I’m not going to make too much of a tough game for Jacory Harris against Florida State. He went up against one of the best pass rushing teams in the nation, who also have playmakers in the secondary like Lamarcus Joyne
Another late-game Miami comeback came up short in Tallahassee on Saturday. The Canes (5-5, 3-4 ACC) must now fight to even become bowl-eligible after their 23-19 loss at Florida State (7-3, 5-2). Many expected the familiarity of this rivalry game to snap Miami into focus, and they delivered in some ways. But the Canes’ achievement…
Miami’s 49-14 win over the Blue Devils on Saturday, while understandably and predictably lopsided, provided a chance for the Hurricanes (5-4, 3-3) to once again collect themselves for a brief moment. Consistency has been a trait hard to come by for the Canes, but in a few spots has been reliable.
Seven football players came to the University of Miami from Miami Northwestern High School back in 2008, part of the top-ranked recruit class brought in by former head coach Randy Shannon: Jacory Harris, Sean Spence, Tommy Streeter, Brandon Washington, Marcus Robinson, Aldarius Johnson, Kendall Thompkins and Benjamin Jones. Thompkins was the only player listed as less than a four-star recruit.
For the first time since Golden was announced as Miami’s new head coach, Saturday’s win against Ohio State provided fans and athletes alike something positive to think about. The Canes defense that faltered at times against Maryland in their first game was born anew with three of the five reinstated players making major contributions, most notably senior linebacker Sean Spence. Special teams did what special teams ought to do, never putting their own offense or defense in a difficult position and making it as difficult as possible for their opponent.
After a week of deliberation on possible punishments, suspensions and whether the Hurricanes football team would be intact by the time the season started, the NCAA has made their decision regarding a number of student-athletes. Eight Hurricanes will face suspensions and will have to repay benefits they received in order for the NCAA to rule…
As this year’s Miami Hurricanes played their final scrimmage of the spring, the future of a new season, coach, and set of expectations took a backseat to recognizing the past. Members of the 2001 national championship team took midfield during halftime to be acknowledged for the 10th anniversary of what some consider to be the greatest Hurricane team of all time. But they were not alone – not by a long shot.
Jon Gruden would fit the bill perfectly and he is reportedly UM’s No. 1 choice. He is a Florida native and a former Super Bowl winning coach. Gruden is known as a winner. His charm and demeanor should instantly draw the message board posters out of their basements and into the empty orange seats at Sun Life Stadium. But to lure Gruden’s fiery attitude and infectious personality, Miami will have pay top notch dollars. Gruden currently enjoys a lucrative contract with ESPN where he appears as an analyst on “Monday Night Football.” Gruden also still collects severance pay from his former employer, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which fired him in 2008.