2015 Fantasy Football: Ranking the Rookie Running Backs

View image | In this article we will be ranking the top five fantasy running backs in re-draft PPR leagues. Of course this is pre-draft so things could dramatically change after we find out where these backs land in the 2015 NFL Draft. For now, this is how I’m ranking them. 1. Duke Johnson, Miami Johnson became the all-time leading rusher at “The U” this...
Via The Fantasy Fix
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Johnson rewrote history at Miami, plans to do the same in NFL

There's one area of Duke Johnson's game that the 5-foot-9, 207-pound speedster thinks is far more advanced than any other running back in this year's draft class. "I would say that I catch better," the Miami product told on Tuesday. "I create the biggest mismatch when I'm lined up as a receiver or if I'm running routes out of the backfield." Johnson, who caught 38 balls...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

REPORT: Draft’s top safety prospect really loves the Washington Redskins

Landon Collins, the top safety prospect in this year’s draft, wants nothing more than to be a Washington Redskin. “I grew up a Redskins fan,” Collins said on NFL Network. “I was a big Sean Taylor and Clinton Portis fan. Those were my two favorite players, so I grew up seeing them play for the Redskins, so that would be my dream, to play there.” There’s no doubt that...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Hall of Fame shindig tonight at Jungle Island -- star-studded cast of characters.

Maybe I'll see you tonight at the UM Sports Hall of Fame Banquet (6 p.m. cocktails, 7 p.m. dinner), always a fun time (despite my deadline) to meet some old-timers at Jungle Island. If you haven't bought your individual tickets to see some amazing former athletes/coaches, it's too late. Sold out. If you're interested in corporate table that seats 10 for $1,000, you have until about...
Via Eye on the U
April 09, 2015

Eagles and Bills make separate bold statements in McCoy-Alonso trade

For the first time in 11 years, the NFL saw a blockbuster deal in which a star running back was traded for another player, one-for-one, nothing else included. The last time that happened, The Washington Redskins traded cornerback Champ Bailey to Denver Broncos in exchange for running back Clinton Portis. This time in 2015, the […]
Via Full Scale Sports
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Don Soldinger talks Hurricanes’ issues, supports Al Golden

Time listening to Don Soldinger speak is time well spent. Soldinger, who won national championships in 1987 and 2001 as a Hurricanes assistant coach, is as frank and forthcoming as you’ll find in college football. He spoke with the Post last week for a story on UM’s running back situation (premium link), and offered some extended thoughts on the state of the program. In that...
Via Canes Watch
March 03, 2015

Calling all bowlers: Who wants to roll with Clinton Portis and other Miami Hurricanes Hall of Famers?

This sounds fun -- and potentially funny.    The University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame will hold its 4th Annual Celebrity Bowling Tournament, Hosted by Hurricanes football great Clinton Portis, on Monday, February 23rd,  from 6-9 PM, at Splitsville in the Shops at Sunset Place in South Miami.     Canes fans can bowl with some of their favorite former Canes...
Via Eye on the U
February 16, 2015

The NFL really loves watching the Washington Redskins take a pee

The NFL has become famous for botching a lot of issues, but when it comes to drug testing, they’ll go to hell and back to make sure you’re not cheating. Or… they’ll just stand awkwardly behind you and watch as you pee into a cup. And with that, comes some interesting stories from players. Two years ago, Kirk Cousins gave us this gem: NFL’s off-season drug testing at my...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

This is What You Wanted, Broncos Fans

“We need to be more tough.”“This team can’t win ugly.”“RUN THE BALL!”All of the above were popular comments among Broncos faithful after a Week 11 loss to the St. Louis Rams. Yet, in spite of doing all of those on Sunday, many Broncos fans seem to have had a sudden and drastic change of heart. The Broncos beat The Buffalo Bills on Sunday, and boy was it ugly. This was...
Via Pro Football Spot
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Crown him: Duke Johnson becomes Miami's all-time leading rusher

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Duke Johnson became the University of Miami's all-time leading rusher Saturday night at Sun Life Stadium against the Pittsburgh Panthers. Johnson, who entered 34 yards shy of the record, surpassed Ottis Anderson (3,331) with his 9-yard run with 14:37 left in the third quarter. He bested the previous mark in just 32 games and 496 carries. The 5-foot-9, 206-pound...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Broncos strike the right chord with Champ Bailey

In sports, as in life, we often don’t realize a good thing until it’s gone. Fortunately, I don’t believe that many people are having that realization right now. Champ Bailey retired as a member of the Denver Broncos yesterday after 10 years with the franchise, a stint that started with him coming over from the Washington Redskins in a trade that sent running back Clinton Portis...
Via Mile High Sports
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Clinton Portis has some advice for RGIII

Right now the Washington Redskins are a circus, a joke, the laughter of the National Football League. And no, not because of Sunday’s loss, but because of the hoopla stirred from Robert Griffin III’s post game comments. Head coach Jay Gruden addressed it on Monday, and then Griffin responded. It’s seemingly going in the path of a never-ending saga. That prompted former Redskins...
Via KCM Sports
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Did the anti-Redskins campaign push the Democrats over the edge?

