I started making heart gestures with my hands when Toast brought up the fact the locals love Heartline because of his Dolphin ties. Personally, I thought that was a bunch of hooey. Innis in particular isn’t going to Ohio State because Brian Hartline was a former Dolphin, he is going there because it’s Ohio State and they have been relevant. This is something the Hurricanes under coach Cristobal need to rectify. It starts this Saturday.
Storm Johnson is still the best Miami Hurricane name I have ever heard. That is the perfect matrimony between birth name and college you should be destined to play for. Ruben “Hurricane” Bain would be a close second. He was dominant in a Miami Central win vs. IMG 20-14. I’ll give Mario credit, the above names in the past would be in the “never coming here” category. With the Cuban coffee drinking, never sleeping hustler in Coach Cristobal, there is always a chance. It is comforting.
Over-Under. Toast brought up some good ones. Will someone have more tackles than Corey Flagg Jr.? He had 60. Flagg averaged 5 a game and played in 12. I think someone definitely gets more than 70. Hell, all you had to do was not miss like 127 tackles out of the 250 or so you missed last season and this is accomplished. Someone call Beatin-the-Bookie, I have a bet to place.
Safety Avantae Williams showing off his quick feet
Tae’s Takeaways. You simply have no idea how infections Avantae Williams is. The second he came on the show you see a smile that instantly makes you smile. It is such a rare and uniquely wonderful trait in a human being. Tae credited me for working hard like Mario Cristobal because I looked like I was in an office. I was in my office. I was on shift. Seconds after the show ended I was dispatched to a cardiac arrest. This is my life and I wouldn’t trade what I do for anything in the world.
Tae wanted to play for Mario Cristobal at Oregon. Scoop asked the hard hitting safety a hard hitting question. His response was candid. “Why didn’t you play for him in Oregon?” He felt it would have been selfish to leave his daughter and fly all the way across the country. His daughter’s name is Sevyn. You want to see Tae’s world light up, mention her name. Then you totally understand why he stayed closer to home to play for the Miami Hurricanes.
“Eleven hats to the ball.” That is why the Miami Hurricanes are going to tackle better this season according to Avantae Williams. They will have relentless precision and this has been the hardest he has practiced his whole entire life. Coach Cristobal’s imprint is evident. It has taken root. His coaches fall under this prerogative. There are so many coaches out there these days, Williams doesn’t even know all their names. He admitted this.