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  1. jca312

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    Miami Hurricanes Recruiting
    Class of 2013

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    Name
    Position
    Height
    Weight
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    Nigel Carroll
    DT​
    6'2"​
    276​
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    Kenneth Andrews
    C​
    6'1"​
    271​
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    Kirk Griffin
    WR​
    6'0"​
    175​
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    Anthony McDonald
    FB​
    6'1"​
    222​
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    Devon Johnson
    TE​
    6'5"​
    243​
    :4stars:
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    Vincent Clayton
    CB​
    5'11"​
    202​
    :4stars:
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    Billy Johnson
    HB​
    6'2"​
    182​
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    Art Felder
    WR​
    6'5"​
    182​
    :4stars:
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    Jason Carlson
    QB​
    6'5"​
    220​
    :4stars:
    10​
    Austin Copeland
    WR​
    6'7"​
    191​
    :4stars:
    11​
    Lance Reyes
    DT​
    6'0"​
    288​
    :4stars:
    12​
    Thomas Fitzpatrick
    ATH​
    5'9"​
    178​
    :4stars:
    13​
    Ron Robinson
    HB​
    6'2"​
    213​
    :4stars:
    14​
    Jonas Porter
    C​
    6'3"​
    284​
    :4stars:
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    Vince Harris
    FS​
    6'3"​
    194​
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    Kevin Moody
    OLB​
    5'11"​
    220​
    :4stars:
    17​
    Brandon Williams
    ATH​
    6'1"​
    211​
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    Maurice Brown
    DE​
    6'4"​
    233​
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    19​
    Andrew Everett
    DE​
    6'3"​
    197​
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    20​
    John Bennett
    WR​
    5'11"​
    169​
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    Nice job man, good class you got coming in.
     
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    2013 Miami Preseason Outlook

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    After bringing home their 1st National Championship in over a decade, the Miami Hurricanes are returning to the field without several members of that team. On offense, All-ACC 2nd Team quarterback Cannon Smith has graduated, as well as his favorite receiver and fellow All-ACC 2nd teamer, Tommy Streeter. Also moving on from the Canes receiving corps; Kendal Thompkins and Davon Johnson. Miami lost three starting, 2nd Team All-America Brandon Washington will be the toughest to replace at left tackle, but left guard and 2nd Team All-ACC selection Billy Marks will be missed too, also graduating was right tackle Ben Jones.

    On defense, Miami lost 2 All-ACC selections and the Defensive MVP of the BCS Championship Game. The secondary will have to find new leaders after the departure of BCS Defensive MVP safety Ray Ray Armstrong and 1st Team All-ACC selection cornerback Brandon McGee. Star returning corner Prince Kent will also be missing from the secondary because he was moved to receiver in the offseason due to lack of talent at that position. Also missing from last year's defense, right end Andrew Smith who lived in opponents backfields all year long.


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    Prince Kent intercepts a pass at LSU last year, he is now the Canes #1 Receiver

    AJ Highsmith has received the keys to run the offense and Coach Alexander will install some option to take advantage of Highsmith's speed. Highsmith doesn't have the arm or the accuracy of last year's starter, Cannon Smith, but he adds a different element that Smith didn't have. Another thing Highsmith doesn't really have is a go to receiver. Prince Kent has above average talent with good speed and average hands. Billy Sanders looks to be the go to guy with his 6'4" 245 pound frame and decent speed at the tight end position. 2nd string tight end, Joe Bentley, is also a nice option in the passing game, until one or more of the freshman step up. Last year's star tailback, DeShawn McKenzie, who filled in for injured tailback Lamar Miller, will start in the slot this year.

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    2nd Team All-ACC tight end Billy Sanders and tight end Joe Bentley will be a big part of Miami's offense

    Without question, the offense and the Hurricanes chances begin and end with redshirt senior tailback Lamar Miller. Miller missed most of the 2012 campaign due to injury, but worked hard in the weightroom and returns to the field with a vengeance. Miller has 1,939 career rushing yards heading into the season, but 1,489 of those came his sophomore year, his only full season as the featured back. Miller's breakaway speed, strength, and ability to break tackles have him on everyone's Heisman watchlist. Coach Alexander is excited about the potential Miller has.
    "The sky is the limit for him." Coach Alexander said at ACC Preseason Media Day "He's been a little bit unlucky with injuries, but he is without a doubt one of the best running backs I've ever seen. If he can stay healthy, he will go down in history as one of, if not the best back in this storied program's history."


