol

Compulsive list making is a sure sign of a moron, Gallo.

understand..i wouldnt expect a kool aid drinker like you to appreciate accuracy, stats and data....you just like to talk.....put the bong down and go to class green pe class 2016....this is not for you....

Word Jim Gallo?

Randy Shannon recruited a backup QB to Arkansas?

Who?

the kid from northwestern.....I forgot his name....its not on the rival site....

Gallo, go write about your gayturds. If rivals stars mattered they'd be pretty decent. Unfortunately for them they mean little. Might actually be negative at some level, when you get the prima donnas, ala USC. Texas would have won 10 championships in the last 20 years if highest ratings actually produced.

Gallo,

You're a putz.

96 Curtis Porter (DT, 6-1, 308, Sr., Charlotte, N.C.)
66 Dequan Ivery (DT, 6-1, 303, So., Lake City, Fla.)
67 Corey King (DT, 6-1, 292, So., West Boca Raton)
72 Earl Moore (DT, 6-1, 300, So., Tampa Hillsborough)

When they are listed at 6-1, that means barely 6 Foot if that... And therein lies our problem. I assure you, on any Top 25-50 teams roster, there are not 4 out of the 6 top D-Tackles that are the size of weebles. Those TOP teams have 6-2/6-4 300 plus animals plugging up everthing between the O-Tackles. And I dread much of what we saw last year, truck sized holes, will be common place again with zero help from any red-shirt or true freshman... Than injuries, which every team has will expose our lack of D-Line overall depth again. We better average 45+ a game on O.

And yes I know Dom, we will try to move D-Ends and others that are not natural D-T.'s to add to the depth and we are loaded according to you, but I'll believe it when I see our D-T.'s not getting shoved back off the ball and out of the running lanes.

And NO, there is not one Freshman that will help at all this year, unlike the Top teams that will rotate some of the best in throughout the season. Look at all the Top-50 D.T.'s on Rivals-Scouts and ESPN's boards and look who they signed with... It all starts at the line and point of attack, and in a word, last year we were weak and still are. And it pisses me off.

http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=9&c=4&pid=22&yr=2013

2013 Top D-Tackles. Look at the sizes and the Schools they signed with. It took me to scroll to about #150 before I saw the first Miami signee and that was to Miami, Ohio. After that the rest were Unranked, undersized 2-Star scrubs and then finally I got to Ufomba Kamalu at close to #300. How in the hell we weren't able to get at the minimum, 3-4 3-Star kids hoping 2 of them develope is beyond me.

Jimmy Gallos is a Gaytor troll that is only here as he wants to forget how bad his Gator trash got destroyed by Louisville.

IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN!! SPRING FOOTBALL! TIME TO BEAT UP ON EACH OTHER WHILE IMPROVING ON LAST YEAR'S RECORD. THIS TEAM CAN BE VERY SPECIAL IF THE DEFENSE IMPROVES TO TOP TEN AND OFFENSE IMPROVES ON LAST YEAR'S SUCCESS. AS A OLD SCHOOL CANE FAN I WILL NOT BE HAPPY THIS YEAR UNLESS WE GO AT LEAST 10-2 OR 11-1 WITH AN ACC CHAMPIONSHIP. THE TALENT IS THERE BUT THE COACHING STAFF MUST 1. IMPROVE THE DEFENSE !! MUST GET PRESSURE ON THE QB AND FORCE MORE TURNOVERS. FIND THE BEST PASS RUSHERS AND BLITZ MORE. THE SECONDARY MUST PLAY MORE AGGRESSIVE AND PRODUCE MORE THAN 22 TURNOVERS! NEED AT LEAST 40 SACKS AND 20 PLUS INTS. HOW? DEMAND IT AND TEACH HIM HOW TO GET TO THE QB. 2.BE MORE AGGRESSIVE ON OFFENSE!! IF UP BY 21PTS AT END OF THE 1ST QT DO NOT LET UP UNTIL UP BY 40 PLUS BEFORE CALLING OFF THE DOGS! EVEN THEN LET THE BACKUPS SCORE AND DEMAND THEY DO. PRODUCE BETTER IN SHORT YARDAGE WITHOUT HAVING TO ALWAYS THROW. AND RUN THE DAMN BALL WITH SUCCESS NEAR THE GOAL LINE. 3. NO MORE EXCUSES!! THIS TEAM IS TALENTED AND THE SCHEDULE IS SOFT BUT THE SUCCESS IS NOT GUARANTEED UNLESS THE TEAM IS READY AND PRODUCES. 4.KEEP EDDIE JOHNSON AND HELP HIM GET HIS ACT TOGETHER. 5. SHOW THE COUNTRY AND THE NCAA WE WILL STILL WIN DESPITE EVERYTHING THEY ATTEMPT TO DO. THERE WILL BE A LOT OF BAD CALLS THAT WILL GO AGAINST THE CANES THIS YEAR SO BE PREPARED TO OVERCOME THEM !! LAST BEAT FLA/FLA.ST AND WATCH WHAT HAPPENS TO THE RECRUITS NEXT YEAR ! GO CANES 2013 ACC CHAMPS!

Boo Hoo Wes. Is it not enough that Golden has fixed the offense, special teams, and recruiting in the two years since he's been here, and All under the NCAA cloud?
Who needs canetrash when the UM "fan" base trashes the team for him?

WhaT A JOKE!!!! Since the TROLL has been at the U,the U is again not in the hunt for a National Championship. But that is exactly the TROLL'S plan. She wants a mediocre U team not a National Caliber team. When is the CANE Alumni going to wake up and FIRE the TROLL. We should send a message to the TRSUTEES at the U. We will boycott all the games and send no money to the U, until the TROLL is gone! Bring in Jimmy Johnson as the U pres. GO CANES!!!

This team is undefeated now.So let's not defeat this team before the season start. You might not like Al Golden but he's driving the bus. So get on the bus and stand with the U.

GallomButch is banned from campus.. Get over it. In a letter he is forbidden without written consent.

GALLO you're an IDIOT, do you just make up player RANKINGS??? LOL. We had the #3 DE and top 5 RB and top 15 WR, you're really looking pathetic when you just grab numbers out of the air. Ummm let's see yeah that Johnson kid was number 145, duhhhhhhh, I dont' know George, duhhhhhhh......

Acknowledgment is the first step towards respect. It makes no sense to respond to Gallo, Canetrash or Calvin. They all have a hidden agenda and very limited FR acumen. Any rational fan can see that AG is doing an impressive job of changing the culture, preparation and performance of the Canes and all of these naysayers will have little to comment on in another two years.

you guys like Wes and Gallo and calvin and canetrash are all morons who think they know more than they do. You sit behind a keyboard acting like you are football experts. AG is working in football everyday all day as his proffession, you think you know more than him because you know how to find something negative in every situation , you think because you can go look up some stats that gives you more football IQ than someone who actually played and is working in football as a career please guy stop living in your fantasy world and get in the real world with the rest of us and realize that we all want whats best for the Canes Including AG. Go Canes

Cool cat

No florida players?

Look up the facts before you post. It makes you sound dumb, man, and maybe even racist.

What.. Are you the Al Sharpton of miami now?

Where do you think 2014 commit, Yearby is from?

Miami Central, ya dumb a55.

Golden and his staff are recruiting their brains off. The only criticism (and golden acknowldeged it) is the poor recruiting of D tackles.

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