Final Two-a-Day Gets Underway Saturday on Greentree

Final Two-a-Day Gets Underway Saturday on Greentree

Aug. 21, 2010
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – With the team’s final scrimmage of fall camp set for Monday, the University of Miami football team began its final two-a-day practice session Saturday morning on the Greentree Practice Fields. The `Canes will return to campus this afternoon at 3:15 p.m. for a lighter practice before holding a quick walkthrough Sunday morning.

O-Line Looks Good
Saturday morning was a great indicator as to how far Jeff Stoutland’s offensive line has improved since day one of camp. Starting with Seantrel Henderson and Malcolm Bunche, the big tandem was praised on a number of occasions for creating a big surge on their side of the line. Tyler Horn had a big block to set up a run up the middle by Damien Berrry, while Orlando Franklin and Harland Gunn created a big hole for Lamar Miller to run through on the left side.


Break Time
After a tough, physical practice Saturday morning, the `Canes will grab some lunch and then head to meetings at 2 p.m. before returning to Greentree for another two-hour session in the late afternoon hours. Head coach Randy Shannon said this afternoon’s practice will be lighter than the morning session, with more passing drills emphasized.

Offensive Highlights

Chase Ford caught two long catches of 30-35 yards during 7-on-7 action.

Jacory Harris connected with Leonard Hankerson on three passing plays resulting in a combined 80-85 yards. Harris also connected with Travis Benjamin on a deep pass late in team drills at the end of the session.

Damien Berry broke off a number of first down runs, including one up the middle during inside run drills.

Spencer Whipple’s recent success continued Saturday morning, with the junior connecting with Ben Bruneau on a 60-yard touchdown and Aldarius Johnson on a 30-yard play down the left sideline.

Lamar Miller and Storm Johnson each had a number of receptions out of the backfield, including a screen to Miller that went for about 25 yards.


Defensive Highlights

Ramon Buchanan had a fumble recovery during inside run drills and later added a tackle for a loss in team work.

Kacy Rodgers recorded a tackle for a loss and a pass break-up in blitz drills.

Jeremy Lewis and Olivier Vernon stood out among the defensive linemen. Lewis got into the backfield on a number of occasions and recorded a tackle for a loss while Vernon had a tackle for a loss and a QB pressure.

Dyron Dye recovered a fumble late in the team session.

Sean Spence had three tackles and a QB pressure.

Keion Payne had a pass defended and a tackle.


Join the Carnivale

The Hurricane Club is proud to announce the first-ever “Canes Carnivale” interactive festival taking place Sat., Aug. 28, in the Basketball Field House and H-100 parking lot at the BankUnited Center on the UM campus in Coral Gables, Fla.


The event, which runs from 10:30 a.m. through 1 p.m., will feature a variety of activities for Hurricane Club members to enjoy while interacting with their favorite Hurricanes student-athletes from all UM sports. Admission for all Hurricane Club members is free, while they may bring up to three guests with them to enjoy the event. In addition, non-Hurricane Club members whom would like to attend the event may join the Hurricane Club for a one-time, special offer of just $10.

For more information, CLICK HERE.

Let’s Talk Ohio State
Do you want an exclusive lunch with head coach Randy Shannon on the week of the highly-anticipated game against No. 2 Ohio State?

Here is your chance… The Hurricane Club and Coach Shannon have joined forces for the latest It’s All About the U Speaker Series event. Shannon will be the featured speaker at Timpano’s Chophouse in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday, Sept. 7 from Noon to 1 p.m.  That’s just four days before the most anxiously awaited non-conference game of the 2010 season.

Make your Lunch Reservation by CLICKING HERE.



To order tickets for the 2010 season, call 1-800-GO-CANES or visit