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roachcane77

from hurricansports.com

URBANA, Ill. – The University of Miami women’s tennis team holds the longest current streak of reaching the NCAA tournament quarterfinals at five straight seasons. However, the Canes were stopped on their quest for a team national title by the third-ranked Texas A&M Aggies, 4-0, on Sunday.
“I think [Texas A&M] played better in big moments,” said Miami head coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews. “I think we started out a little rough in some spots and on a day like today, you can’t do that.”
“There is certain positions that you have to beat A&M at, if you want to beat them,” said Yaroshuk-Tews. “Starting with No. 3 doubles. We didn’t respond well to the different looks, the different paces they were giving us. In my opinion that is a must-win match and we just didn’t respond well… All-in-all, we could have played better tennis.”
Despite the loss it was a historic season for the Hurricanes. With four first-time collegiate players competing, Miami won its first ACC Tournament Championship and advanced to the national quarterfinals for the fifth consecutive season. No other women’s team can claim that feat.
When asked about Miami’s season, Yaroshuk-Tews said, “Looking back on the season, I think this group overachieved… for them to do what they have done and come as far as they have come, I’m proud of them. I’m proud of the season they’ve had.”

herbieibis

Just got off the Scout.com site and low and behold, Goldie has offered a combined whopping 34 DE's & DTs, ships and we are not really into the heat of recruiting. It looks like he finally knows what we know! Surely we can scoop at least 5 or 6 out of that number.

86Cane

"We're just waiting to see what happens. It's a mile-wide tornado. It's still grinding out," said Mark Meyers, a spokesman for the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office. "We are currently on standby for tornado response. Whatever happens, we'll be ready to respond."

The strongest winds on earth — 302 mph — were recorded near Moore during a tornado May 3, 1999.

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman had predicted a major outbreak of severe weather Monday in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.

Canesteeler

I have seen Flowers play several times and although he is a great athlete I do not believe he has the skills to be a D1 QB.

86Cane

OGV...that is IT right there! LOL

orange 'n green in the vein

"Posted by: Ohio_Cane | May 20, 2013 at 02:09 PM"

So what you're saying is that Lockhart was really the homeless man's Stacy Coley? Since he never played a down of significance, that comparison does nothing to me.

When new rankings are announced the recruiting sites need to be honest and label them accurately like this; "The new Rivals subscription base pacifying lists are out! Let's go see where the most popular subscription generating schools have their recruits ranked now to give the most positive feedback possible to their fans about their team's efforts before the next cycle of the loop gets released later this year and they have to make a decision about whether to renew their membership so they can read the next list we release telling them how awesome their verbal commitments are compared to the schools they don't like and whose fans don't subscribe in comparative greater numbers to our service!"

Just a slightly smaller mess than UM defense outside of Barrow's oversight.

86Cane

ACC Football News ‏@accfootballnews 1h

In 2010 and 2011, http://oversigning.com documented 21 football players who left the Alabama program.

j.w.

Ohio- no doubt. They may be better than Scout. Or not. But all their rankings are ridiculous to me.

86Cane

Ohio...without a doubt, U are correct!

TJL

your correct

UMike

We all know Rivals is a joke, right? No one actually gives in to their rankings, and takes them at face value, right?

Tell me I'm right...

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | May 20, 2013 at 03:00 PM

Either way..its fun to keep up with and talk about lol

Ohio_Cane

Page Q ‏@PageQSports 37m

How High: Duke Johnson for Heisman? http://www.pageqsports.com/2013/05/duke-johnson-how-high-can-miami-hurricanes-running-back-win-heisman/

Ohio_Cane

We all know Rivals is a joke, right? No one actually gives in to their rankings, and takes them at face value, right?

Tell me I'm right...

herbieibis

The Herb has to chuckle everytime he sees where the Soupster, is giving the business to a negative Nelli. The Herb obviously, is nuetral to all this in house hand swatting but would like to interject On behalf on all those misfortunate ones who teeter totter on the edge of this blog:
1.The Herb likes Goldie
2.I have stated on here before that I'll give DeNo until mid Oct. to get the DEE straight. I have given him the benefit of the doubt up to this point, mainly because of lack of depth Of TALENT on that side of the ball. I see us as slightly better this year. I'm not a happy camper with what we have up front or LB but we all have to live with it until Goldie decides to go Defense shopping.
3.The offense will put some points on the board, it had better. If you like shootouts, this may be a fun season. Thank God our schedule is a little lighter this year.
4.The Herb would love to see us go to a 3-4 dee but since it's hard for us to get LB's and much less keep them, when we do get them, I'd say that is a moot point but I guess the same could be said about a 4-3, we can't seem to get DT's to come here, so how can we run it all the time? It's a puzzler for sure, that even has the Herb scratching, his now crome dome. At any rate, the Herb loves the "U" and will give props where props are due and they'll have to feel my wrath when they stink, either way it's love hate!

