2010-The Miami Hurricane

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  1. jca312

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    2010-The Miami Hurricane

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    2010 Recruiting
    Ovr. Rank
    Pos.
    Pos. Rank
    Name
    Caliber
    Height
    Weight
    Home State
    1
    72
    FS
    3
    Paul Thomas
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    6’1â€
    207
    GA
    2
    78
    DT
    12
    Adam Berry
    :4stars:
    6’6â€
    267
    IN
    3
    84
    OLB
    5
    Travis Lake
    :4stars:
    6’2â€
    225
    LA
    4
    85
    QB
    3
    Blake Booker
    :4stars:
    6’1â€
    226
    IN
    5
    95
    FS
    4
    Charles Swan
    :4stars:
    6’1â€
    184
    FL
    6
    105
    TE
    2
    Jeff Hayes
    :4stars:
    6’4â€
    252
    LA
    7
    119
    WR
    9
    John Gallagher
    :4stars:
    6’0â€
    208
    FL
    8
    143
    DE
    15
    Seth Young
    :4stars:
    6’4â€
    237
    OH
    9
    152
    ATH
    8
    Kelvin Dukes
    :4stars:
    6’6â€
    305
    FL
    10
    165
    DT
    18
    Maurice Gordon
    :4stars:
    6’4â€
    310
    FL
    11
    179
    T
    19
    Ronnie Scott
    :4stars:
    6’5â€
    276
    FL
    12
    258
    G
    17
    Akim Lindsey
    :3stars:
    6’4â€
    293
    FL
    13
    1204
    DE
    104
    Brandon Hunter
    :3stars:
    6’1â€
    229
    FL
    14
    1407
    FB
    24
    Ryan Wilson
    :3stars:
    5’11â€
    232
    FL
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  2. jca312

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    2010 Season Preview-Offense

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    Graig Cooper will be a major cog in the Hurricane Offense in 2010


    The 2010 Miami Hurricanes enter the season ranked #14. Miami will play a very tough schedule, but they are expected to compete for an ACC and possibly National Title by those in South Florida. Coach JCA will attempt to finish the job started by Randy Shannon. Shannon brought a lot of talent back to Coral Gables following a couple of lean years. Shannon locked down the city of Miami, turning Miami Northwest into a pipeline for the Hurricanes. The star of those players is starting junior quarterback Jacory Harris. Harris tore a ligament in his thumb last year, which was a big reason why he threw so many interceptions last year. Harris had thumb surgery and sat out the Spring, which has really helped his mental development because he had to watch the offense being run from a different perspective. Harris would have to make reads and talk Offensive Coordinator Mark Whipple through each play and what route should be thrown. Harris is now working out with no restrictions and has been doing well in the voluntary summer workouts and 7-on-7 drills. Injured thumb and all last year, Harris threw for over 3,000 yards and 24 touchdowns, which is why he enters 2010 on everyone's Heisman shortlist.
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    Jacory Harris looks to lead Miami to their first National Championship in almost a decade
    Miami's offense has a lot of weapons and two of the more important pieces in their Pro Style Offense are senior running backs Graig Cooper and Damien Berry. Both are big backs that can break tackles, but also have the speed to take it to the house on any play. Cooper has the slight edge heading into camp as the starter, but he is coming off of a serious knee injury in the Champs Sports Bowl against Wisconsin. Cooper missed Spring Practice, but he is healthy now and ready to be the workhorse once again. When Cooper needs a breather, or if he goes down with injury again, Damien Berry is a very capable backup. Berry was the Canes' 2nd leading rusher in 2009, running for 616 yards and 8 touchdowns. Berry and 3rd-string running back Lamar Miller were the main running backs during the Spring, while Cooper was on the mend. All three are very capable backs and will make big plays for Miami this fall. Patrick Hill, a senior, is the only fullback on the roster and will open up holes for the talented Hurricane backs, as well as protect Harris in the passing game.
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    Graig Cooper, Damien Berry, and Lamar Miller will lead the Hurricane Rushing Attack in 2010
    Catching Harris' passes will be a quintuplet. The main targets will be star wide receivers Leonard Hankerson and LaRon Byrd. Hankerson came into his own in 2009, leading the Hurricanes in receiving with the first 1,000-yard receiving season of his career. Hankerson caught 62 passes for 1,004 yards and 9 touchdowns. Byrd caught 33 passes, the 2nd most of all Hurricanes, and ranked 3rd in receiving yards with 460 yards. The 2nd highest yard total in 2009 was slot receiver Travis Benjamin who will be a big part of Miami's offense in 2010 as well. The next target that will get Harris out of a lot of jams this year is senior tight end Richard Gordon who missed almost all of 2009 with an injury, earning a medical redshirt. Gordon's big 6'4" 270-pound frame provides a nice get out of jail free card for Harris. The final member of the quintuplet is Thearon Collier, who will provide another deep threat in 4-receiver sets.
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    Leonard Hankerson and LaRon Byrd will start at wide receiver for the Canes
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    Travis Benjamin will start in the slot and Richard Gordon is a nice receiving threat at tight end
    The Achilles Heel of Miami's offense will be their inexperienced Offensive Line. There is talent there, but it is lacking game experience. The recent late enrollment of Seantrel Henderson will help the depth as he can backup any position on the line. Orlando Franklin and Joel Figeroa are seniors, have started 27 and 13 games respectively, and will anchor the line for Miami this year. Tyler Horn, seven games experience, will start at center. Ben Jones, 5 games experience, will start at left tackle. Jermaine Johnson, a redshirt freshman, rounds out the line. Even with the inexperienced line, Miami's offense should be one of the most explosive offenses in the country in 2010. Opponents better bring their A-Game if they hope to slow this team down.

