OBB: The Wake Up (2/3)

Good morning sunshine. This is your Friday morning Wake Up call from your galvanized knights in orange the OBB. There is still no OC and spring ball is 30 days away. A former Miami Hurricane is turning heads at the Senior Bowl and the Greentree awaits. #LETSGO! Wake up!

the Greentree

Tyrique Stevenson is turning heads in Mobile, Alabama at the Senior Bowl. Stevenson, a two-year starter at cornerback for the University of Miami, arrived at 6-foot, 204 pounds and has been an absolute nightmare for opposing wide receivers.

Senior Bowl executive director Jim Nagy stated this about Stevenson. “Long corner with man coverage ability.” “He’s shown that he can play the football. I think his biggest thing, it’s not speed, I think the league knows he can run, it’s just going to be consistency, you know, with his eyes and his technique.”

The former Southridge product has been extremely physical at the line of scrimmage and is a willing tackler. “I’m a linebacker at heart,” Stevenson said. “I played linebacker at Southridge and when I got to Georgia ended up playing in the box as well. Tackling is just second nature to me.”

Stevenson is now projected by some publications to go in the first round of the NFL draft. NFL.com has him 23rd overall to the Minnesota Vikings. NFL Spin Zone has him 24th overall to the Jacksonville Jaguars. And Pro Football Network has him 22nd to the Baltimore Ravens.

“I wonder how Tyrique felt missing out on back to back rings to go 5-7.”

X's and Ro

Multiple reports came out yesterday that Doug Nussmeier emerged as a top name in Miami’s offensive coordinator search. We have a strong inclination and belief that will NOT be the case. Nussmeier has NFL experience and was the former OC at Alabama, UF and Michigan.

However, after doing well at Alabama as OC, Nussmeier wasn’t retained at his next several stops including one firing. Ultimately the decision to hire a new OC rests on Mario’s broad shoulders but Discord-U didn’t react too fondly to the Nuss-news.

Was this a move to pressure the actual offensive coordinator into signing? Who knows. The Canes will start spring practices on March 4th and a decision will have to come soon. The pressure of having an offense installed is also mounting as days pass.

“Nuss would be one of two guys where I’d be like wow we downgraded.”

“In a way I’d rather it be Nuss. He would be so terrible it would be funny.”

“I’ll go get tattoos removed if Nuss is hired.”

the Shake

The football side might have done away with ACC divisions but the baseball team are the Coastal favorites. The Hurricanes received 10 votes to win the Coastal Division and tallied 93 total points. Miami just edged out Virginia (75) and North Carolina (72) as the top vote getter.

Despite Miami picked to be the Coastal champions, Louisville and Wake Forest were picked as co-favorites to win the ACC overall. Last year, the Hurricanes notched 20 conference wins which was good for second place in the Coastal Division.

Gino DiMare’s overall ACC record is 61-37 since being hired in 2019. Miami begins its 2023 season on Feb. 17 with a three-game series against Penn State at Alex Rodriquez Park at Mark Light Field.

“We might finally win the Coastal.”

Join the discussion today and be part of Discord-U. The OBB Legend is its exclusive home and we will put a welcome mat out for you. (Quotes were provided from Discord-U) #staydangerous #BANG. Wake up!

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About the Author: Roman Marciante

Born and raised in South Florida. Local Boy. Husband. Tali and Franco’s dad. “Hey grandpa, is there a local college team we can watch?” “Do they throw the ball?” They don’t run the option do they?” Thus the love affair was born. Proud supporter of St Thomas Aquinas Raider nation and alum. One day got in a studio with two other buddy’s and started a conversation about a local team and the rest was history. A former pro athlete who secretly had a CIA job and some people call “Chief.” Yells “Bang” a lot. “It is not wrong, it is just different.” Managing Editor for the OBB Legend, host of X’s and Ro and Student of the Game connoisseur. I still remember the day I beat Mike Tyson in a fight. 007-373-5963. Thanks for all your help Mac. I couldn’t have done it without you.

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