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    Lamar Miller will be Miami's workhorse in 2013

    The strength of the 2013 Miami Hurricanes lies with their defense and it starts upfront on the line where they will start three redshirt seniors and a true freshman. Curtis Porter and Luther Robinson will anchor the line in the middle looking to stuff the run and push offensive lineman into the lap of opposing quarterbacks. Porter was a 1st Team All-ACC selection last year and made one of the biggest plays in the Canes' Championship run last year, when he stopped Florida State running back Chris Thompson on the 1 yardline in the ACC Championship Game on a 2nd half 4th down play.

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    Curtis Porter's goal line hit on FSU's Chris Thompson

    Olivier Vernon will use his impressive speed and strength to come off the edge and rush the passer, while true freshman Andrew Everett will come off the edge on the quarterback's blindside. Grant Weaver is the lone returning starter at linebacker and the redshirt junior is the team's defensive captain. Weaver recorded 71 tackles in 2012, including 13 for a loss and a sack. Weaver leads the defensive returners in tackles with 97 for his career. In the secondary, the two Isaacs return to lead the Canes. Isaac Darby is the only cornerback with significant on-field experience. Darby was the Canes' nickelback last year, making 41 tackles, 1 for loss, and deflecting 5 passes. This year he will be asked to shutdown the opposing team's #1 receiver. At strong safety, Miami brings back Isaac Andrews, a 1st Team All-ACC selection in 2012. Andrews is a smart player who lays the wood. In 2012, Andrews had 68 tackles, 3 for loss, 3 passes deflected, as well as forcing 3 fumbles and recovering 2.

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    Luther Robinson and Curtis Porter will be big headaches for opposing Offensive Coordinators

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    Isaac Darby will look to disrupt Miami opponent's passing games

    Miami enters the season ranked 3rd in the nation. The Canes are coming off of a National Championship, but they lost half of their starters, 6 on offense and 5 on defense. They have a tough test Week 1 vs LSU who are very well coached and will test the young inexperienced Hurricanes and expose weaknesses. In Week 2, Miami will travel to Lincoln and play the #15 Nebraska Cornhuskers in "The Sea of Red". In Week 5, Miami visits the Wolfpack of NC State and TRude, who tested the Canes late in the season last year when Miami eked out a 24-21 win. Two weeks later, Miami will travel to Tallahassee and face their arch-rival Florida State Seminoles, Preseason #4, who the Canes had to beat twice to get to the BCS Championship Game. The week after that, G-Unit and his #10 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets come to town, for what could be the ACC Coastal Division Championship Game. Week 10 sees Miami go to Blacksburg, Virginia to face one of Miami's other rivals, the Virginia Tech Hokies. Miami will then close out their ACC regular season schedule in Week 12 when former FSU and Clemson coach DrunkenSoldier brings his Wake Forest Demon Deacons to Miami.

    Key Games

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    Matchup
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    Projected Record
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    #3 Miami 15-41 #13 LSU

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    Miami 35-16 Nebraska

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    David Golden forces a fumble with a big hit

    Miami came to Nebraska and showed they are still an elite team. The Canes fell behind early and the offense was sputtering. Nebraska had a 7-0 lead and the ball halfway through the 1st quarter, when safety David Golden laid the wood and cornerback Isaac Darby scooped the ball up and took it 38 yards for a touchdown, and Miami would never trail again. Nebraska scored on their 1st possession of the game, when Player of the Game John Powers capped off an impressive drive with a touchdown run from inside the 1 yard line. Miami appeared to be in trouble when they were forced to punt on their ensuing possession. The defense however came to life and forced the turnover. Miami would then score the next 21 points and 28 out of the next 31 points to put the game away. The game continued to be a defensive struggle and was knotted at 7-7 until Lamar Miller scored with 0:53 remaining in the half on a 2-yard run. Miller would finish the game with 96 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries.

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    Lamar Miller scores a touchdown and celebrates vs Nebraska

    The 2nd half started with Miami receiving the kickoff and drove down the field to score in 2:29. Miller did a lot of the work, but it was Garrett Kirby who capped off the drive with a 9-yard touchdown while he was spelling a gassed Miller. Kirby did well in reserve and mop up duty, gaining 132 yards of total offense and scoring a touchdown. Miami's Player of the Game, however, was tight end Billy Sanders. Sanders scored 2 touchdowns on the day, a 26-yard reception in the 3rd quarterto put the Hurricanes up by 21, and an 8-yard reception in the 4th quarter to give Miami it's biggest lead of the day at 35-10.

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    Tight end Billy Sanders scores on an 26-yard reception

    Miami's defense had a nice rebound game against the Cornhuskers. After Nebraska's 1st possession, which must've had Hurricane fans as well as the coaching staff concerned, the defense played really well. Left end Olivier Vernon recorded a sack, 3 tackles for loss, and 7 solo tackles. Safety David Golden and linebacker Sean Robinson also had 7 tackles each on the day. Miami improves to 1-1 and will open up ACC play next week when they host the Virginia Cavaliers. Miami is heavily favored in that one.

