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Miami Hurricanes' Duke Johnson and Brandon Linder on ACC Preseason Team

The Hurricanes will have to prove their worth on the field, which is all that counts. Two of them were selected on the Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Team: tailback Duke Johnson and guard Brandon Linder.

Here's the list:

2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Team                                           

Offense

Pos.  Name (Votes)                                                         Ht        Wt          Class                   Hometown

WR    Sammy Watkins, Clemson (57)                        6-1       205         Junior                 Fort Myers, Fla.

WR    Michael Campanaro, Wake Forest (20)        5-11     190         Senior                Clarksville, Md.                

TE      Eric Ebron, North Carolina (35)                         6-4       245         Junior                 Greensboro, N.C.

T                                           James Hurst, North Carolina (37)               6-7                       305         Senior   Plainfield, Ind.                  

T                                           Morgan  Moses, Virginia (35)      6-6          325                      Senior   Richmond, Va.

G       Tre’ Jackson, Florida State (36)                        6-4       330         Junior                 Jesuup, Ga.                       

G       Brandon Linder, Miami (28)                              6-6       317         Senior                Southwest Ranches, Fla.

C                                           Bryan Stork, Florida State (29)    6-4          298                      Senior   Vero Beach, Fla.

QB     Tajh Boyd, Clemson (59)                                    6-1       225         Senior                Hampton, Va.

RB     Duke Johnson, Miami (58)                                 5-9       194         Sophomore     Miami, Fla.

RB     James Wilder Jr., Florida State (23)                6-2       229         Junior                 Tampa, Fla.

 

Defense

 

Pos.  Name (Votes)                                                         Ht        Wt          Class                   Hometown                    

DE     Jeremiah, Attaochu, Georgia Tech (39)        6-3       242         Senior                Washington, D.C.

DE     Kareem Martin, North Carolina (37)              6-6       265         Senior                Roanoke Rapids, N.C.

DT     Nikita Whitlock, Wake Forest (35)                  5-11     250         Senior                Wylie, Texas

DT     Timmy Jernigan, Florida State (34)                 6-2       294         Junior                 Lake City, Fla.

LB      Jack Tyler, Virginia Tech (42)                             6-1       236         Senior                Oakton, Va.

LB      Christian Jones, Florida State (38)                  6-4       232         Senior                Winter Park, Fla.

LB      Kevin Pierre-Louis, Boston College (21)       6-1       215         Senior                Norwalk, Conn.

CB     Ross Cockrell, Duke (48)                                     6-0       180         Senior                Waxhaw, N.C.

CB     Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State (32) *           5-8       190         Senior                Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

S                                           Tre Boston, North Carolina (30)                6-1                       205         Senior   Ft. Myers, Fla.

S                                           Jason Hendricks, Pitt (18)             6-0          180                      Senior   Brooklyn, N.Y.

 

Specialists

 

Pos.  Name (Votes)                                                         Ht        Wt          Class                   Hometown

PK     Chandler Catanzaro, Clemson (41)                 6-2       195         Graduate          Greenville, S.C.

P                                           Will Monday, Duke (41)   6-4       210         Sophomore     Flowery Branch, Ga.

SP      Stefon Diggs, Maryland (34)                             6-1       185         Sophomore     Gaithersburg, Md.

 

* Florida State’s Joyner also received 11 votes at the safety position

 ALSO, HERE'S HOW THE VOTING WENT BY POSITION

The Voting By Position:

(Top Four in Voting Only)

 

Quarterback

1.   Tajh Boyd, CL............................... 59

2.   Logan Thomas, VT........................ 2                  

3.    Bryn Renner, UNC....................... 2

4.    Stephen Morris, UM.................... 2

 

Running Back (Top 2)

1.   Duke Johnson, UM...................... 58

2.   James Wilder Jr., FSU................... 23

3.   Jerome Smith, SYR....................... 17

4.   Devonta Freeman, FSU................ 8

 

Wide Receiver (Top 2)

1.   Sammy Watkins, CL......................                      57

2.   Michael Campanoro, WF.............. 20

3.   Stefon Diggs, MD... ..................... 19

4.   Rashad Greene, FSU.................... 10

 

      Tight End

1.  Eric Ebron, UNC..... ..................... 35

2.  Nick O’Leary, FSU........................ 12

3.  Jake McGee, UVa........................ 11

4.  Braxton Deaver, DU.....................                      4

 

Offensive Tackle (Top 2)

1.  James Hurst, UNC........................ 37

2.  Morgan Moses, UVa.................... 35

3.  Brandon Thomas, CL.................... 28

4.  Seantrel Henderson, U................ M                 17

 

Offensive Guard (Top 2)

1.  Tre’ Jackson, FSU......................... 46

  1. 2.   Brandon Linder, UM.................... 28

3.  Will Jackson, GT........................... 20

4.  Tyler Shatley, CL.......................... 9

 

      Center

1.   Bryan Stork, FSU......................... 29

2.  Macky MacPherson, SYR.............. 15

3.  Jay Finch, GT.......... ..................... 9

4.  Andrew Miller, VT........................ 6

 

