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  1. mcyork

    mcyork Walk On

    May 17, 2009
    Swag We Got Your Swag!!!!​
    Coral Gabals FL. AP In a surprising turn of events last night the President of the University of Miami Donna Shalala called a secret meeting with the Deans of the school to let them know that there would be changes in the athletic department and that only after one year as Coach of the Hurricanes football team Coach Al Golden would be stepping down and more shocking news that they would be hiring a virtual unknown in Louisville KY businessman Matthew York. Newly appointed AD "Uncle Luke" Luther Campbell flew to Louisville early yesterday morning and sat down with Coach York and his family to offer him the job. Coach York a long time fan of the Hurricanes jumped at the oppertunity to coach his favorite team. "This is a dream come true." said Coach as we reached him over the phone. "I will be moving to Miami in the coming weeks. We have a lot of work to do and I am talking about recruiting getting camps set up networking. I gotta take my talents to South Beach, man I hear they have a lot of strip clubs down there this is gonna be great." an overly excited man Coach York has the pedigree to be an all time great as he has played through many a dynasty online even winning a couple of user games. "This will be my 1st venture as coach on the field in real life but I beat Kasper, BDSdigital,even took down Maxattax once a couple of years ago so I know I got the chops for the likes of Beamer, Fedora and Jimbo Fisher. By the way who names their kid "Jimbo" WTF were his parents thinking." and so the gauntlet has already been thrown down by this unkown talent from Maine only time will tell but if I know one thing this man has plenty of swag for a 37 year old in fact he had this to say before we hung up. "This team has some holes and we are really young but I make no excuses :COUGH: Randy Shannon :COUGH: we will compete and we will make this city and University proud. I AM ALL ABOUT THE U!!!" ​

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  3. mcyork

    mcyork Walk On

    May 17, 2009
    2012 Preseason Miami 2 Deep Roster
    QB 1:17 Stephen Morris JR Ovr 85
    2:11 Ryan Williams RS SO Ovr 83
    RB 1:5 Mike James SR Ovr 86
    2:8 Duke Johnson FR Ovr 73
    FB 1:33 Maurice Hagans JR
    WR 1:1 Allen Hurns JR Ovr 86
    2:4 Philip Dorsett SO Ovr 81
    WR 1:80 Rashawn Scott SO Ovr 83
    2:83 Kendell Thompkins SR Ovr 79
    TE 1:82 Asante Cleveland JR Ovr 76
    2:46 Clive Walford SO Ovr 72
    RT 1:77 Sentreal Henderson JR Ovr 83
    2:55 Ben Jones SR Ovr 79
    RG 1:65 Brandon Linder JR Ovr 82
    2:74 Ereck Flowers FR Ovr 75
    C 1:62 Shane Mcdermott SO Ovr 83
    2:75 Jared Wheeler JR Ovr 74
    LG 1:78 Jermaine Johnson JR Ovr 82
    2:70 Jon Feliciano
    LT 1:79 Malcom Bunche SO Ovr 85
    2:76 Taylor Gadbois SO Ovr 73
    Special Teams
    P 1:13 Dolton Botts SR Ovr 78
    K 1:40 Jake Wieclaw SR Ovr 86
    KR 1:2 Deon Bush FR
    PR 1:8 Duke Johnson FR Ovr 73
    DE 1:71 Anthony Chickillo SO Ovr 85
    2:51 Shayon Green JR Ovr 83
    DT 1:98 Darius Smith SR Ovr 81
    2:93 Luther Robinson JR Ovr 77
    DT 1:96 Curtis Porter JR Ovr 80
    2:91 Olsen Pierre SO Ovr 74
    DE 1:94 Kelvin Cain JR Ovr 81
    2:90 Ricardo Williams FR Ovr 73
    ROLB 1:59 James Gaines JR Ovr 82
    2:56 Rafael Kirby FR Ovr 74
    MLB 1:52 Denzell Perryman SO Ovr 87
    2:44 Eddie Johnson FR Ovr 74
    LOLB 1:45 Ramon Buchanon SR
    2:36 Gionni Paul SO Ovr 80
    CB 1:21 Brandon Mcgee SR Ovr 84
    2:22 Kacy Rogers JR Ovr 77
    FS 1:7 Vaughn Telemaque SR Ovr 86
    2:30 AJ Highsmith JR Ovr 85
    SS 1:26 Ray Ray Armstrong SR Ovr 93
    2:2 Deon Bush FR
    CB 1:20 Thomas Finne SO Ovr 79
    2:3 Tracy Howard FR Ovr 71
  4. mcyork

    mcyork Walk On

    May 17, 2009
    A Look At The 2012 Schedule!
    @Boston College
    @Kansas State
    Bethune Cookman
    @ Georgia Tech
    North Carolina State
    Notre Dame @ Soldier Field
    North Carolina
    Florida State
    Virginia Tech
    South Florida

