“Watch out for the Hurricanes, Full blown wins are coming for everyone!!” MIAMI HURRICANES The Miami Hurricanes, of Coral Gables, Florida, (known informally as The U, UM or UMiami) are the varsity sports teams of the University of Miami. They compete in the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Team colors are green, orange, and white. The school mascot is Sebastian the Ibis. The ibis was selected as the school's mascot because, according to university legend, it is the last animal to flee an approaching hurricane and the first to reappear after the storm, making it a symbol of leadership and courage. The school's athletics logo is a simple green and orange, color of an orange tree, letter "U." The school's marching band is the Band of the Hour. Historically, the Hurricanes are one of the most predominant college football programs in the nation. They have won five Division I national football championships (1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, and 2001), and are currently ranked fourth on the list of all-time Associated Press National Poll Championships, behind Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Alabama. As of 2011, UM has produced two Heisman Trophy winners, Vinny Testaverde (in 1986) and Gino Torretta (in 1992). Five former UM football players — Ted Hendricks, Michael Irvin, Jim Kelly, Cortez Kennedy and Jim Otto — have been voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame following their NFL careers. Two other former UM players, Ottis Anderson and Ray Lewis, have been named Super Bowl MVPs (for Super Bowl XXV and Super Bowl XXXV, respectively). Since the 2008 demolition of the Miami Orange Bowl, the team has played its home games at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens. As of the 2011 National Football League season, UM had the most players active in the NFL of any university in the nation, with 42. (all sources are from the web). OVR: 95 OFF: 91 DEF: 93 SPT: C+ What to look for on Offense: The offense will be lead by the senior QB Stephen Morris (89 ovr) and senior WR Allen Hurns (89 ovr). by David Furones QB Stephen Morris was named the starting quarterback yesterday, and today he spoke about winning the job The offense is loaded with senior and junior talent at every position except at WR, which are young and fast. What to look for on the Defense: The defense will be improved this year, lead by senior FS AJ Highsmith (91 ovr) and MLB Denzel Perryman JR (90 ovr). Senior CB L.Gunter will lead the cornerback crew to help shut down teams. A strong DL and a very good LB’s will also help. Newcomer of the year: Sophomore RB’s D.Crawford and R. Johnson. Best NFL prospect:Senior FS AJ Highsmith. The season will be a success if ….The Hurricanes win at least 8 games and go to a bowl game. With new Coach Waggoner reshaping the team to make a run at the ACC Championship and building a contender for the future, it should be an exciting year for Hurricane fans. Schedule outlook:A tough looking schedule, starting out with rival Florida Gators, then Michigan, and Florida State. I’m looking forward to playing hard and entertaining games.