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April 03, 2017

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Harry Miller

But the football team is going to be undefeated.

Terrance Sullivan

Our Canes baseball team is a major letdown this season. Smdh!

Go Canes!

Morris' time is coming to an end soon.

Think the timing is right for all parties involved.

nemo2002

No mor Coach Mor.

Go Canes!

Makes me embarrassed about anything I've ever complained about.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/fl-pn-armless-basketball-player-20170402-story.html?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=58e23cc704d30177c0c79cbf&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

1mg Of epi

Epi...U are pressing and going MORE off track than ever. Stop trying so hard to be so well liked or popular and it might work for you?

IJS

Posted by: 86Cane | April 03, 2017 at 12:29 AM

What are u talking about? Put down the LSD.

Hassan

Wiggins says with his recruitment essentially over he’s focusing on improving his speed for the coming season.

“I’m running track right now - my personal best in the 200 is 22.7 and in the 100 is 10.9,” he said. “I want to get my 40 down to a 4.3; right now it’s a high 4.4. I’m trying to be one of the big, fast guys.”

Wiggins says at 6-foot-3 he currently weighs 175 pounds.

Ohio_Cane

10.9 isn't bad at all for a guy who's 6'3

Go Canes!

Posted by: 1mg Of epi | April 03, 2017 at 09:53 AM

I know, right??

He's the same guy who tried to insinuate some people on here didn't like me!

Dude's gone crazy.

Hassan

10.9 is not bad at all, he is skinny and will get a lil faster n stronger in a college weight program.

1mg Of epi

Posted by: 1mg Of epi | April 03, 2017 at 09:53 AM

I know, right??

He's the same guy who tried to insinuate some people on here didn't like me!

Dude's gone crazy.

Posted by: Go Canes! | April 03, 2017 at 10:35 AM

Early onset Alzheimer's?

Ohio_Cane

Early onset Alzheimer's?

Posted by: 1mg Of epi | April 03, 2017 at 10:51 AM
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EARLY???


/rimshot

1mg Of epi

Early onset Alzheimer's?

Posted by: 1mg Of epi | April 03, 2017 at 10:51 AM
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EARLY???


/rimshot

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | April 03, 2017 at 10:56 AM

Good point. I have seen his pic.

BigWindyCane1

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“I’m running track right now - my personal best in the 200 is 22.7 and in the 100 is 10.9,” he said. “I want to get my 40 down to a 4.3; right now it’s a high 4.4. I’m trying to be one of the big, fast guys.”

Wiggins says at 6-foot-3 he currently weighs 175 pounds.

Posted by: Hassan | April 03, 2017 at 10:14 AM

A 10.9 is impressive. Wiggins is a great prospect. Wiggins showed that he can make plays, even in a Southridge offense that was not that good at passing the ball.

I hope Wiggins continues to build up his speed, but running a legit 4.3 is rare though, but maybe possible. Still, it is good to see the Canes are back to recruiting prospects with legitimate speed at WR. I don't think the Canes have recruited a slow receiver (like Golden used to) since CMR arrived.

Dude

I think we should be done at WR unless we add an unreal burner. Can always use those guys somewhere. Moore is fast, but I dont think as fast as Harley or Thomas.

Ohio_Cane

Moore is fast, but I dont think as fast as Harley or Thomas.

Posted by: Dude | April 03, 2017 at 11:36 AM
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Very few in college are as fast as Harley and Thomas are, or as fast as they are going to be once they get in a college strength/speed program.

herbieibis

Morris didn't forget how to coach, he forgot what talent looks like.

Dude

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | April 03, 2017 at 12:21 PM

Thats true, but the Miami area always seems to produce at least 1 a year. I havent seen 1 this year though. From what Ive seen of the guys we have committed this year, none of them are burners, but have good speed for their size. Pope has plus speed but not burner speed.

Dude

Richards is faster than Pope. Coley is faster than Pope. Lewis before injury was faster. Pope is as fast as Berrios but is 6 foot.

Old Skool

Sounds like Neil Young gets the theme song for the baseball team.