86Cane

UMike...shhhhhh not so LOUD!

UMike

Ohhhh...now I get it!! SOUP is the all positive one while 86 is allowed to roam the negative parts lol

86Cane

#24 - Dalvin Cook
#42 - Joseph Yearby

LMAO!

In the previous rankings, when Yearby was committed to FSU, he was rated a couple spots ABOVE Cook. Now that Yearby is a Cane he dropped well BELOW Cook.

Scout has Yearby at #25 overall and Cook at #71.

Scout has Yearby at #4 RB and Cook at #11 RB.

Ohio_Cane

Isaiah Wynn? That's a new one.

Posted by: LB | May 20, 2013 at 02:11 PM
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Ya, Canes offered him a week or so ago.

Good friends with Vincent Jackson

LB

Isaiah Wynn? That's a new one.

Ohio_Cane

Stacy Coley is the rich man's Robert Lockhart. He'll vie for lots of playing time this year, IMO.

LB

"If U are NOT LB, do NOT click on this link."

Interesting.

#TownCane

UMike

#24 - Dalvin Cook
#32 - Ermon Lane
#40 - Kc McDermott
#42 - Joseph Yearby
#84 - Thomas Holley
#89 - Isaiah Wynn

UMike

New Rivals 100 came out today...

UMike

Nederland, Texas, defensive tackle DeShawn Washington (Texas A&M commitment) and Brooklyn (N.Y.) Lincoln defensive tackle Thomas Holley also jumped into the Rivals100 at No. 82 and No. 84, respectively, from three-star status.

SOUP

SOUP..idk about you dude lol.

Posted by: UMike | May 20, 2013 at 01:47 PM

Yes U do, U know me VERY well.

I REPEAT: Your resistance is futile.

UMike

SOUP..idk about you dude lol..Canesfan_1...I am not worried..I agree he probably wouldnt of seen the field..I was just agreeing with LB that we are losing to many guys on that side of the ball. I am all for a new scholarship opening up.hopefully for a LB or DT lol

SOUP

From the "Where to spend your $$$" category:

Tom Dienhart ‏@BTNTomDienhart 21m

The highest paid assistant at seven of the 12 #B1G schools is the defensive coordinator.

Tom Dienhart ‏@BTNTomDienhart 13m

The receivers coach is the lowest-paid on five #B1G staffs, most of any position.

orange 'n green in the vein

The way to look at the Bills QB's comments about the offensive learning difficulty is Dumbo has a ton of short pass plays and designed QB runs in the play book that he only calls about 15 of any given week. EJ, not being a QB who beats you with his preparation, barely could keep up but thanks to James was able to keep his head above the surface and capture that very important ACC conference championship that makes a very nice doorstop to any water-closet you may have on your campus. Now he's in a less intricate system of small variations to basic plays so it's easier for him to learn and he doesn't need James to help him differentiate all the little nuances of Dumbo's minute variations on the same bubble screen/zone read from shotgun basic play design.

I have never even heard of this new roster attrition player. That side of the football team remains a mess apart from Barrow and those under his direct oversight. How huge improvement is supposed to be attained with a middle of the defense that's a weak spot even before factoring in the poor game-planning and play calling, I have no clue but if you sell tickets to hear a coach claim otherwise in the spring it apparently has to be true because Stephen Morris was a freshman in 2011 when Al wished he could have red-shirted him, or something?

Like I said, total mess.

Ohio_Cane

Lt. Philip Nolan ‏@TheStateOfTheU 5m

According to Canesport, Ricardo Williams and Robert Lockhart have been granted their release from Miami.

Lt. Philip Nolan ‏@TheStateOfTheU 4m

There had been rumors of Lockhart leaving for quite a while now. Looks like it's official.

Lt. Philip Nolan ‏@TheStateOfTheU 2m

For those wondering, yes that opens up two additional scholarship spots.

SOUP

WR Lockhart and DE Williams are officially OFF of the team.

