« Al Golden Q&A with media on Friday | Main | Smiles abound at allCanes in Coral Gables as children go on shopping spree at event that honors the memory of former Hurricane Bryan Pata »

Hurns named team MVP at Hurricanes award banquet

The Miami Hurricanes football team held its 2013 Canes Football Awards Show on Saturday night at the Maurice Gusman Concert Hall located inside the Frost School of Music.

Joe Zagacki, the “Voice of the Miami Hurricanes”, served as the awards show’s emcee. The show opened with the top 13 plays of the 2013 season.

The Hurricanes coaching staff handed out 21 annual player awards. Freshman WR/KR Stacy Coley was named the team’s Newcomer of the Year; junior LB and Butkus Award semifinalist Denzel Perryman was named Defensive MVP, while senior OG and Senior Bowl participant Brandon Linder was named Offensive MVP.

Second-team All-America P Pat O’Donnell was named Special Teams MVP and senior WR Allen Hurns was awarded the Jack Harding Team Most Valuable Player award.

Throughout the evening, several video messages from prominent #ProCanes were played for the team – Warren Sapp, Michael Irvin, Andre Johnson, Clinton Portis, Ed Reed, Jon Beason, Antrel Rolle, Devin Hester and Greg Olsen.

QB Stephen Morris was the recipient of the Plumer Award for Leadership, Motivation and Spirit. Senior DE Shayon Green received the Melching Leadership Award. Both awards are voted on by the team.

At the end of the night, head coach Al Golden thanked the senior class and all 25 seniors were presented with their framed jersey.

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

It also doesn't matter what adjectives I chose to use like "ruined" (that wasn't the initial focus), I went on to provide Golden's exact quotes about the prior conditioning program and Swasey, if I had an agenda would I do so?

The point was that Golden chose to change the UM conditioning program because he believed that it wasn't ideal for the type of team he wanted. No matter how U spin it, that is a negative reflection on both Swasey and his boss RS. If a blogger comes on here and says that the defensive scheme sucks right now and that Golden is solely responsible, most would respond that D'No is somewhat responsible as well. Same thing with RS and Swasey with conditioning. It was really that simple, but who is truly "emo"?--a girls term by the way.

We, including U, talk about what players, the administration, the NCAA and the coaches can/could be possibly thinking everyday on here. U keep claiming that nothings personal, but keep complaining about drama.

Could U possibly be manufacturing it yourself?

Actually, Golden's comments on conditioning fall primarily on RS. Either Swasey wasn't doing the job and RS should have fired him, or Swasey was doing exactly what RS wanted, with lousy results.

Golden presumably concluded it wasn't Swasey and kept him around.

Exactly, but to take it further, why did he conclude that and not the other possible conclusion?

Both coaches S&C philosophies call for a well-conditioned team. Their philosophies differ in that one supposedly wanted a smaller and speedy team and the latter wants a bigger and stronger team. The prevailing sentiment is that RS teams were not well-conditioned prior to his departure. RS didn't tell Swasey not to keep the team in good shape, so we can conclude that Swasey didn't do a good job--thats if the prevailing sentiment was true.

With all that said, how could Golden conclude that it was solely Shannon's fault? Keeping Swasey had aesthetic, continuity, credibility and political value.

When Seantrel was asked about U-Tough he said, "I expected it to be hard, new coach, whole new staff and new plan". He didn't recognize that the S&C coach from the previous 7 seasons had been retained? Lol...why didn't he?

ESPNU Film Room is exposing the holes in our pass defense as they analyze FSU's offense. Embarrassing.

« 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

The comments to this entry are closed.