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    Olivier Vernon sacks Nebraska quarterback Mike Campbell, then celebrates

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    Player of the Game
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    5 receptions 77 yards 2 touchdowns
     
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    Miami 45-22 Virginia

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    Miller Runs Wild on the Cavaliers

    Miami returns home for the 1st time since their season opening debacle against LSU. The fans would leave much happier today however. Lamar Miller turned in a performance for the ages, rushing for over 300 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Hurricanes raced out to a 31-7 halftime lead and cruised home with a 45-22 win. Miami's defense came to play today, forcing an early 3 & out and a little over 2:00 into the game, the Canes were up 7-0 after Miller scored his 1st touchdown of the day from 7 yards. A minute and a half later, Miami was up by 14 after the defense forced another 3 & out, then Miller took a pitch 77 yards for another touchdown. On Virginia's ensuing possession, Isaac Andrews jarred the ball loose with a bone-rattling hit, cornerback Isaac Darby scooped the ball up and raced 26 yards for a touchdown and put Miami up by 21 points. Virginia would cut the lead to 14 when running back Dominique Wallace hauled in a 17-yard pass from quarterback Ross Metheny. Miami would however respond in the 2nd quarter scoring 10 points on a 38-yard field goal and an 8-yard Art Felder touchdown catch to make the halftime score 31-7.

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    Isaac Andrews forces a fumble and Isaac Darby picks it up and scores

    Virginia would strike 1st in the 2nd half when Player of the Game Metheny would throw his 2nd of 3 touchdown passes, this one would be caught by wide receiver Jamie Glover for a 19-yard. The Cavs would convert their 2-point try to make it a 15-point game, but the Canes would again have an answer. First, AJ Highsmith would hit Prince Kent on a 6-yard slant, then Miller would score his 3rd touchdown of the day and Hurricane starters would be done. Virginia would get a consolation touchdown with 0:48 left when Metheny hooked up with Bobby Smith for a 28-yard touchdown to make the final score 45-22.

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    Lamar Miller scores a 77-yard touchdown in the 1st quarter and DeShawn McKenzie made a nice catch in between 3 Cavalier defenders

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    Isaac Andrews intercepts a pass in the end zone and the Miami Defense was all over Ross Metheny all day

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    Player of the Game
    7 Lamar Miller

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    Miami 27-24 NC State

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    Lamar Miller's 100 yards help the Canes edge NC State in overtime

    Miami traveled to Raleigh with a 2-1 record coming off a bye week. Last year, their game with the North Carolina State Wolfpack came down to the wire and it would again this year. NC State would strike first on a 22-yard touchdown pass from Everett Proctor to running back James Washington for the only score of the 1st quarter about half way through the opening quarter. Washington would score all three of the Wolfpack's offensive touchdowns earning Player of the Game honors for NC State.

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    James Washington scores 1 of his 3 touchdowns

    NC State opened the 2nd quarter scoring as well when M Cooper extended their lead to 10-0 with a 22-yard field goal. A minute later, Miami was finally on the board when AJ Highsmith found tight end Billy Sanders for a 38-yard score. 1:21 later, Miami was up by 4 points after Lamar Miller scored on a 4-yard run making the score 14-10 with :40 left in the half, but just :31 later, Washington put the Wolfpack back up 17-14 heading into halftime.

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    Billy Sanders and Lamar Miller score touchdowns for the Hurricanes in the 2nd quarter​

    The 2nd half was a defensive struggle with the teams combining for just 17 points. Miami would score the only points of the 3rd quarter when back-up running back Garrett Kirby would score from 11 yards out to put Miami ahead 21-17. The score would remain 21-17 until the final minute of regulation. With just :41 to play, Washington scored his 3rd and what looked at the time to be game-winning touchdown on a 1-yard run. Miami looked headed for their 2nd defeat of the season, but Highsmith was able to hit his big freshman receiver, Art Felder a couple of times and got Miami into A Everett's range and as time expired, he connected from 38 yards away to send the game to overtime. In overtime, Miami, who won the toss elected to play defense first and when they sacked Proctor on 3rd down, it was just a little too far for Cooper and his kick came up short. Miami handed the ball to Miller a couple of times and then Everett won the game on a 35-yard field gaol. Miami improved to 3-1 and 2-0 in the ACC. Next week, the Canes will host the lowly Duke Blue Devils.


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    Luther Robinson makes a critical overtime sack causing the NC State field goal to come up short. Art Felder makes a nice catch.

