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Miami (FL) Hurricanes (official thread)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by OSUBasketballJunkie, Aug 13, 2005.

  1. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    Surprisingly this hire has been generally welcomed by the Cane faithful.


    (And by surprisingly, I mean in light of how touchy they can be down in the Gables.)
  2. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    ouch......interesting tidbit...

  3. buckeyeinfla

    buckeyeinfla Bittersweet Symphony

    yeah seems miami is in a bit of a haze down here..the
    power has def. shifted to Gainesville...most miami fans i know
    think coker is a joke and would love to get butch davis back
  4. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    Just saw on another board (let's make it a rumor at this point) that Pat Devlin - #4 QB recruit per Scout - has decommitted from Miami.
  5. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    The likeliest beneficiaries of a Devlin de-commit? Penn State or the University of Virginia.

    This was posted even before rumors of decommital surfaced.

    LINK (1/19/05)

    The last line of that piece really underscores the depth of the problem for Miami should Devlin actually move to other pastures.

    Kyle Wright would be their only remaining viable option. Should he go down, their depth at that position would be veneer thin.
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2006
  6. Taosman

    Taosman Flatten the Curve

    Blood in the water! The sharks are circling!
  7. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    All not well at Da U?

    Devlin decommits - verbals to Penn State.
    Miami goes after a Plan "B/C" option, dual-threat QB previously committed to Arkansas State.

    Needless to say there is "Trouble in Paradise" - should we start a poll on whether Coker makes it to the beginning of next season?
  8. Delaware Buck

    Delaware Buck Junior

    From a local PA paper

  9. slickman

    slickman keeping tan

    Hurricanes lose top QB recruit

    By Jorge Milian

    Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

    Tuesday, January 24, 2006

    CORAL GABLES — Fallout from the firing of four University of Miami assistant coaches earlier this month has resulted in the Hurricanes losing their top recruit.

    Pat Devlin, a quarterback from Exton, Pa., ranked by as the nation's fifth-best player at his position, has walked away from his oral commitment to UM and will sign with Penn State on Feb. 1.

    Devlin called UM coach Larry Coker on Monday night to inform him of the decision.

    The reason?

    The firing on Jan. 2 of UM offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Dan Werner, who was in charge of recruiting Devlin for the Hurricanes. UM coach Larry Coker has yet to replace Werner, who is now offensive coordinator at Mississippi.

    "He hates to be one of those kind of guys that makes a commitment and reneges on it," said Mike Matta, Devlin's coach at Downington East (Pa.) High School. "But he can't get away from the fact that when you're a quarterback, you have to build a relationship with the offensive coordinator, and that's where he had the problem."

    This marks the second straight year that UM has lost a top quarterback late in the recruiting process. Derek Shaw, a quarterback from Oceanside, Calif., bailed out of his oral commitment last year less than three weeks before signing day. UM was unable to sign another quarterback.

    Devlin orally committed to the Hurricanes in July and reaffirmed his choice after Werner and three other UM assistants were fired. But despite home visits from Coker, associate athletic director Pete Garcia and assistant coaches Mario Cristobal and Todd Berry, Devlin's commitment began to waver in the past couple of weeks.

    Devlin, who could not be reached at his home on Tuesday, took an official visit to Penn State last weekend. His father and mother are alums of Penn State, according to Mazza.

    "This is a big loss for Miami," said Jeremy Crabtree, a recruiting analyst for "This is the second year they've lost a quarterback and that's something that could catch up to them. Right now, they're trying to hold things together."

    As a hedge to Devlin's possible defection, UM offered a scholarship last Saturday to Daniel Stegall, an unheralded quarterback from Greenwood, Ark. Stegall, who was orally committed to Arkansas State, changed his mind and accepted Miami's offer on Sunday.

    But Stegall isn't considered nearly as good a prospect as Devlin. Stegall received limited interest from Division I-A schools until Miami came into the picture. Berry, UM's new quarterbacks coach, recruited Stegall for the University of Louisiana-Monroe before changing jobs.

    The Hurricanes, who have 18 oral commitments, are not expected to sign another quarterback.
  10. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    Whoops. Larry Coker rode the coattails of Butchie into an MNC in '01 and the BCS championship game again in '02. His lack of coaching skill is beginning to catch up to him and his recruiting is beginning to feel the effects of that. I give him two more seasons at most at "da U".
  11. CleveBucks

    CleveBucks Serenity now Staff Member

    So they pulled their QB from the grip of Arkansas State and LA-Monroe? Impressive.
  12. OregonBuckeye

    OregonBuckeye Semper Fi Buckeyes

    Miami Football (official thread)

    This was just too funny not to post.

    Why do you continue to malign our 'Canes? Nine overall 2006 draftees and a record 12 consecutive years with a first-round pick indicates that UM is still elite. Granted, we need to show better on-field results than we have the past two years, but don't be surprised by an imminent return to form in 2006!
    -- Rich Lillis, Miami
    You're absolutely right, Rich. Nothing says "elite" like losing a bowl game 40-3 and falling at home to a 7-5 Georgia Tech team. It's almost like watching Michael Irvin, Bernie Kosar and Alonzo Highsmith reincarnated.

  13. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    4 'Canes suspended for opener against FSU

    Per ESPN News.

    RB Tyrone Moss, WR Ryan Moore, LB James Bryant and WR Rashaun Jones have been suspended by Larry Coker. They will not play in the Florida State game, (Monday night Sept. 4th), and Moore will be also suspended for the second game.

    Coker said all suspensions were from the same incident, and were for a violation of team rules.
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2006
  14. BuckeyeTillIDie

    BuckeyeTillIDie The North Remembers

    such "U" pride :lol:
  15. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

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