Democrats made the Redskins a front in America’s ongoing culture war and it may have backfired in Redskins country – Virginia and Maryland – and may have misfired in South Dakota. Razor’s edge in Virginia Virginia’s Mark Warner did not join 50 of his colleagues in a letter to the NFL demanding they force the Washington Redskins to change their team name. Warner said that...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Walton reclassified, solid to the “U”

2015 RB Mark Walton has reclassified to the 2015 class, saying “It’s official, everything is 100% done.” Head coach Ice Harris, Jr. also confirmed to CaneInsider that Walton has completed all the paperwork and met the requirements for reclassification. The 5-foot-11, 184-pound back said his verbal to the Hurricanes “is solid.” Walton’s all set academically and he’ll...
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October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Broncos’ Ronnie Hillman totals 116 yards in first career start

The Denver Broncos run game finally showed up on Sunday against the New York Jets. With Montee Ball out with a groin injury, Ronnie Hillman and Juwan Thompson led the Broncos on the ground with 138 yards rushing in a 31-17 win. Hillman, 23, became the fourth Bronco and first since Clinton Portis in 2002 to have 100 or more yards in his first career start, finishing...
Via Sports-Glory
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Canes cage Bearcats 55-34

Miami Gardens, Fla. — The University of Miami got back on the winning side of the ledger, beating down a Cincinnati team that was overmatched, 55-34. The offense clicked on all cylinders. Brad Kaaya was sharp again this afternoon, completing 17-of-24 passes for 286 yards, with three TDs through the air and adding a rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter. Duke Johnson rushed 10...
Via CaneInsider
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Hurricanes' pursuit of perfection in 2001: an oral history

It happens every year. A college football team jumps to a 7-0 or 8-0 start, and the whispers begin. That same team makes it through the regular season with an unblemished record, and those whispers grow louder. A few weeks later it goes on to win a championship, and regardless of who they are, the college football world unites: "Fill-in-the-blank school is the greatest college football...
Via Fox Sports
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The One Constant Has Been FroMo

Just sharing a little statistical oddity that I noticed. From the division-winning 2012 season to the ****-stained ’13 and now into ’14, the one constant, the one Redskin who has played at a high and steady level through the ups and downs, is Alfred Morris: 2012: 16 G, 1,613 YD, 4.8 AVG, 13 TD, 4 FUM 2013: 16 G, 1,275 YS, 4.6 AVG, 7 TD, 5 FUM 2014 (projected), 16 G, 1,408 YDS...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Clinton Portis Interviews Florida State QB Jameis Winston on Clinton's Corner--and it is Bad!

Clinton Portis was one heck of a running back at Miami back in the day. During his time in the NFL playing for the Washington Redskins he was pretty good too. So it stands to reason that he would be the kind of person that the ACC Network would want to pick up--which they did. He's an analyst for the ACC Digital Network.However, after watching this clip of him interviewing Florida...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Jameis Winston And P.J. Williams’ Interview With Clinton Portis At The ACC Kickoff Devolved Into A Strange Dance Party

This year’s ACC Kickoff is set to begin this way, and many players, coaches, and media members have already made their way down to Greensboro. Jameis Winston and P.J. Williams are representing the defending national champion Florida State Seminoles at the event, and today they sat down with Miami great Clinton Portis for an ACC Digital Network interview.  The interview will air...
Via College Spun
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Champ Bailey Believes Redskins Should Change Their Name

Champ Bailey is probably one of the top-10 Washington Redskins players of all-time. He only played five seasons in Washington, but earned Pro Bowl nods his final four seasons before being traded to the Denver Broncos for Clinton Portis.  So when Bailey, now a member of the New Orleans Saints, speaks out on the Redskins’ name controversy, we might want to listen. After all, he...
Via Sportsnaut
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Audio: Matt Williams was rear-ended during a radio interview

On Wednesday morning, Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams was rear-ended by another motorist while doing his weekly radio hit on 106.7 The Fan. This is pretty wild. There must be something about DC sports personalities, the radio, and their vehicles, because a few months ago, Clinton Portis got a speeding ticket live on the air. Williams was in the middle of a conversation...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Are Any Houston Texans Players a Top 10 Draft Bust?

Earlier today, Cover32′s Nik Kline released his list of the Top 10 biggest draft busts in NFL History. Surprisingly, despite some terrible draft picks early on in franchise history, no one on the Texans made the list. This includes quarterback David Carr, who was taken with the top pick in the 2002 draft. Unfortunately for Texans fans, they missed out on the chance to draft Julius...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

UM Hall of Fame Induction Tonight

4/10/14:  Tonight, the University of Miami will induct eight former student-athletes into the UM Sports Hall of Fame during its 46th induction banquet at Jungle Island.. This year’s HOF class includes Andre Johnson (football, 2000-2002), James Jones (basketball, 1999-2003), Jeff Morrison (baseball, 1978-81), Wyllesheia Myrick (track, 1998-2002); Clinton Portis (football, 1999...
Via CaneInsider
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Sean Taylor would have turned 31 today

Cindy Boren at The Washington Post reminds us that slain Redskins safety Sean Taylor would have turned 31 today, April 1. HAPPY BDAY BRO….#SEANTAYLOR lives on… Celebrate this day being the best you can be at whatever it is you do… — Clinton Portis (@TheRealC_Portis) April 1, 2014 Sean Taylor was THE greatest player I ever personally scouted, watched...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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