Big birds flying across the sky
Throwing shadows on our eyes

Leave us

Helpless, helpless, helpless, helpless

Ohio_Cane

BIG:

Jeff Goodman‏Verified account @GoodmanESPN 1m1 minute ago

Miami's Jim Larranaga told me that after extensive conversations, Bruce Brown has decided to return to school next season. Won't test waters

Go Canes!

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | April 03, 2017 at 04:35 PM

Very.

CoCane

I think we get at least 1 more WR for 2018.

Dude

^^^^ 4* WR Elijah Moore is said to want in but I guess the staff doesnt love him for whatever reason. He seems like a Malcolm Lewis type to me. Maybe they want to make him a silent so the other guys dont start looking around?

orange 'n green in the vein

Dumbass V turns down the shtick by 10 or so notches for the UK broadcast of the championship game? I had no idea it was possible.

Why don't ESPN handlers insist he do this for the regular season too?

nemo2002

UM Baseball?

At least we won't be "one and done" in the CWS this year.

BigWindyCane1

Good decision for BRUCE Brown to return for another year. Brown has a chance to play point guard and develop as an NBA prospect. It's a good thing for the Canes. The Canes will be loaded and will definitely be ranked to start the season

orange 'n green in the vein

LOL.

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/18957070/acc-teams-ncaa-tournament-struggles-prove-conference-was-overrated

O--

Go Canes!

ACC wins mens BB and football National Championships.

Not bad.

BigWindyCane1

UNC won the National Championship that it probably should have won last season. I am not all that impressed with what I saw last night and in the Final Four in general, though.

There is too much money and pressure in college basketball. With all the money on the line, I think the pressure gets to the amateur athletes, highly compensated coaches and part-time referees. Although I think UNC was the better team, IMO the refs controlled the game too much, and the resulting product was not very entertaining to watch.

I will continue to support college basketball, but the NCAA should examine the officiating and let the players play a bigger role in deciding the outcome.

Go Canes!

So far I'm not optimistic about any QB on this roster.


Ariz: Mark Richt asked if there's any separation amongst the QBs prior to Scrimmage #1 of spring. He said, "Yeah, but I'm not gonna tell ya."

tjl3909

Guess he's not coming:

http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/04/03/purdue-the-new-home-for-transferring-notre-dame-wr/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=college-football

Ohio_Cane

We didn't want him anyways.

(really we didn't)

CaneRock

Can't knock a kid for chasing the money, but the 1 & Dones make the anticipation of the following season less desirable & predictable. Still some solid teams regardless, but the Gonzogas of the world are boring.

Dude

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | April 04, 2017 at 01:05 PM

Its true that Miami didnt want him. I on the other hand thought he'd be a nice addition on ST and would add depth.

30CINCO

Tim Reynolds
@ByTimReynolds
Roy Williams got $925,000 in bonuses for Carolina's NCAA Tournament performance.

The players got awesome T-shirts and hats.

30CINCO

Mark Richt might do Saturday what no UM coach has done in recent history

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/college/acc/university-of-miami/article142625884.html#storylink=cpy

Ohio_Cane

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2Dmnz8Ao6k

Julio Serve That Scampi

Gabriel Baumgaertner: Miami

The Hurricanes offer Zaire a wealth of options that could benefit him in his one-year stint. An NFL-caliber quarterback (Brad Kaaya) just left a promising young team led by a coach who knows how to win fast (Mark Richt).

The Hurricanes are probably most keen on developing Jack Allison, a 6’4” local product who looks like the QB of the future, but he’s only a redshirt freshman. Last year’s backup, Malik Rosier, is the only player on the roster with any game experience, but his accuracy raises serious questions. Rosier played well in his one start last season—he went 20 for 29 for 272 yards with two touchdowns in a win over Duke—but that’s his only significant experience outside of appearances in blowout wins.

In picking Miami, Zaire can work with Richt, a talented QB developer, and a thrilling wideout in junior Braxton Berrios. Miami probably doesn’t exceed eight wins this season, but Zaire can function as a bridge to develop younger QBs and boost Richt’s offense.

