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Running backs coach Tommie Robinson has been hired by the Arizona Cardinals. Robinson, who was at UM for three seasons, will hold the same position in Arizona. He is the second Hurricanes assistant to leave this year. Last month, defensive... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2010 at UM Hurricanes | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
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MIAMI _ Had a chance to catch up with former UM wide receivers coach Curtis Johnson on Thursday during the Super Bowl interviews. Johnson now coaches the New Orleans Saints' receivers. After talking about the big game all week, he... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2010 at UM Hurricanes | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
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Here's a look at UM's 2010 football schedule: Sept. 2 Florida A & M Sept. 11 at Ohio State Sept. 23 at Pittsburgh, ESPN Oct. 2 at Clemson Oct. 9 Florida State Oct. 16 at Duke Oct. 23 North Carolina... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2010 at UM Hurricanes | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
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He is, according to this report in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. I spoke with Henderson's father, Sean, a few minutes ago.His response was "there are a lot of reports out there." So nothing is official. Henderson's announcement is set for 5:30... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2010 at UM Hurricanes | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
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CORAL GABLES _ UM coach Randy Shannon met with the media for the first time since the season ended. The biggest topic, of course, was recruiting. Shannon said he felt he landed a class that can help UM "get to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2010 at UM Hurricanes | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
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MIRAMAR _ There was a lot of drama here at Miramar. Ok, not really. Receiver Ivan McCartney stepped up to the podium with a UM hat. As he was set to place it on his head, his sister ran on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2010 at UM Hurricanes | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
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MIRAMAR _ Just settled in here at Miramar High School. We'll see if receiver Ivan McCartney chooses the `Canes, but word is he's set to pick West Virginia. His announcement is set for 9:45 a.m. Stay tuned .... McCartney is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2010 at UM Hurricanes | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
CORAL GABLES _ Linebacker Arthur Brown, once considered the top recruit in the 2008 class, has left the University of Miami. Brown withdrew from school recently, according to a source close to the situation. Brown was unavailable for comment, but... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2010 at UM Hurricanes | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
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It's a word we usually hear from Mel Kiper Jr. or Todd McShay during the NFL Draft. "Upside." When heard, it's hard to tell if it's a positive or negative, but that's how ESPN recruiting analyst Tom Luginbill describes the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2010 at UM Hurricanes | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
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The Hurricanes' recruiting took a hit when defensive tackle Jeff Whitaker commited to Auburn on Monday. UM was among the finalists for Whitaker, a standout from Warner (Ga.) Robins. He chose Auburn over Miami and Georgia. Whitaker visited UM last... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2010 at UM Hurricanes | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
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CORAL GABLES _ Huge win for the Hurricanes. Stops the bleeding after a four-game losing streak. `Canes are still in position to strike. Just imagine if they never had the second-half debacle against Boston College? They'd be 3-4 in the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2010 at UM Hurricanes | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
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The biggest knock on former UM linebacker Darryl Sharpton has been size. At 229 pounds, many have said he's too light to play in the NFL. So far, he's proved them wrong at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. Sharpton... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2010 at UM Hurricanes | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
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Former UM tight end Jimmy Graham is one of two Hurricanes competing in this week's Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. He and linebacker Darryl Sharptonwere given a week-long opportunity to impress NFL scouts. So far, Graham has garnered the most... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2010 at UM Hurricanes | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
CORAL GABLES _ The Miami Hurricanes have hired Rick Petri as their new defensive line coach, according to a UM source. Petri replaces Clint Hurtt, who took an assistant job at Louisville. Petri, 56, coached the defensive line at Kentucky... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2010 at UM Hurricanes | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
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Miramar receiver Ivan McCartney has pretty much stopped doing interviews regarding his recruitment. He will let the public know his decision on National Signing Day at 9 a.m., but his coach Damon Cogdall says his mind is mostly made up.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2010 at UM Hurricanes | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
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FORT LAUDERDALE _ Antrel Rolle has been quite the popular guy among the NFL Pro Bowlers. With him being a South Floridian and former UM player, his peers often go to him for food and nightlife recommendations. "All the time,"... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2010 at UM Hurricanes | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
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Just when you thought the Todd Chandler-UM saga was finished, a new twist emerges. A Miami Northwestern assistant coach was highly critical in an ESPN.com article of the way UM handled its recruitment of Chandler. A source close the Northwestern... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2010 at UM Hurricanes | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
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`Canes are blown out for the third time in four games, falling to 15-5 overall and 1-5 in the ACC. They have lost four straight and are officially struggling. Too many turnovers. Not enough defense. With Virginia Tech and Wake... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2010 at UM Hurricanes | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
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The Miami Hurricanes have the luxury of being the final school coveted tackle Seantrel Henderson visits. That doesn't mean UM is alone this week in the chase for Henderson, a standout from Cretin Derham Hall in St. Paul, Minn. Henderson... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2010 at UM Hurricanes | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
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After six days without a game, the Miami Hurricanes return to the court tonight at Maryland. That's been plenty time for them to forget last week's loss at home against Boston College. The Hurricanes led by 17 in the second... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2010 at UM Hurricanes | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
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Kelvin Cain has heard all the talk. When he committed to Hurricanes in early January,it was met with little hoopla from fans. Cain wasn't exactly highly ranked coming out of Clovis (Calif.) Buchanon High. He was immediately referred to as... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2010 at UM Hurricanes | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
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CORAL GABLES _ Tough loss for the `Canes. Probably ranks up there with the toughest I've seen in three years on the beat. There's the buzzer beater at Wake Forest and last-second loss at North Carolina State in 2007, last... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2010 at UM Hurricanes | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., _ Well, the `Canes drop their second consecutive game by double-digits. No one said this was going to be easy. Remember, the `Canes are a very young team. They're going to take their lumps in the ACC. The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2010 at UM Hurricanes | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., _ Getting set for tip-off for the UM-Virginia game at John Paul Jones Arena. As usual, I'll check in with update/analysis. Also, there's likely a bit of football news in the coming days involving the coaching staff. A... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2010 at UM Hurricanes | Sun-Sentinel Blogs
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., _ The word mentioned most when it comes to UM forward Dwayne Collins is "consistency." It's been Collins' main problem the last three years. One game, he looks unstoppable. Then he disappears for a few games. He had... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2010 at UM Hurricanes | Sun-Sentinel Blogs