Good morning OBB. This is your Tuesday morning wake up call. The offseason-season ticket sales are through the roof and we have some All-American news. The Miami Hurricanes are looking to rebuild its roster via the portal and through recruiting. And Discord-U reacts. They always do.
Kamron Kinchens will be forever glorified in the halls of Miami Hurricane history. Kinchens was named to the AP All-American First Team. He was the highest touted PFF graded safety and amassed six interceptions this year. His name will lift up into the Carol Soffer IPF rafters along side the likes of Reed and Taylor.
Equally impressive, Kinchens earned the distinction as a sophomore. He is now listed as the 36th AP All-American for the Hurricanes and will no doubt be the center piece of the Hurricanes defense in 2023. He will also be the center piece on the next Orange Bowl Boys episode this week. Stay tuned. #hangoutsession.
“Will Kam Kinchens get a banner inside the IPF for his AP All-American Award?”
“I’m sure when he’s done at Miami, he will. As he should.”
Tyler Van Dyke has reached an agreement on a new NIL deal with Life Wallet Sports. This is welcomed news for the Miami Hurricanes. Quarterback one has yet to publicly announce his intentions on coming back. Various sites have reported it, but nothing publicly from Van Dyke exists.
The Hurricanes need to revamp the offense and put the quarterback in better positions to succeed. Protection issues plagued the offense and the passing schemes were by no means revolutionary. Upon arrival, Mario praised Van Dyke as one of the best in the country.
However debate remains. The future of embattled offensive coordinator Josh Gattis will depend on whether or not the two can pair up and be more effective. Last year’s North Carolina game could act as a catalyst of what “could be.” Van Dyke was 42-57 for 496 and 3 TD’s.
“He does look like he’s being held hostage in that photo.”
“TVD got an NIL deal to help pay for Gattis’s buyout.”
SM-U. Key’Shawn Smith became the fourth former Miami Hurricane player to find a landing spot with SMU. Smith joins Jaylan Knighton, Elijah Roberts and Jordan Miller. Former Miami Hurricane Offensive Coordinator Rhett Lashlee has attracted quality power 5 talent to his group of 5 school. And at this point we are recommending a logo change for the ponies.
Also congratulations to Al Blades Jr who committed to coastal division foe Duke recently. After the position change to safety this year, the former legacy Hurricane saw action in 11 games and only amassed 11 tackles. The once loaded safety room in 2022 currently needs to be retooled after the departures of Avantae Williams, Brian Balom and ABJ.
Some portal rumblings that Khamauri Rogers might be hitting the portal. The former 4 star Madison, Mississippi product did not see much playing time this year. In the new era of portal possibilities, roster retention is a full time job and keeping everyone happy and in tow is not a realistic probability.
“I was so hyped to see him in orange and green finally. I was drooling over his tape when he was a pipe dream…..I know we will be just fine at CB but man it hurts.” -Leeds
“We will see if it happens, if so, I will be so upset. I think the world of that kid and I hope wherever he goes, he balls out. Easily my second favorite D player in last year’s class.” -Leeds
In terms of updates on both Bain and Honcho?
“Miami for both.” -Leeds
Finally our thoughts and condolences go out to the Leach family and the Mississippi State fraternity. Mike Leach has passed and a true college football icon is lost. The innovative engine behind the Air Raid offense was 61 years of age when he passed. Leach was a true charismatic life force to the sport and his impact and legacy will continue on.
There will never be another like you coach….
“I’m very sad. I hoped greatly for him when we hired Manny. I wanted me some Pirate at the U. I’ve enjoyed him as a person for many years, his humor and out of the box thinking was more than refreshing. Very sad day for college football.”
“Coach Leach was a legend in many different ways.”
“Was a national treasure for sure.”
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