Welcome to the weekend Canes’ fans! Since Rhett Lashlee’s hiring as Miami’s next offensive coordinator, things have been a little quiet in Coral Gables. But that could be changing, as rumors regarding Alonzo Highsmith joining the program in an unknown role have cropped up. Highsmith said Thursday that any chance of him working at UM was dead but met with AD Blake James Friday in a closed-door meeting. Keep it locked here - we’ll break the news if there’s news to break!
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2019 SOTU Awards: MVP/Rookie of the Year/Defensive MVP— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) January 10, 2020
Gregory Rousseau was the best player on the #Canes in 2019 and will have plenty of national hype going into 2020 https://t.co/nN10xbpIR2 pic.twitter.com/NjSuSK237U
2019 SOTU Awards: Best Unit - Defensive Line https://t.co/QBoS1D1MQz pic.twitter.com/brhf1saPXY— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) January 10, 2020
2019 is over - time to recap! We’re handing out the SOTU awards for this past season, see who we picked to win MVP and the team’s best unit. Plus keep it tuned here to see the rest of the awards and positional recaps.
Fast, physical and balanced — the keys to Rhett Lashlee’s offense #TheU #Canes https://t.co/dlvu8P4DQx pic.twitter.com/FOFjXFV1Xt— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) January 10, 2020
With Rhett Lashlee on board, we’re breaking down the aspects of the offense - and Gabriel Urrutia is looking at the key’s to the offense following Lashlee’s first comments since joining The U.
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UM AD Blake James also declined to comment. A UM donor has offered to pay Highsmith salary under certain circumstances, a Highsmith associate has said. https://t.co/zjGcIUCbqP— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) January 11, 2020
After being let go by the Cleveland Browns, previously serving as their VP of Player Personnel, rumors began to swirl that Miami-great Alonzo Highsmith might join his alma mater in some form. The Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson squashed those rumors, only for athletic director Blake James to meet with Highsmith during a closed-door arrangement Thursday. Could Highsmith be joining Miami? And if he does, does Manny Diaz’s leash get shorter?
One UM target off the market https://t.co/V0g5wh6I9X— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) January 11, 2020
While reports surfaced that Wake Forest grad transfer QB Jamie Newman was considering Miami, he’ll ultimately be heading down to Georgia - where the Bulldogs need a replacement for Jake Fromm.
That’s all for today Canes’ fans - enjoy your weekend!