The Potential Return of Miami Football To Greatness

Forrest Kobayashi@forrestkobaSenior Analyst IMay 22, 2008

After finding great success in the early 2000's, the Miami Hurricanes have been desperately searching for an answer to their continuing football woes.



With a top recruiting class coming in (3rd ranked by Scout.com), the graduation of overhyped QB Kyle Wright, and the departure of fringe QB Kirby Freeman to Baylor, the Canes look like they have some potential to once again rise to the top of the ACC.

Miami brought in three blue-chip defensive players. DT Marcus Forston (#1 among DTs) is a 6'2, 305 pound monster who will dominate the interior defensive line.

OLB Arthur Brown (#1 among OLB's) looks to be a real asset to a traditionally speedy defense, as he runs the 40 in a mere 4.50 seconds.

CB Brandon Harris, out of local Miami high school Booker T. Washington, plays a strikingly similar game to former Miami CB Antrel Rolle, despite being undersized for the position.

Head Coach Randy Shannon has the recruiting class in place, and the returning player base seems to be quite solid. If Miami can settle their quarterback situation, they could easily win 8-10 games this season. Miami football is on the right track to returning to greatness, and it could come as soon as this upcoming football season.

Besides, what other school in the country has a fighting ibis?

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