‘Canes Freshman Report

ShareAnother wave of talent arrives in Coral Gables with high expectations and unending enthusiasm. Most of the incoming freshmen for the University of Miami have reported for the start of the Second Summer Session, with classes beginning on June 30th. Miami signed 29 players overall, adding several players in January who competed in spring practice. […]

Coach Profile: Wesley McGriff

ShareCoaching Background Coach Wesley McGriff begins his fourth season as the University of Miami’s defensive backs coach.  In total, McGriff has coached college football for the past 19 years.  McGriff began his coaching career as a graduate assistant coach at his alma mater, Savannah State, where he coached the Tigers’ running backs in 1990 before […]

A Leader Emerging: Kevin Nelson

ShareThe crowd was quiet. Down 3-0 to cross-town rival Buchholz. A chance to end a nine-year losing streak, and a 21-year city championship drought on the line.  The offense couldn’t move the football effectively. The quarterback threw a couple of interceptions, ending certain scoring drives. The Purple Hurricanes needed someone to step up, to help […]

Jon Feliciano Eager to Continue the UM Tradition

ShareEye of the Hurricane recently spoke with Jon Feliciano (6’5, 330). Feliciano is rated a three-star prospect by Rivals.com, and this Western High School offensive lineman’s understanding is that he will start out at guard.  He really wanted to be a Hurricane, evidenced by how he earned a scholarship offer. “I went to the 2009 […]

Jimmy Gaines Talks ‘Canes

ShareEye of the Hurricane recently spoke with James Gaines (6’2, 205, 4.5/40). Gaines is rated a two-star prospect by Scout.com and widely considered a “sleeper” by the recruiting sites and experts. But he feels otherwise. He will arrive in Coral Gables on June 29th, with his mind set on proving all the prognosticators wrong. Gaines […]

Coach Profile: Joe Pannunzio

ShareAfter a discussion where a self-proclaimed “die-hard ‘Canes fan” did not know who currently coaches our offensive line, Eye of the Hurricane thought it would be useful to present a series of coach profiles so we can get to know the men on the sidelines.  First in this series is tight ends/special teams coach, Joe […]

2011 Recruiting Class Update: Phillip Dorsett Commits to the ‘Canes

ShareTonight St. Thomas Aquinas receiver Phillip Dorsett (5’9, 167, 4.43/40) verbally commited to the University of Miami’s 2011 recruiting class with Phillip and papa Dorsett citing reasons such as the family atmosphere at Miami and the truthful nature of the ‘Canes coaches.  Dorsett follows teammates Brandon Linder, Jermaine Barton, Keion Payne, and walk-on Ben Hopfinger as […]

The Men Behind the U: Great ‘Canes Leaders Part 2

Share~ co-authored by Mitch Kamerman ~ “Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them — a desire, a dream, a vision.” ~ Muhammad Ali   This week we look at great ‘Canes leaders from the 1990-1997 era: Lamar Thomas Although Lamar also played basketball and track for the […]