    Defensive preview and Depth Chart coming soon...
     
  3. Bamaboiking

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    Damn JCa you always make me want to step my game up.....i feel like my preview isnt up to par
     
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    2010 Season Preview-Defense

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    Marcus Fortson will lead the Hurricane Defense in 2010

    In 2009, Miami had the 5th ranked Defense in the ACC and the 29th ranked Defense in the nation. Miami lost 3 of their Top 6 Tacklers from 2009, but welcome back a couple of Defensive Linemen who miss most or all of 2009 with injury. Defensive End Adewele Ojomo returns after missing '09 with a broken jaw and Defensive Tackle Marcus Fortson returns after suffering a season-ending injury against Florida State in the 2009 opener. Redshirt senior, 6'0" 280 pound, Josh Holmes will start in between Fortson and Ojomo at the other Defensive Tackle spot, and 1st Team All-ACC selection, Allen Bailey will start at Left End for the 2010 Canes. Bailey led Miami in sacks last year and enters 2010 as a Preseason All-American.
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    Marcus Fortson looks to have a big season for Miami after missing 2009 with injury
    The Linebacking Corps is led by senior Colin McCarthy, who was the 2nd leading tackler in 2009, behind departed Darryl Sharpton. McCarthy will play alongside 2008 ACC Rookie of the Year, Sean Spence, and redshirt freshman Shayon Green. Green sat out 2009 with a knee injury and is itching to get on the field and make an impact in a Hurricane uniform. Spence missed the final 3 games of 2009 injured, which in part contributed to the dip in his production. In spite of missing time, Spence was still able to make 6.5 tackles for loss, which ranked 5th on the team, and he also recorded 3 sacks. McCarthy though, is the star of this group and looks to continue the success he experienced last year in his breakout season. McCarthy's 10.5 tackles for loss were 2nd among Hurricanes and his 8.6 tackles per game were 3rd among all ACC defenders. Junior Jordan Futch and senior Kylan Robinson will see action in 4 Linebacker formations as well as when one of the starters need a blow.
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    Colin McCarthy (Top) looks to continue his 2009 success, while Sean Spence (Bottom Left) looks to recapture his 2008 form and Shayon Green (Bottom Right) looks to breakout
    The Miami secondary will be led by junior cornerback Brandon Harris and sophomore free safety Ray Ray Armstrong. Harris led the ACC and was 2nd nationally in passes defended with 15 (1.31 per game) and intercepted 2 passes. He will be assigned the opponents top receiver every game and has the talent to do so. Armstrong played in 10 of Miami's 13 games in 2009, his freshman year and with that experience, plus spring practice looks poised for a breakout season in 2010. Redshirt sophomore Vaughn Telemaque beat out senior Jared Campbell for the starting strong safety job left by Randy Phillips and senior DeMarcus Van Dyke will start at the other cornerback spot. Redshirt freshman Jamal Reid will back up both safety positions and redshirt senior Ryan Hill will play nickelback and spell Harris and Van Dyke at cornerback.
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    Brandon Harris, Ray Ray Armstrong, and DeMarcus Van Dyke make up a strong secondary that will be tough to pass on
    With 7 returning starters from a solid defense, there is little concern from the coaches about this side of the ball. This fast, quick, tough unit should give opposing offensive coordinators fits trying to move the ball in 2010.
     