      Defense

 

      Defensive End (Top  2)

      1.  ............................ Jeremiah Attaochu, GT    39

      2. Kareem, Martin, UNC..................                      37

      3.  ............................ James Gayle, VT                               20

      4.  Mario Edwards, FSU. ................. 10

 

 

      Defensive Tackle (Top 2)

1.   Nikita Whitlock, WF..................... 35

2.   Timmy Jernigan,FSU.. ................. 34

3.   Aaron Donald, PITT.....................                      32

4.   Derrick Hopkins, VT..................... 7

 

Linebacker (Top 3)

1.  Jack Tyler, VT.......... ..................... 42

2.  Christian Jones, FSU.....................                      38

3.  Kevin Pierre-Louis, BC. ................. 21

4.  Steele Divitto, BC.......................... 18

 

      Cornerback (Top 2)

1. Ross Cockrell, DU.......................... 48

2.  Lamarcus Joyner, FSU.................. 32

3.  Antone Exum, VT......................... 21

4.  Kyle Fuller, VT.............................. 7

 

      Safety (Top 2)

1.  Tre’ Boston, UNC......................... 30

2.  Jason Hendricks, PITT................... 18

3.  Kyshoen Jarrett, VT.....................                      15

4.  Travis Blanks, CL........................... 13

 

      Placekicker

1.  Chandler Catanzaro, CL................ 41

2.  Ross  Martin, DU.......................... 14

3.  Cody Journell, VT......................... 5

4  Nate Freese, BC........................... 2

5.   Ross Krautman, SYR...................... 2                  

 

      Punter

1.  Will Monday, DU.......................... 41

2.  Tommy Hibbard, UNC.................. 11

3.   Matt Yoklic, PITT......................... 4

4.  Cason Beatty, FSU....................... 3                  

 

      Specialist

1.  Stefon Diggs, MD......................... 34

2.  Duke Johnson, UM...................... 9

3.  Jamal Golden, GT......................... 6

4.  Sammy Watkins, CL...................... 6

 

Comments

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Johnson and Linder congratulations.

Let's do the talking on the field with the 'Canes.

As Coach G says "we don't care about outside distractions, we concentrate on getting the job done on the field!!!!."
Loud and clear, because this is fodder for our players to play harder and SHOW the world the 'Canes.

Let our play speak for itself.

Enough said.
Go 'Canes
Go 'Canes

Well at least you did better than last year canefan when only the punter was recognized. Duke and Linder, that's it. What about defense?
What say you? No D?
FSU has a bunch of players, what else is new.
So does Clemson.
The ACC = FSU, and sometimes Clemson

Hey Just sayin
Check your post in December..

Those basketball football scores will anger you.
Just sayin.

The 'U' is on a NEW Legacy run. Rebuilding the Dynasty Baby!!. 5 Rings going for 6 .
Just sayin.

The "Coastal". The 'U'. Then Clemson. the 'U'. Then BCS Orange Bowl game. The 'U', and Then TOP 10..Like it or not.
That's SAYIN it .

Just Sayin.
Go 'Canes

Lol at the candy canes gettin duh snub. In the crapppp ACC no less. More of the same in '13. Weak team with a smurf RB gets pushed around like a D2

So says the fan of a team predicted to finish third in the sec...........

Nebraska beating Miami in ESPN's poll of the "ultimate" college powerhouse? No e--fen way- not in a millionyears,

If you take the Nebraska 1994-1996 teams and you compare the # of draft picks, first rounders, and eventual probowlers vs UM 2000-2002, there is no comparison.

Furthermore, as many have noted, if UM's 2000 or 2001 team played Nebraska's 1994, 1995 teams, UM would put 55 on them easy. And their "wishbone" (which they had a form of in 2001) would be destroyed.

The SEC is overrated and top heavy | July 24, 2013 at 01:13 PM
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I have to absolutely agree with the latter Cane opine maker. hUh

Because Miami would handily defeat ANY of those Go BIGot REDneck squads listed above. Eh. What say.

And the outcome of the polls due to TWO factors. The voters have ANIMOUSITY against the University of Miami, Florida Hurricane football program.

And would've voted for Toledo University. If Toledo University was in the enviable spot of that Herbie CornSUXker team. Eh. What say.

Then there's the fact, that Go BIGot REDneck bUbba's, probably STUFFED the ballot box. dUh

Bon jour et Bonsoir

Of course, everyone is out to get U. So unfair. That is what's kept U down for so long, that conspiracy against U. But cheer up canefan. UGo says the canes are back! Another dynasty in the making.
UGo says ACC ship and OB win and top 10 finish, but why stop there canefan. Go for it all. Go ahead and predict an undefeated season and a NC. After all it is only July. U are the spring and summer champs so go for it.
Morris and Duke #1 and #2 in the Heisman
Golden coach of the year
Onofrio come back story of the year
Undefeated season
ACC ship and NC
Spring and Summer best time of the year!!!!!!!!!

Where are the gators D? Eh,bonjour? Freak. Your pksts are hard to read......just sayin'....