    Miami’s 2012 non-conference slate promises to be as challenging as ever — as if the Hurricanes needed anything else to prevent them from finding success this coming season. With the NCAA’s decisions on their off-the-field transgressions still looming, and more accusations possibly on the way, things are fluid down in Coral Gables. What we do know, however, is the uphill battle they’ll face on the field. Like last year, they’ll meet up with a highly-regarded Kansas State program (this time in Kansas), and will also see the hard-to-read USF Bulls at Sun Life Stadium (along with FCS foe Bethune-Cookman). Possibly the biggest test of all will be a visit to Chicago to take on old rivals, Notre Dame. The Irish figure to enter the season ranked, and the October 6 matchup at historic Solider Field should be one of the season’s most anticipated non-league games.
    As for the ACC schedule, the Hurricanes play what may be the conference’s most difficult slate from start to finish. Each home game is more challenging than the next, as UNC, NC State, Virginia Tech and Florida State all pay a visit to Miami. Those teams went 7-6, 8-5, 11-3 and 9-4 last season, respectively, and the ladder three are all receiving top-25 consideration so far. On the road, the ‘Canes get apparent breaks in Boston College and Duke. But they must also head to Georgia Tech and Virginia. In all, they get two of the league’s three worst, but also six of the league’s seven best. The lone saving grace: missing out on the offensive buzzsaw that will be Clemson next season. Head coach Matt York has plenty of other problems with his program already,add this challenging schedule unlikely to do him any favors in diverting attention from that.
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  5. mcyork

    mcyork Walk On

    May 17, 2009
    2012 Season Preview
    Head coach: Matt York
    First Year
    Returning Lettermen
    Off. 17, Def. 22, ST 2
    Lettermen Lost: 16
    Ten Best Miami Players 1. SS Ray-Ray Armstrong, Sr.
    2. DE Anthony Chickillo, Soph.
    3. OG Brandon Linder, Jr.
    4. LB Denzel Perryman, Soph.
    5. RT Seantrel Henderson, Jr.
    6. FS Vaughn Telemaque, Sr.
    7. RB Mike James, Sr.
    8. LB Ramon Buchanan, Sr.
    9. DT Darius Smith, S.
    10. WR Allen Hurns, Jr.