How can I get a job at SI, lol @ 8 wins. Better question is where did Gabriel get his kush?

Julio Serve That Scampi

Posted by: 30CINCO | April 04, 2017 at 03:19 PM

And a free education because they can dunk.

Dude

Posted by: Julio Serve That Scampi | April 04, 2017 at 09:30 PM

"thrilling wideout Braxton Berrios." Okay. Lol.

TonyCane

I like Berrios - he's great - but what about Richards?

TonyCane

Gabriel Baumgartner: Miami (cont'd)

Zaire should consider the Hurricanes, who in 2016 proved that coach Al Shannon had assembled a formidable young nucleus. Zaire would join a wide receiver corp that includes Roscoe Parrish, Brian Blades, and Mark Clayton. A promising young offensive line anchored by center Dwight Stevenson would provide ample protection, and running backs Ottis Anderson and Clinton Portis show promise. Zaire would get to work with offensive coordinator Gary Stevens in a pro style offense. Although not a first rounder, the twelve round nature of the NFL draft provides ample opportunity for selection. Most signs point to Zaire joining the Hurricanes and playing each Saturday at the Orange Bowl.

Dude

^^^ Okay, Lmao. This needs to be a blog article. Maybe 86Soup can write it up, lol.

I still dont know why we ever fired Al Shannon. Such a stud HC.

Terrance Sullivan

Lol @ Al Shannon!

Go Canes!

Have no interest in that ND kid unless CMR thinks he is somehow much better than the performances he's put up.

Would likely end up like the kid at FSU who was given the starting job and ended up benched.

Herbieibis

Gholston was not a very good passer but he was good enough to beat us.

Go Canes!


BY BARRY JACKSON
bjackson@miamiherald.com

The UM football team closed last season by winning five in a row for the first time since 2001, which ended with a national title. The Hurricanes’ 2018 recruiting class is ranked No. 1 in the country and keeps adding gems.

The program, with ticket sales up, is riding such a wave of momentum that UM athletic director Blake James says Mark Richt, in his first 16 months on the job, has been “beyond what I could have expected. I’m beyond pleased. Mark is first class as a person, as a coach, and as an ambassador of our university. The university is very blessed and as athletic director, I couldn’t be happier to have him in that position. I couldn’t be happier where we are at with football.”

James, during an in-depth conversation assessing the state of his program, cited something else, too: The Board of Trustees’ 2015 decision to raise the salary pool for assistant coaches, something James advocated, has made a tangible difference with the quality of this staff, allowing UM to lure coaches it otherwise might not have, from defensive coordinator Manny Diaz to defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski to offensive line coach Stacy Searels, who was pursued by Georgia Tech.

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“The staff Mark has put together is first rate and obviously to bring that staff together, it probably required the resources we provided to Mark to lure them,” James said.

Any fear of eventually losing Diaz to a head coaching job?

“What Manny did last year is recognized nationally,” James said. “If the time ever came that Manny felt it was something that was a better fit for him, he would have my full support and I would do everything I could to help him get to that point.”

Some UM fans have expressed disappointment to James that there’s no public scrimmage and no spring game. Hard Rock Stadium was unavailable, so why not return to Lockhart Stadium or Traz Powell?

“It wasn’t the right fit for us right now,” James said.

“We’ve created a lot of excitement around the program and we want to make sure anything we do is going to be a first class experience for all involved, whether it’s students, coaches, fans. We made the decision we wouldn’t have one this year but we will be back [at Hard Rock] next [spring].”

Was this a case, though, of UM simply wanting to conduct the quarterback battle in secrecy?

“That wasn’t something we ever discussed,” James said. “I have never heard that reason before you said that. That wasn’t part of the conversation. People are disappointed they won’t have a chance to see it. But there’s not a large portion of the population that gets to see most of the spring time games anyway.

