Miami didn't see much of this last year. (Photo Courtesy: USA Today Sports)
Twelve years have passed since the Miami Hurricanes put one of the best squads in college football history out on the field for 12 dominant games in 2001. The 2001 ‘Canes had a boatload of NFL-caliber talent on both sides of the ball, combining an explosive O with a dominant D to win every game by an average score of 43-9.
No one who watched that nasty-as-they-wanna-be bunch could have imagined that the “The U” would ever field a defense as bad as what Miami had a year ago. The ‘Canes D stunk in nearly every conceivable way:
Miami, Defensive S&P+ (2012)
The Hurricanes ranked 113th in sacks last year. They ranked 105th in tackles for loss. Those stats aren’t just lumped on the shoulders of the defensive line, but the DL’s performance certainly played a big part in the sub-par performance in those categories. The bottom line is the Hurricanes didn’t get good enough play from their defensive line last year and that has to vastly...
Brooklyn (N.Y.) ASA College 2014 DT Cory Johnson (6’3/285) has the Hurricanes on top. The 4-star prospect currently holds a total of nine scholarship offers, including the University of Miami. Not only does he have the ‘Canes in front, he’s actually been an Al Golden commit in the past, while Golden was the head coach at Temple in 2011.
“Originally, I signed with Al Golden...