Hurricanes Will Welcome Over 300 Alumni to Spring Game

April 15, 2011


From Chip Patterson

Al Golden has been in college football for over 21 years as a player and coach, but the greatest support he will have on Saturday will be from a program that he has only been a part of for less than four months.  Golden has made a point to reach out to Miami’s long and impressive list of former players and coaches since he was introduced as the next Hurricanes coach in December.  That alumni group plans to show their support of Golden and the 2011 Hurricanes at Saturday’s spring game in Fort Lauderdale.

Golden told reporters that they are expecting over 300 alumni at the event on Saturday, highlighted by the reunion of the 2001 National Championship team. Ken Dorsey,Phillip Buchanon, Antrel Rolle, Brett Romberg, Bryant McKinnie and Willis McGahee and many more notables are all expected to be in attendnace. The players in from the 2001 squad are scheduled to eat dinner with the current Canes on Friday night before the game.  After wrapping up their final practice on Thursday, Golden was asked if his players felt extra pressure with so many alumni coming in town for the weekend.

“There’s pressure?” Golden responded.  “I hope for their sake that they understand there are over 300 players back, and it’s clearly a who’s who. I hope our guys are excited about that and they don’t feel pressure, but they feel grateful to be a part of that lineage.

“I’ve never seen it. I’ve been in college football for 21 years as a player and coach and I’ve never seen 300 football alumni anywhere that would come back for a spring game.”

There are several aspects to Saturday’s game that have drawn extra attention.  The teams for the Green-Orange game were picked by two Miami alums who won the responsibility in a charity auction.  They met with the coaching staff earlier this week to draft each squad.  The team has reportedly embraced the playground-style competition, already cheering and jeering each other through practice.

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