“Have I gotten emails from people who are disappointed? Yes. Do I understand why they’re disappointed? 100 percent. The thing I will say to them is we’ll be back at Hard Rock Stadium next year having a spring game.”

Here’s more from James, who was elected by his peers as chairman of the NCAA Division 1 Council and one of four winners of the Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year award:

• UM is $3 million short of the $34 million needed to build an indoor football practice facility, and James would not rule out a football ticket surcharge to help pay for it if needed.

“We’re making good progress and I am planning on having us ready for August of 2018.”

Season tickets finished at a Hard Rock-Hurricanes high of “above 42,000 last year. Our goal is to get over 46,000 this year. And I am confident we will be getting close if not exceeding those numbers.”

• The Bethune-Cookman opener will start at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2. James said he wasn’t the person who booked the following

week’s game at Arkansas State, but UM sometimes needs to play road games at smaller schools because, as was the case with Appalachian State last year, “they weren’t going to [just] come here regardless of any realistic [financial guarantee] number I was going to put there. They needed another home game on their schedule.”

• After originally asking FIU to change the year of its second of two football games, UM has decided to keep the games in 2018

and 2020, with Hard Rock hosting the first and the 2020 venue undetermined…. James wants to renew the FAU series and plans to talk with Richt in the coming months about whether to allow some former players back on the sidelines during games.

• Is the basketball program at the point where it should be top-25 caliber every year?

“I don’t think there’s a program we can’t be top 25 in,” he said. “We couldn’t have a better leader than Jim Larranaga in basketball. He would tell you we’ve made a number of investments. I’m sure he would tell you there’s probably some more we can make as well. We will continue to work on those. I am happy where we’re at but not surprised.

“I’m confident we can have [longterm] success. I look at the team this year. We continue to build that and hopefully have even better results next year.”

• With Miami at 12-16 and in danger of missing the postseason for the first time in 45 years, do expectations for the baseball program need to change because of the very real problem of players being unable to afford to come here on partial scholarships because of the high tuition cost?

“Do we need to acknowledge that the financial aid situation in baseball is different from what it’s been in the past? Yes, it’s important for people to understand there are only 11.7 athletic scholarships for baseball and as a private school that can create different challenges,” James said.

“When you look at the last two years, we were in Omaha and in many ways, it was the same situation. I don’t want to paint a picture of we can’t get to Omaha because of this financial aid situation. Different programs have different challenges. It’s one we’ve taken on and been successful with. The last two years are proof of that. [But] the NCAA needs to continue to evaluate how we award aid in baseball and looks at the times and how does it best fit where we are as an association today. There needs to be some evaluation of baseball….It’s hard to expect Omaha every year. There’s nothing wrong with having that as our expectation. Our goal needs to continue to be that.”

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article142747069.html#storylink=cpy

Ohio_Cane

4* OL Cleveland Reed (Lakeland) commits to Miami!!

SinisterCane

Which Spacer dropped off $bags to Reed? jk

Go Canes!

Pulling on monster kid like this out of Lakeland of all places is an incredible get by CMR and this staff.

Barring a complete implosion on the field next season, we will be a playoff team in 19 or 20.

Ohio_Cane

Which Spacer dropped off $bags to Reed? jk

Posted by: SinisterCane | April 05, 2017 at 10:35 AM
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Coach Hartley

1mg Of epi

How can I get a job at SI, lol @ 8 wins. Better question is where did Gabriel get his kush?

Posted by: Julio Serve That Scampi | April 04, 2017 at 09:30 PM

Saying we'd be lucky to hit 8 wins? Sounds to me like he got himself some of that Oregon Outdoor Kosher Kush. The OG ain't gonna cause hallucinations like that.

1mg Of epi

Zaire should consider the Hurricanes, who in 2016 proved that coach Al Shannon had assembled a formidable young nucleus. Zaire would join a wide receiver corp that includes Roscoe Parrish, Brian Blades, and Mark Clayton. A promising young offensive line anchored by center Dwight Stevenson would provide ample protection, and running backs Ottis Anderson and Clinton Portis show promise. Zaire would get to work with offensive coordinator Gary Stevens in a pro style offense. Although not a first rounder, the twelve round nature of the NFL draft provides ample opportunity for selection. Most signs point to Zaire joining the Hurricanes and playing each Saturday at the Orange Bowl.