    Few programs in America are looking forward to the start of a new season more than the Hurricanes, which had to deal with all kinds of off-field problems a year ago.
    The NCAA scandal that cast a long shadow over Al Golden’s first season as the head coach of Miami has gradually been displaced by a sense that the purging is gradually entering its final stages. With the sudden dismissal of Golden and the hiring of virtual unknown Matthew York the wheels look to be coming off this once proud program. Coach York looks to settle things down a bit and stabalize the program.
    Considering all of the mayhem that York stepped into, no one would blame the coach for bolting at the end of 2012 for a more stable environment. Instead, he doubled-down his commitment to the ‘Canes, which desperately need his discipline and vision in order to reverse field in the coming years by signing a huge 10 year contract.
    In the meantime, Miami is working hard this offseason to improve its overall depth, which has been chiseled by injuries and a slew of early departures to the NFL. Competition at just about every position on the depth chart is going to be fierce right throughout the summer, which is exactly the way York and his staff want to see the process unfold over the next couple of months.
    No battle for playing time will get more attention this summer than the one between quarterbacks Stephen Morris and Ryan Williams. Williams is in his first year since transferring from Memphis, while Morris sat out the spring following back surgery. Behind center is a microcosm for much of the Hurricanes roster; there is a mess of quality athletes, but not enough sure-things on either side of the ball to be thinking seriously about a Coastal Division crown in 2012.
    The shoe has yet to finish dropping, as Miami awaits the final verdict from the NCAA infractions committee. In the meantime, York is gradually changing the culture in South Florida, one player at a time. The coach has the blueprint and the determination to turn things around for the Hurricanes. Patience, though, is going to be a must for a fan base that is still at least a year away from backing a champion, a goal shared by everyone associated with this once-powerhouse program.
    What to watch for on offense: The identity of the starting quarterback. The staff is truly looking at a toss-up involving the transfer, sophomore Ryan Williams, and the holdover, junior Stephen Morris. Williams played well up until the spring game, and received most of the first-team reps, because Morris was limited following surgery. Now that both are expected at full strength in August, Miami is bracing for a protracted competition behind center for the second consecutive summer. Morris took a backseat to Jacory Harris in 2011, and will be looking even his record in these battles once he returns to action.
    What to watch for on defense: That chick is hot. Now that LB Sean Spence, last season’s only defensive all-star, is a Pittsburgh Steeler, Miami is in the market for the next generation of playmakers. Sophomore LB Denzel Perryman is one of them. So, too, is DE Anthony Chickillo. Just a little over a year removed from high school, he’s already operating like one of the Hurricanes’ two or three best defensive players. He darted out of the gate as a rookie, starting nine games and making a team-high five sacks. With a full season of training and preparation, he’s capable of blossoming into one of the ACC’s top pass rushers.
    The team will be far better if… it gets better results in the turnover battle. In 2010, Miami was unable to protect the ball, throwing more interceptions than any program in the FBS. A year ago, the ‘Canes were a respectable 32nd nationally in turnovers, but created a measly 15 takeaways to finish 105th in the country. The program has to figure out this critical aspect of the game soon, or else it’s doomed to a level of mediocrity that it no longer cares to tolerate.
    The Schedule: The Hurricanes have a ton of work to do, and they don't have an easy schedule to ease into the season. It would've been nice to have played Bethune Cookman first, but instead Miami has to start out on the road against an improved Boston College followed up a trip to Kansas State. Throw in the road trip to Georgia Tech, and the Canes are away from home for three of the first four weeks and four of the first six thanks to a trip to Chicago to face Notre Dame. The midsection is a bear, but North Carolina, Florida State, and Virginia Tech all have to come to Miami with a week off before facing the Hokies. Because things aren't difficult enough, South Florida will be an emotional game late.
    Best offensive player: Junior G Brandon Linder. Linder is not just the most consistent player on offense for Miami, he’s also the most valuable. On an inconsistent unit, the 6-6, 310-pounder is the anchor, creating daylight for the backs, and keeping the pocket clean for the quarterbacks. In 2011, he graded out at 90% to tie for the team-high, which included All-ACC C Tyler Horn. While he doesn’t generate a lot of pub, especially on a front wall that includes former can’t-miss OT Seantrel Henderson, the staff is grateful that they have Linder for two more years.
    Best defensive player: Senior SS Ray-Ray Armstrong. Okay, so Armstrong has a lot to prove after being suspended for part of 2011, and struggling to get comfortable once he got back to the team. Last year’s Armstrong is going to look a lot different than this year’s Armstrong. The senior has ample motivation, mainly next April’s NFL Draft, to get back to being one of the country’s most assertive safeties, a 6-4, 215-pound heavyweight who roams the defense looking for a running back or wide receiver to drill into the turf.
    Key player to a successful season: Senior RB Mike James. Whether it winds up being Williams or Morris taking snaps, neither figure to remind the locals of Jim Kelly or Gino Torretta. No, if the Miami offense is going to percolate, especially with York calling the shots, it’ll be because of the ground game. No one is going to do for the attack what RB Lamar Miller did in 2011, but someone, like James, will have to eat up carries, and keeping the chains moving. If the running game sputters, the likelihood that Williams or Morris manages the game efficiently goes down markedly.
    The season will be a success if ... Miami makes a return to the bowl season. Naturally, the NCAA could squash that pursuit a year after the Hurricanes slapped themselves with a self-imposed postseason ban in 2011. However, if the program has the green light, playing an additional game in December or January would be a tangible goal that the second-year staff is seeking. The schedule is no doubt thorny, but there should be at least six wins on it needed to earn a 13th game and 15 additional practices.
    Key game: Oct. 6 vs. Notre Dame. This primetime affair in Chicago will have absolutely no impact on the ACC title chase, but then again, the Hurricanes probably aren’t going to be in the hunt on the final weekend of the regular season anyway. A nationally-televised game, and the first regular season meeting since 199o,will be the kind of stage that affords York and his kids an opportunity to showcase the program on a national stage.
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  6. chance17

    chance17 Walk On

    May 8, 2012
    October 6th ... Catholics vs. Convicts!!! ;) That ought to be a great one.

    Here's to a good season. With the talent you're working with, I don't think reaching a bowl is going to be too hard.
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