65 football student-athletes returned to campus on Monday
The 2020 NFL Draft saw former Miami Hurricanes Shaquille Quarterman, Deejay Dallas, K.J. Osborn and Jonathan Garvin selected. Unfortunately, a group of former players did not hear their name called by Commissioner Rodger Goodell during the three-day event.
Osborn is the third Miami Hurricane to be selected in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Just about two hours into the fourth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday, two Miami Hurricanes were selected just five picks apart.
“It’s already a high energy thing,” head coach Manny Diaz said. “The nature of the beast is that you have no choice but to be a high energy offense. The players knew it was on from our very first fast start drill. The difference in what a practice is. It’s a new experience.”
Eight former UM football players UM will participate in the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis this week, hoping to make positive impressions on professional teams with the goal of making it to the NFL.
“I only care about what we’re doing going forward,” Lashlee said. “I have not and will not watch one single game from last year.”
“I’m not in the position that people think I’m in,” Reed said. “I’m not hiring, I’m not firing. I’m just coming here to help, as I did in ‘97. I’m a piece of this puzzle, as all the coaches are, as all the players are. I’m limited on what I can do. I can’t be on the field coaching. I am here to mentor and help these kids, to better themselves during football and after football, that’s what it’s about. I’m here to assist coach Manny and everything he needs. I’m his right hand.”
“For me, it’s straight forward. I want to win. I want to win as many games as possible,” King said. “I know the history behind this program. I know where it’s been, I know where coach Diaz and everybody is trying to get it back to. I’m just here to win as many games as possible. My ultimate goal is to go 12-0 this year.”
The Miami football program entered National Signing Day looking to add to the strong 2020 recruiting class, and they did just that, landing four-star Avantae Williams, the No. 2 ranked safety in the class of 2020.
“I’m in a position to come back to my neighborhood and help people who I know, to do better in my neighborhood, to build better houses,” Gore said.
The University of Miami and the San Francisco 49ers came to an agreement prior to the team’s arrival in Miami regarding last minute changes to the Greentree practice field after it was deemed that the field conditions did not meet the standards of the National Football League.