D/CALVIN/GALLO,why would u waste ur time posting all this blaaa blaaa,apparently u have no life. Eh say what

We took a program on probation with the leadership of Butch Davis and Larry Coker and we were bad for one year. We started Reggie Wayne, Santana Moss and Dan Morgan and went 5-6 and were almost run out of town.
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Here's a guy that understood the atmosphere in Miami, like he said, "you will get run out of town" all these peasants slobbering over 13 & 11 goldie who got left a way more talent than Shannon was ever left, he'll be run out of town just the same if he keeps it up with these excuses, national championship or bust is the standard!

Lady Calvina's ongoing love for the well-intended but hapless Shannon is numerous. Randy shouldn't be a ceo (head coach equivalent)of a lemonade stand.

Those 4 WR had better numbers than Dorsett????

Calvin,.what did Shannon do? Nothing,he was clueless,standing on the side lines like a deer in the head lights. I liked Shannon, we all wanted him to be successful,but he was a terrible coach. Even coaches on green bay questioned what we were do down here(sam shields) shannon was a good recruiter ,brought in talent,but never won sh it.I'm guessing u never played between the lines,if u did, how could u possibly say Shannon is better than Golden? We are better disciplined on the field.Shannon boys were soft like tissue,do I dare name them all!! U like lists!!I'm not try to bash u and ur options,but cmon dude!! Golden has drawn praise from tons of people in the buisness of college football.Even ur boy JH was balling under Golden and his staff. I like where were headed,sure our defense is terrible,it wont be like that for long.

I liked Shannon to but he sealed his own fate by not having streeter on the field. If we are to play the 3-4 the he needs to study Leboue sp. and Bellicheck. He jars needs to play more bump and run with it. And get big space eating dtackles and get some freakish de and throw fastballs at them on third and long. I used to a 4-3 but the 3-4 can be very effective if played right. What worries me is the dc doesn't seem to adjust well and he seems to not have a good feel for the game. He can correct that though if he mimics what strong did to their defense. The only way we win a NC is to play D.

It always amazes me how much UF, FSU and SEC fans frequent a "U' blog site!!!!!!!! I could care less what "your" team says or does, but I guess everyone fears a HURRICANE!

No fear fool. Everyone makes fun of U dopes.
BTW there are plenty of canes posting at the Gator site, don't think anyone posts at the FSU blog.

cAlvina I am sorry I have to write this, but I am going to lay it all out once and for all:

We peasants love our CEO. Coach G the "Head Cane".

You can't stand CG, and try in every post to belittle, and assume a condescending attitude when discussing CG and those who support him.
First you say he can't recruit. I check your posts on previous blogs, over and over, and over. Then he can't recruit SoFla. He does and you can hear the crickets on YOUR post regarding this.

Then you say he does not know football to play certain players.

Then he does not know how to run a high powered team like the 'Canes.

Then he was left talent laden by shannon.

Then the defense will never work, because you have a personal vendetta against Coach D.

Then the players should do what they want and be unrestricted in actions because that was the old 'Canes Swag. Cussin, fussin, and getting arrested, and if we need to win we need to do get back to that.

Then he can't recruit because he is not "Ghetto" enough.

Then he is a pansy to show concern for an injured player.

He and his team does not know how to develop players.

And the coup de grace he is not anywhere as talented as shannon, and if shannon was here Miami would be winning, big time.
Never have you opined on the ncaa, the restricitions and self impostions that we took for actions that occurred on randy's watch. Oh by the way Coach G was given this without any warning and preparation. Took it all like a MAN and never RAN. Always optimistic and looking to move on. Many would have imploded

I have some information for you, and also the other sites that you have polluted, and have run you off. I can start naming names.

Suffice it to say all the above criticism is like warm spit on a hot day- it dissipates and goes nowhere.
So two words cAlvina.
"GET LOST".

We don't need you, you have nothing to contribute. Stop counting how many times you can get shannon's name into blogs, and continuously demeaning Coach G and his staff. You are tiring, trite, repetitive and know nothing about football. I won't even address making up lies and presenting as fact to justify your sorry opinion..

I hope you can understand what I am saying.

We are the 'Canes, we Love our Team, Coaches, Players, School, and everything 'Cane. You are non of the above, so
Please drift away from the 'U'.

Thank you,
Go 'Canes

LOL..spot on ugocane!! Dude is a idiot.

Don Shula used to win with no name defenses that played as a team and because Shula was brilliant.

It is not the speedster or the QB that girly girls go gushy over that win championships, but the brilliance of the coach like Kansas State's coach or Urban Myers at zero state.

Any team that runs a three down lineman defense is doomed from the get go. LBs 5 yards off the LOS? furgetaboutit. Zone no pass coverage that allows an easy third and long conversion to first and ten? pack it up - hurricane season is over.

The strong beat the weak. But the smart beat the strong. Look at the great coaches at Oregon, Alabama, zero state, Stanford who win year after year. golden and d'o with their mediocre records are like dumb high school coaches or dumb second tier college coaches.

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