Posted by: TonyCane | April 04, 2017 at 10:55 PM

👏👍🤣

Go Canes!

ACC stat of the day: FSU was the only Power 5 team last year NOT to have a freshman catch a pass. (1st time happened since 2007 at FSU).

Ohio_Cane

This is an ELITE DL coach. Teaching always. Calmly, but firm.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5_A_Y74g4U

1mg Of epi

^^ that's interesting. Probably more of a stacked chip scenario than a talent drop issue.

Dude

4* OL Cleveland Reed (Lakeland) commits to Miami!!

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | April 05, 2017 at 10:11 AM

Beast!

Go Canes!

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | April 05, 2017 at 12:48 PM

Elevating and probably paying more to retain him is the most important thing we've done since hiring CMR. More than any recruit or facility upgrade.

CaneRock

Lookin' like McCaffrey's gonna go before Cook, too much smoke.

Another mock has Peppers to Miami...as a hybrid, sure, but as a pure Safety, not so sure. I'd take Hooker outta OSU as a Safety before Peppers.

Ohio_Cane

Elevating and probably paying more to retain him is the most important thing we've done since hiring CMR. More than any recruit or facility upgrade.

Posted by: Go Canes! | April 05, 2017 at 12:58 PM
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100%

Go Canes!

Posted by: 1mg Of epi | April 05, 2017 at 12:48 PM

Or the fact Dalvin had 300+ rushes and receptions.

Third leading receiver only had 27 catches in 13 games. Incredibly he had 15 in two games and only 12 the rest of the year.

CaneRock

Couple of things from that Kuligowski video...noticed TSL at RT, Donaldson at RG, & McDermott at LT. Guess they're shufflin' guys around at this point, but the OLine looked like a sieve.

Go Canes!

We had 5 guys with 27 or more catches btw.

Ohio_Cane

Guess they're shufflin' guys around at this point,

the OLine looked like a sieve.

Posted by: CaneRock | April 05, 2017 at 01:18 PM
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Yes they are, and will continue to until they find the right starting 5. Multiple guys being tried at multiple positions

U could spin that both ways. U COULD say our OL sucks right now, OR U could say our DL is elite.

Go Canes!

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | April 05, 2017 at 01:24 PM

There is a third way to look at it. Maybe our defensive line has multiple NFL draft picks and our offensive line may not have any.

Go Canes!

Sorry Ohio, when I read that I thought it said offensive line coach. I agree there is a giant talent disparity.

Ohio_Cane

Donaldson is a future top 15 pick in the draft.

nemo2002

A few days ago, Blake James said that we were close to raising the remaining money needed to pay for the IPF and that an announcement (regarding the ground breaking for construction) would happen "in a few days".
Well, a few days later Blake James now says that the U is still $3 million short of the fundraising goal. No date yet for the ground breaking. However, he still opines that the IPF will be completed by "August 2018."
Is this realistic?

86Cane

Which Spacer dropped off $bags to Reed?

Posted by: SinisterCane | April 05, 2017 at 10:35 AM

NO COMMENT.

CaneRock

U could spin that both ways. U COULD say our OL sucks right now, OR U could say our DL is elite.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | April 05, 2017 at 01:24 PM

True.

CaneRock

Krispy Kreme buys Panera for $7.5B.

Go Canes!

Posted by: nemo2002 | April 05, 2017 at 02:34 PM

Hard to doubt BJ at this point. He's been money during this tenure.

Dude

^^^^ Bless the man that fired AG and hired MR. Thank god Shalala is gone.

Old Skool

Krispy Kreme buys Panera for $7.5B.

Posted by: CaneRock | April 05, 2017 at 04:08 PM

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

CaneRock

Just the otheer day BK bought Popeyes for $1.8B. Long as they don't touch the red beans & rice we good.