SOUP

FOR LB's "EYES ONLY":

http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2013/05/20/Media/ACC-net.aspx

If U are NOT LB, do NOT click on this link.

SOUP

smh about people worrying about a guy (Williams) that hasn't contributed and wasn't expected to contribute. I believe he was never even mentioned in the 2 deep.

Posted by: Canesfan_1 | May 20, 2013 at 01:30 PM

From what I saw and what I heard Hoilett had passed him on the depth chart and Williams MAY have found himself in "no man's land" on the depth chart.

herbieibis

A Ha, say it ain't so, another dfensive player, tossed to the scrap heap. The Herb is perplexed, with the exodus on that side of the ball. I guess all the delinquents are over on that side and of course if you have sticky fingers, and you're a doobie lover, maybe just maybe, there's a reason you're headed to the Jucco ranks or Marshall!
Good to see the baseball team try their hardest to hit the Herb's forcast of a 34-22 season but at the same time, I'm glad they slugged their way to an 8TH place seed.

SOUP


SOUP...must you make everything into a "positive vs negative" thing lol.

Posted by: UMike | May 20, 2013 at 01:16 PM

YES, I must.

U see UMike, here IT is: U have a blind spot that must be addressed and my purpose for being is to be here for U, to support U as a friend and to help U overcome your negativity and become a happier and more positive and optimistic person, not just in sports, but in life in general.

The sooner that U realize and accept that God has put me in your path of life to help U become a more POSITIVE person and stop being resistant and defensive the sooner U will be on your path to real fulfillment as a self actualized human being.

Your resistance is futile.

That is all.

Canesfan_1

smh about people worrying about a guy (Williams) that hasn't contributed and wasn't expected to contribute. I believe he was never even mentioned in the 2 deep.

I wish him the best, but if he is gone, that's just one more spot that Golden can work his recruiting magic on. See? It's actually good news.

SOUP

Miami’s response to its Notice of Allegations is due today as the university heads toward a June hearing in front of the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions. The program hasn’t suppressed its feelings about the NCAA’s investigation, however. UM president Donna Shalala has called for no additional sanctions beyond the ones self-imposed by the school and a motion to dismiss the case was reportedly filed in March.

Most of that, of course, stems from the fact that the investigation reached FUBAR status earlier this year when the NCAA revealed it had to investigate itself due to improper conduct by its enforcement staff.

Now, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports an unnamed former Hurricanes assistant is pointing fingers as well, although this time at the SEC.

Here’s what Jackson noted in his Sunday column:

One former UM coach accused of wrongdoings complained privately that what the ex-UM coaches allegedly did paled in comparison to unreported violations committed in the SEC.

UMike

BigWindy...agreed. Better to be honest and potentially lose them, them lie and have it spread all over the community that our coaches lie. A lot of players make a switch every year. Brandon McGee was a QB at Plantation..Ethnic Sands was a QB at Carol City etc...NO WAY Alabama would keep Flowers at QB in their offense.

BigWindyCane1

BigWindy..I agree with the Golden part. I have not seen Flowers play, so IDK his skill set. There is a chance that when his season is over and he sits and thinks about it, his future may be better suited for a switch. Similar to the Treon Harris situation.

Posted by: UMike | May 20, 2013 at 09:16 AM

I saw Flowers and Harris play this past year. I thought Flowers was a little better, but they both are talented QBs on very talented teams. Harris played on the second most talented team from Miami I saw (closely behind a deeper Central team). When I compare the QBs the Canes had on their roster this past spring, Flowers and Harris are shorter, spread QBs than Morris, Williams, Crow and the others.

I love when Miami recruits local players, but I think they have to be honest with all the kids they recruit, and not all recruits will play their HS position if they commit to the U. I like both Harris and Flowers - they are great players and should get MIami offers - but I would be surprised if they played QB at Miami or Alabama, although I think they could play at UCF, USF, Marshall or another school that could run a similar spread offense.

UMike

I dont think Golden and staff anticipated losing 3 LB's in one off-season, otherwise Lb would of been more of a priority in last years class.

UMike

j.w...I agree

j.w.

Think of losing the 4 this way: we can finish 115th without them just as easily as we did with them. :) On a more serious note, you never want to lose depth, but we lost potential more than we lost talent. By that I mean all of the departing guys had their moments, but they all frustrated us with goofball moves (on and off the field). We'll get by.