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    Miami 56-7 Duke

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    Lamar Miller was named Player of the Game after rushing for 132 yards and 2 touchdowns

    Miami rolled up 459 yards and the defense held Duke to under 200 yards as the Canes rolled to a 56-7 victory. Miami jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the 1st quarter and never took their foot off the gas pedal. Miami went into halftime up 35-7 on 2 touchdowns each by running back Lamar Miller and tight end Billy Sanders. Miller added 1 more in the 3rd quarter, then back-up running backs Garrett Kirby and Billy Johnson added 1 each in the 4th quarter. Miami improves to 4-1 and will travel to Tallahasse next week to take on their rivals, Florida State.
     
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    Miami Sets up Showdown With Georgia Tech
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    Billy Sanders and Garrett Kirby celebrate Kirby's touchdown

    Lamar Miller once again leads the Canes to victory. Miller rushed for 150 yards and scored a couple of rushing touchdowns as Miami edged Florida State 42-30. Florida State struck first, but Miami had an answer a couple minutes later. The Noles and the Canes exchanged 2 more scores, then Miami would score the next 3 touchdowns in a row. Miller scored a pair of touchdowns from the 1 yard line and Garrett Kirby scored a 40-yard touchdown 1:33 into the 2nd half. The Seminoles would respond, but after Kirby scored his 2nd touchdown of the game, all the Noles could muster was a field goal and no one would score for the rest of the game. Miami improves to 5-1 and will host Georgia Tech next week in a Top 5 Showdown that will most likely be the ACC Coastal Division Championship Game.
     
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    Canes Fall to Jackets at Home
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    Peter Bradley threw 3 touchdown passes and gained 216 total yards leading Georgia Tech to victory​

    Peter Bradley and the option attack were just too much for the Miami Hurricanes to handle as they fell 28-20 at home. Bradley threw for 101 yards and 3 scores and rushed for another 115 yards. Miami never could quite stop the Yellow Jacket offense and dropped their 2nd game of the season.

    Georgia Tech scored 2 touchdowns in the 2nd quarter and Miami could only manage a 42-yard field goal to give the Yellow Jackets a 21-10 halftime lead. Miami was able to make it a 4-point game heading into the 4th quarter, but with 2:20 left in the game, Bradley threw his 3rd touchdown pass of the game and Miami could only tack on 3 more points to lose by 8. Georgia Tech is now in the driver's seat for the ACC Title and Miami will have to hope for an at-large BCS Bowl berth.
     
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    Canes Bounce Back Against Heels
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    AJ Highsmith led Miami past North Carolina

    AJ Highsmith threw for 3 touchdowns and ran for another as Miami rebounded from their crushing home defeat to Georgia Tech last week. Miami jumped out to a 17-0 lead before the Tar Heels finally got on the board in the 2nd quarter. Highsmith rushed for a 1-yard touchdown with just :32 left in the half on an option play. North Carolina cut the Hurricane lead to 24-13 after Highsmith threw an interception in the first minute of the 2nd half and it was returned for a touchdown. Highsmith threw another touchdown and Miami was back on top by 18. North Carolina scored again in the 3rd quarter, but Lamar Miller punched one in from the 1 yard line to ice the game. Miami is now 6-2 and will travel to Blacksburg next week to face rival Virginia Tech.
     
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    Canes Lay the Wood on the Hokies
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    Olivier Vernon forces a fumble vs Virginia Tech

    The Miami Hurricane defense forced 2 fumbles and held Virginia Tech to 8 1st Downs en route to a 52-14 win. Lamar Miller and Garrett Kirby combined to rush for 306 yards and Miller scored 3 touchdowns. Freshman back-up running back Billy Johnson scored a touchdown of his own. Miami hit the Hokies hard and took advantage of the turnovers. Miami is now 7-2 and will host Southern Miss in a non-conference game next week.
     
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    Miami Walks Over Southern Miss
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    Tight End Billy Sanders catches a touchdown pass vs Southern Miss

    Miami came out and crushed Southern Miss in their 1st home game since their devastating loss to Georgia Tech 2 weeks ago. Lamar Miller continued his impressive season being named Player of the Game after rushing for 99 yards on 11 carries and 3 touchdowns. Miami built up a 35-3 halftime lead and the starters were benched. Miami received the 2nd half kickoff and Garrett Kirby took it 90 yards for a touchdown to dash any hope Southern Miss had of a comeback. Southern Miss did score on their ensuing possession on a 57-yard touchdown pass. Freshman Billy Johnson scored on a 2-yard run and cornerback Travis James returned an interception 63 yards to cap off the Canes scoring. Southern Miss added a consolation touchdown :18 into the 4th quarter, but that would be it. Next up for the Canes, Wake Forest and their coach DrunkenSoldier who has given Miami trouble in the past when he was coaching Clemson and Florida State.
     
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    Deacons Left in the Dust by the Canes
     
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