NicKane

Krispy Kreme buys Panera for $7.5B.

Posted by: CaneRock | April 05, 2017 at 04:08 PM

Them soup in bread bowls are mighty good! Lol

NicKane

Dude
^^^^ Bless the man that fired AG and hired MR. Thank god Shalala is gone.

Posted by: Dude | April 05, 2017 at 04:26 PM

I strongly second this!

Go Canes!

Watching Gator-Canes fan Twitter argue over high school commits make our battles here look downright mature.

Old Skool

The Masters starts tomorrow.
Looking for a bracket buster. Any recommendations?

Go Canes!

Ive got Phil at 300-1.

86Cane

I've got me at 100,000 to 1.

Oh, wait, I am not in The Masters?

How did that happen?

86Cane

I hit a hole in one once. That ain't enough?

Julio Serve That Scampi

Posted by: 86Cane | April 05, 2017 at 10:01 PM

Me too actually twice now.

thirstybuzzardcane

The Masters starts tomorrow.
Looking for a bracket buster. Any recommendations?
Posted by: Old Skool | April 05, 2017 at 07:14 PM

I like Matsuyama as a dark horse!

thirstybuzzardcane

I like Kuchar too!

thirstybuzzardcane

FYI.....Kuchar is a golfer for you non golfers. You were probably thinking it was something else 😉....although I like that too!

thirstybuzzardcane

I like Snedeker also!

86Cane

NEW BLOG IS UP!

Go Canes!

Ten nuggets we’re hearing from UM’s closed spring football practices, which are about halfway completed:

• The quarterback play remains a work in progress, with some good moments but lots of inconsistency.

One observer says Jack Allison has looked good and throws with more authority than the other competitors. Malik Rosier knows the offense well, and his running ability is an asset, but inconsistency remains an issue.

Evan Shirreffs’ accuracy has been uneven. Cade Weldon is still learning the offense and behind several veterans.

• The experiment of moving Sheldrick Redwine from corner to safety is going well; he’s a good tackler, which should make him a solid safety opposite Jaquan Johnson. He doesn’t have great speed for cornerback but his speed for safety is fine.

• UM loves how intelligent and alert new safety Amari Carter is, believing he won’t blow assignments. He also has very good instincts. Safety Robert Knowles also has been impressive at times.

• Freshman receiver DeeJay Dallas made two great catches Tuesday, has strong hands and can go up and snatch the ball. He’s going to be a very good player. Though Darrell Langham has improved some, his hands remain an issue.

• A UM official said Kendrick Norton and RJ McIntosh have been so impressive that there’s no reason they shouldn’t be UM’s best defensive tackle combo in many years.

• Linebacker Darrion Owens, who still has two years of eligibility remaining, has looked less hesitant two years removed from knee surgery. Coaches like his character, energy, length and physicality and he will be an asset as a fourth linebacker.

• Tight ends coach Todd Hartley said this week he is “really pleased” with Michael Irvin Jr.’s development and that he and fellow backup tight end Jovani Haskins – both suspended for the bowl game – have made “significant strides.”

Though early enrollee Brian Polendey is known mostly for strong blocking, a UM official said he’s a big target and catches the ball well. But Hartley said he has “a long way to go.”

Hartley said starter Chris Herndon can “be the best tight end in the country. He’s always been a great pass catcher [but] been overshadowed “ by departed David Njoku.

• As good as Joe Jackson was last season (8.5 sacks), one UM person said impressive early enrollee/ defensive end Jon Garvin has been better than Jackson was at a similar stage. Garvin has terrific pass-rush moves.

• Tyler Gauthier has been so impressive at center that it’s no longer automatic that Nick Linder will get his starting job back when he returns from injury.

• Braxton Berrios likely will remain the punt returner - “he was 11th in the country, I’ll take 11th in the country,” Hartley said – but the kick return job is wide open, with Dallas, receiver Dionte Mullins and perhaps summer arrivals Jeff Thomas and Mike Harley all warranting a look.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article143014519.html#storylink=cpy

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