UMike

SOUP...must you make everything into a "positive vs negative" thing lol...I ONLY mentioned it because LB brought up a good point..cant keep loosing guys on that side of the ball. I do think our secondary will be solid for years to come. I do think the DT position will be better simply because of experience and Porters health.

SOUP

Umike...to be fair losing those four (five?) players U mentioned IS going to hurt our starting D and our defensive depth. But there is little that can be done about it so worrying about it is not productive. What is positive is moving forward and hoping the new players and recruits can help add the depth we need.

The secondary seems stocked at this point, but both LB and DT (HERBIE!) appear very tenuous at best. Let's hope for some pleasent surprises there.

UMike

LB..I was being sarcastic..I agree its a high number..especially on the side of the ball we're weakest lol...But i do think we have some young studs coming in and some returning youth that is talented

LB

"thats only like the 4th defensive player to be gone since last year lol"

But that's a lot given the rankings for this defense.

Ohio_Cane

JW, while I understand it's just on the internet and not actually put into practice yet, his twitter sounds like he realizes this is the opportunity of a lifetime to come back to the team and be great.

Hoping he pulls it off.

j.w.

All Terry has to do is prove to the coaching staff the bad stuff is behind him, work his tail off in the summer and Spring, and most likely a behind-the-scenes condition or two and he's on the team.

I consider him NOT gone and that he's BACK, even if he's not "listed on the roster" atm.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | May 20, 2013 at 12:20 PM
Hoping he has the maturity to recognize this opportunity!
happy Monday, folks- hearing that despite our disappointing record, Canes baseball should be in the regionals. Anyone else hearing this?
When I become king of college sports, the first thing I'll do is increase the available scholarships to 18 for baseball and softball (Title IX compliance). The numbers they have are ridiculous. Selig should be using his office to press the NCAA on this as well.

UMike

Ohio..I get what your saying..but I was talking about guys that are not on the team right now..and Terry is not lol..I definitely hope he makes it back. Also, there has been nothing official that he can even earn his way back. Hopefully he does..we can use him lol

Ohio_Cane

All Terry has to do is prove to the coaching staff the bad stuff is behind him, work his tail off in the summer and Spring, and most likely a behind-the-scenes condition or two and he's on the team.

I consider him NOT gone and that he's BACK, even if he's not "listed on the roster" atm.

SOUP

Dwayne Hoilett could contribute as redshirt freshman

Posted by: UMike | May 20, 2013 at 12:05 PM

That's the one I was looking for.

#StockRising

UMike

Also..Larry Hope, Nate Dortch & Dwayne Hoilett could contribute as redshirt freshman

UMike

UMike...good job, nice work.

What about new Freshmen defensive players? Who will play or contribute?

Posted by: SOUP | May 20, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Definitely Alex Figueroa. if he stays healthy watch out. Due to depth Grace and Bond may also play, especially on special teams. I think besides Figueroa and Bond, Burns is the most likely freshman to contribute. We are thing at CB right now with McGee and Finne gone. Im sure I am missing some one..but those are my first guess

SOUP

UMike...good job, nice work.

What about new Freshmen defensive players? Who will play or contribute?

UMike

UMike..which five new defensive players do U think will make the most impact in 2013 and why?

Posted by: SOUP | May 20, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Ok..these are in no particular order..and I am sure I will miss some one..but off the top of my head I think the 5 players would be..

D. Perryman
C. Porter
A. Chickillo
A. Figueroa
D. Bush

Perryman
For obvious reasons. Guy is a stud and the best player we have on defense. With the lack of experience and depth at LB he will have to step up and I think he will.

Porter.
IMO, the best DT we got when healthy. assuming he stays healthy he will go a long way in helping t stop the run and create. some sort of pass rush.

Chick
I think his slump is over and will get after the QB which we desperately need. We know the player he is capable of being, and I think he steps up this year.

Figueroa
This guy (at east so far) just seems like he is going to plat 110% all the time and make plays. If this holds true he will help ignite the defense and keep them fired up.

Bush
Same as with Figueroa, he provides a spark with big hits. When it is all said and done I think he will be one of the top safetys in college football.

UMike

UMike..which five new defensive players do U think will make the most impact in 2013 and why?

Posted by: SOUP | May 20, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Good question..give me a few and I will get an answer...