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    Canes Receive 1st Commit of 2011 Class

    It's been a big week for the Miami Hurricanes, while preparing for their big win against #2 Ohio State, Coach JCA received the first commit of the 2011 Recruiting Class. Outside Linebacker Travis Lake of Vivian, Louisiana. Lake is a 6'2 225 pound Backer with an excellent burst. He ranks 84 in the ESPN Top 150 and is the #5 Outside Linebacker in the country. Lake picked Miami over TCU is what was thought to be a dead heat heading into this week.
    "Travis has all the tools to be a great Linebacker and we look forward to seeing what he can do when he gets on the field. I'm excited that we were able to get our first commitment so early and I feel like we are in good shape with a lot of the kids we are talking to right now. I'm very confident in the direction our program is headed right now." Coach JCA said on the phone awaiting the team's flight home from the big win.

    Note: See the first post for a table of commitments as they are received.
     
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    #4 FS Charles Swan Commits!

    Miami continues to ride the wave of their big win in Columbus, moving into the Top 10, and receiving their 2nd commit of the 2011 Class. Charles Swan, a quick, physical Free Safety from Fort Myers, Florida informed Coach JCA that he would be a Hurricane. Swan, rated 95th overall and the #4 Free Safety, is Miami's 2nd ESPN Top 150 commit.

    Swan told reporters he was impressed with Miami's fast, physical defense that shut out South Florida and shutdown a potent Ohio State offense on the road.
    "I like to hit and I can see myself flying around making plays for "The U". Growing up, I was a big fan of Sean Taylor and Ed Reed and I think I could be the next great Hurricane Safety." Swan told ESPNU "No disrespect to Vaughn, Ray Ray, or Jamal, but I'm gonna come in here and compete."

    Miami appears to be loaded with young talent in the secondary, DeMarcus Van Dyke and Ryan Hill are seniors and Brandon Harris could leave if he has a great season. That would be the worst-case scenario for Coach JCA, but with sophomores starting at safety and two of the three reserve safeties being freshmen, Miami should be ok. Swan picked Miami over Florida and Florida State who had both jumped out to a quick start on in-state recruiting, but Miami has made up some ground on those two schools in the past couple weeks and the staff is confident that the commitments will start rolling in soon if they can keep playing as well as they are.
     
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    #9 Miami @ Colorado Preview

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    In-Season Recruiting Update

    Miami has secured 14 commitments, 11 :4stars:, including 8 in the ESPN 150. Free Safety Paul Thomas is the 'Canes highest rated recruit, coming in as the 72nd best prospect of this class. The Miami staff is very happy with the players they have brought in so far, feeling that the 2011 class will fill some holes. Over half the class is comprised of in-state recruits. Miami lost out to Florida State on several in and out of state prospects and although the Hurricanes won their annual rivalry game, Florida State did earn a spot in the upcomming ACC Championship Game against North Carolina. Miami will be gunning for an ACC and National Championship next season as they look to pay back North Carolina and Virginia, who put the only two blemishes on Miami's schedule this season.

    The Hurricanes are anxiously awaiting the arrival of 6'2" 226-pound quarterback Blake Booker. The Frankfort, Indiana product has everyone around the program very excited. Booker is a big athletic signal caller with an NFL arm. Booker will need to work on his accuracy, but he has all of the physical tools to be one of the best quarterbacks in this program's rich history. Jacory Harris should be back next season after this year's disappointing performance, so that will give Booker some time to acclimate himself to the program and South Beach. In 2012, you get the sense that Booker, and not AJ Hightower or :3stars: Stephen Morris, is the projected replacement for Harris.
    The incoming freshmen with the best chance to see the field next year are tight end Jeff Hayes and fullback Ryan Wilson. Hayes is the #2 tight end of the class and with the departure of Richard Gordon, Hayes will battle it out with Billy Sanders and Clive Walford for the two tight end spots in Miami's Pro Style Offense. Ryan Wilson is currently the only player the Hurricanes have that is exclusively a fullback on next year's roster. Patrick Hill, who started every game at fullback this year is graduating leaving a big hole.
    Overall, Miami's class is coming together nicely and they will look to finish it off with a few more offseason signings and roll into 2011 strong.

    1st post updated with all current commits.
     
  9. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey I'd take her out for some casadias

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    nice class so far JCA. Great work man. Excellent
     

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