UMike

Hopeless? I am just pointing out that Terry is NOT currently on the team lol..geez

SOUP

Gabe Terry is NOT gone.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | May 20, 2013 at 10:55 AM

Well he aint back yet lol

Posted by: UMike | May 20, 2013 at 11:32 AM

THIS IS THE CLEAREST EXAMPLE OF A POSITIVE VERSUS A NEGATIVE POINT OF VIEW THAT U WILL EVER SEE!

One is HOPEFUL.

The other is HOPELESS.

SOUP

UMike..which five new defensive players do U think will make the most impact in 2013 and why?

UMike

Gabe Terry is NOT gone.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | May 20, 2013 at 10:55 AM

Well he aint back yet lol

SOUP

Miami junior ace Bryan Radziewski was among the five starting pitchers recognized with 2013 All-ACC First Team honors, as announced by the conference offices Monday.

Radziewski, in the midst of a dominating junior campaign, ended the season rated among the conference leaders in nearly every statistical category. The Miami, Fla., native ranked third in ERA (1.64), tied for second in wins (eight), tied for second in complete games (two), third in strikeouts (96) and first in batting average against (.175).

After missing nearly all of 2012 due to season-ending shoulder surgery, Radziewski made a dazzling return to the weekend rotation in a March 23 shutout of then-No. 24 Virginia Tech. The southpaw struck out 16 Hokie batters, just three shy of the single-game conference record, and earned ACC Pitcher of the Week honors for his first career complete game. The outing marked the second of three double-digit strikeout performances this season.

Radziewski is one of just three pitchers in the conference averaging over 10 strikeouts per nine innings (11.27), and set a new career high with 96 punchouts this season. The former Baseball America Freshman All-American has recorded 204 strikeouts over 33 starts with the Hurricanes, and now boasts a 19-4 all-time record and career ERA of 2.64.

Radziewski's selection marks the second straight year a Miami pitcher has earned all-conference recognition; Eric Erickson was named to the 2012 All-ACC Second Team. To see the full list of All-ACC honorees, click HERE.

Miami will mark its return to the diamond Thursday with a Pool A matchup against first-seeded North Carolina at the 2013 ACC Championship in Durham, N.C. First pitch for the contest, set to be televised live on RSN and ESPN3, is set for 3 p.m. from Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

SOUP

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Ohio_Cane

Gabe Terry is NOT gone.

UMike

So far I've got EJ, Paul, Terry, Finnie and Williams (maybe) gone..so thats 5 defensive players. Am I missing any one?

UMike

LB..what do you mean..thats only like the 4th defensive player to be gone since last year lol

LB

Friendly reminder: Be smart out there.

As for 2015, it's all about Ricky Town.

#TownCane
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We do not need to lose any more defensive players. Enough is enough.

SOUP

UMike...I just checked to confirm and yes it IS true Williams is not on the roster. We never officially heard about his departure so it may be temporary?

Here is his UM profile:

http://www.hurricanesports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=658368&SPID=103763&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=28700&ATCLID=205558468&Q_SEASON=2012

SOUP

SB Nation Recruiting ‏@SBNRecruiting 2m

Recruits should not place arbitrary commitment deadlines on themselves. Decide when you know you've found the right school. Not before.

AGREED 100%.

UMike

Someone CIS mentioned that Ricardo Williams is no longer on the UM roster. NOTHING OFFICIAL..just passing that along cause I thought it was interesting

SOUP

JC Shurburtt ‏@jcshurburtt 3h

Top 5 for 2015 features three from the West, one from B1G/Midwest and one from Georgia. #Top247

#TownCane

SOUP

Recruiting Update:

http://247sports.com/Player/Chris-Lammons-25213

SOUP

Thanks for the info SOUPster!

Posted by: roachcane77 | May 20, 2013 at 05:59 AM

Check your email for edit and approval. I've got U up next.

UMike

BigWindy..I agree with the Golden part. I have not seen Flowers play, so IDK his skill set. There is a chance that when his season is over and he sits and thinks about it, his future may be better suited for a switch. Similar to the Treon Harris situation.

BigWindyCane1

**Flowers says his top 3 is Alabama, Marshall, and USF.

Posted by: UMike | May 20, 2013 at 08:14 AM

The difference between Miami and Alabama, is that Coach Golden and his staff are being honest with the local recruits.

Flowers is one of the best HS QBs I have seen, but I don't think his skills and size will translate well to Alabama's or Miami's offensive scheme.

UMike

More Pete...

Miami Jackson QB Quinton “Wanky” Flowers doesn’t have much else to prove at the high school level, but he’s not using that as an excuse to slack off during spring practice. He’s been focused on improving his connection with transfer receiver Jovon Durante (2015) as well as continuing to work on his quarterbacking skills.

“Spring’s going good. We got a couple of players that came in and I’m trying to get everything down with Jovon (Durante). Most colleges look at me as a receiver or free safety, but just like I said to everybody else, I’m going to college to play quarterback because I’ve been playing it all my life so why go to the next level to play something else. Ain’t nobody gonna change that of me,” said Flowers.

As far as quarterback-specific skills, Flowers has worked on one thing in particular.

“Most critics say I can’t throw to my left, so I’m showing people now that can I can do it with accuracy. A lot of people say that I try to always run, but I try to make everyone look good, not just myself.”

The athletic QB’s recruitment recently took a big jump when Alabama offered.

“I just got Alabama not too long ago. Clemson is interested in me. Illinois gave me an offer too.”

What were his thoughts on that ‘Bama offer?

“As a young man and student-athlete, I was very excited about the Alabama offer because they’ve won a lot of championships and that town is really into football. My coach from 7-on-7 called me and told me I had the offer. They said they like me at quarterback, but they say they wanna see me work at reveiver too.”

Prior to signing day, the hometown Miami Hurricanes were the favorite for Flowers. Recent developments have led the Jackson star to reconsider, though.

“Miami came to the school and they talked to me for a little bit and they wasn’t saying much about me playing quarterback. They were talking about receiver or free safety like some of the other schools so I feel like that’s not a place I will be going and they’re not on my mind until maybe later on down the line when I look at everything.”

**Flowers says his top 3 is Alabama, Marshall, and USF.

UMike

Per Pete Ariz..

Last month we had a story on Lincoln High School (NY) DT Thomas Holley and highlighted his transition to the football field from the basketball court (http://canesinsight.com/threads/5235...=thomas+holley). The athletic defensive tackle prospect has been using this Spring to continue working on honing his technique.

“It’s been going really good from what my coaches have been saying, were actually ahead of schedule. I’ve 100% been improving just working hard everyday and capitalizing on every second I have to work on my pass-rush and hands. It’s tiring, but worth it,” said Holley.

Something that has kept Holley going hard has been college coaches constantly dropping in on his practices.

“To me, it means I’ve created a brand for myself that I need to maintain and improve on. The way I look at it is motivation. I’m always working hard, but when I see a coach that means I have to go the extra mile because they’re there to see a product that they want to build on.”

Miami and Notre Dame have come to check out Holley twice, while other top programs have taken a look as well.

“Notre Dame and Miami have come twice. Some other schools I’m not sure about because they talk to my coach, but I know Clemson, Rutgers, Penn State, North Carolina State, Alabama, and some others have come.”

Holley expanded on what Miami coaches have been conveying to his coaches.

“Coach Franklin came up and another coach, but I don’t remember who it was. They can only talk to my coaches, but they’ve been telling them about the campus and how they think I’ll fit in with the big city environment like in New York. They have great academics and great football.”

Although he’s used to the everyday hustle of a big city, it’s not necessarily something that Holley is set on when he chooses a school.

“I’ll go anywhere as long as I feel comfortable. I know I will have to live there for the next 3 to 4 years so I’m open to anything, I just have to be comfortable there.”

Holley is still planning a trip to Florida to check out the big three of Miami, Florida, and Florida State.

“I think I’m going to be doing it towards the end of June.”

Miami Head Coach Al Golden reached out to Holley this month and the rising prospect shared what Golden was telling him.

“I spoke to him earlier in the month and he told me how fired up he is about me and how excited he was that they were recruiting me. He said I could help them out and do big things for them.”

LB

Coley was a phantom offensive coordinator at FSU. Believe that.

Old Skool

EJ Manual knows how to endear himself to his new team and fans. Meanwhile, his agent read the quote, did a face palm and made a quick call to explain to EJ PR 101.

nemo2002

More 4

TriangleCane

I thought most passing systems were progression. Depending on whatever factors you have your primary secondary.....etc and a check down. What EJ said is not encouraging, but we will see. Then again what was EJs film study looking like? The Florida game was terrible. Clemson was a lot better. Clemons defense also didn't pressure EJ like Florida. Sooooo...... Now Ive gone and went on a tangent.

roachcane77

Thanks for the info SOUPster!

Old Skool

Indeed

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