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Bringing the Bama recruiting train to South Florida.
Would have been nice replacement for Stud.
Miami assistant and former FIU head coach Mario Cristobal will be Alabama's next offensive line coach, according to two sources. Cristobal, who interviewed last week, is in Tuscaloosa today to finalize the deal, according to a source.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by CDCNAM 17 months ago
absolute homerun hire for them.
And we have stud
Not exactly an even match
Doesn't Bama already recruit South Florida? I think their tenacles are already far-reaching and established. That said, I do get your point as to his OL coaching ability.
"Without a struggle, there can be no progress." — Frederick Douglass
This does look to be a great hire. I just wonder how longterm of a marriage this can be.
Not really, Eddie Jackson was really the first kid that I can recall them getting in S FL in a while.
Cristobal will open some doors for them in S FL. He's a great recruiter in general. Another closer on their staff.
Never heard of him ... sounds like a failed NFL kicker ??
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Solid hire for Alabama. They had hit on Orlando kids like HaHa Clinton-Dix, but now they will be able to use Cristobal to get them deeper into some South Florida high schools. Shouldn't effect LSU in a major way as the staff has some good connections down there and are able to get those Rashard Robinson-types each year. It certainly benefits the Tide, though.
"I guess you've just gotta find something you love to do and then... do it for the rest of your life." - Max Fisher
Amari Cooper as well.
I might be wrong on this but I think Bama already had a coach on their staff that had S. Florida connections but recently left. I think Mario Cristobal replacing him is the part of the reason for the hire. Granted this is an upgrade for sure.
Damn, how could I forget about Cooper.
Just seems like the potential for more one on one recruiting battles with Bama.
We still have a leg up in Dallas with Ensminger.
Hey I'd rather them fighting the Florida schools for players and not focus as much on La.
They already get the #1 class each year so I don't see this being that big of a hire. Plus, if Al Golden keeps Miami on the right path Cristobal's presence will be nullified. A kid from South Florida would jump at the chance to play for the U if they are competing for conference championships on an annual basis.
But, yet, he is not recognized as a solid OL coach but was hired mainly for his recruiting. According to some of the recruiting sites, Stud had a very good year at recruiting. So, if indeed Stud can't coach .... why would you replace him with someone else who isn't recognized as a good OL coach? This is perhaps Nick's weakest hire for the OL since he's been there. Of course, maybe one of the many others he has on staff will actually coach the OL.
Better recruiter than coach IMO. As far as OL coaching, I'd take Stud.
It's not even close. Go check out the OL and TE drafted during his time at Miami. The guy is impressive as a coach and recruiter. I was hoping we'd make a run at him if we could get get rid of Stud.
This post was edited by cpt2813 17 months ago
Proud to support everything Louisiana
"It's my hometown, and that's big for me," Henry said. "It's about playing for the home team in front of family
>>>>>Good year for it too. Louisiana isn't the only state that loaded for 2014.
From the article:
"This is easily the deepest class Miami-Dade has ever witnessed — with as many as 35 top-fight prospects that every college in the country has already started to get serious about."
South Florida’s Class of 2014 is loaded with elite high school football prospects
By Larry Blustein
This was the class that everyone waited on. Loaded with as much talent as there has ever been in South Florida.
As soon as the ink dried on the papers for the Class of 2013, there was an instant rush to quickly see the Class of 2014. From the first combine and 7-on-7 tryout, it’s easy to see why so many have waited for this group to arrive.
This is easily the deepest class Miami-Dade has ever witnessed — with as many as 35 top-fight prospects that every college in the country has already started to get serious about.
Never before has this region of the country had running backs who could be among the top 10 nationally. In Sony Michel (Plantation American Heritage), Dalvin Cook and Joseph Yearby (Miami Central), and Brandon Powell (Deerfield), you have elite ball carriers who have already established themselves.
This is also a class that will finally produce an array of quarterbacks. From the run/pass, athletic version such as Treon Harris (Miami Booker T. Washington), Quentin “Winky’’ Flowers (Miami Jackson), Trayon Gray (Carol City), Taron James (Miami Norland) and Alain Eduoard (Hialeah), to the drop-back prospects such as Sean White (Davie University School), Wade Freebeck (Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas), Nick Jeanty (Miramar), Hunter Boyett (Miami Westminster Christian) and Peyton Bender (Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons), this is a class that might be the deepest that this area has produced in a long time.
After the top four running backs, there are also difference-makers such as Mardre London (St. Thomas Aquinas), LaKeith Stafford (Norland), LaJuan Hunt (University School), Henry Bussey (Hialeah), Paul Anderson (Hallandale), Lashone Garnett (Miami Southridge), Krondis Larry (Booker T. Washington), Aeron McNeal (Deerfield) and Miramar’s Cameron Rigby.
“I have been watching football prospects in this region for over 30 years and have never been around so much quality depth,’’ said Dana Wiley of Prep Films. “You could see that last year, when these athletes were juniors.’’
Colleges also will find program-changers at receiver such as Homestead’s Ermon Lane, Steve Ishmael (North Miami Beach), Tyre Brady (Homestead South Dade), JoJo Robinson (Miami Northwestern), Henderson “Prince” Gray (Miami Monsignor Pace), Isaiah McKenzie (American Heritage), Cornelius Floyd (Miami Gulliver) and Norland’s Kendrick Edwards.
Offensive linemen are also starting to emerge with University of Miami commitment Trevor Darling (Central), Ryan Crozier (St. Thomas Aquinas), A’lique Terry (Hialeah), Nicholas Linder (St. Thomas Aquinas), Siffo Pierre (Coral Springs Taravella), Erik Lenzen (Cardinal Gibbons), Nigel Kemp (Miramar Everglades), Jakhari Bolton (Miami Killian), Deion Cineus (Miami Beach) and Miami Belen Jesuit’s Jonathan Schultz, who spent last year in Jacksonville.
On defense, the focus - as usual will be in the secondary — where high-level players such as Nigel Patton (Booker T. Washington), Deatrick Nichols (Central), Quincy Wilson (University School), John Battle IV (Hallandale), Marquese Dudley-Gordon (Weston Cypress Bay), Alshinard Harris (St. Thomas Aquinas) and Carter Jacobs (American Heritage) are among the best anywhere.
>>>>LSU is in on a bunch of these guys
Sony Michael http://247sports.com/Player/Sony-Michel-7504 (LSU offer) favoring Georgia & Notre Dame
Dalvin Cook http://247sports.com/Player/Dalvin-Cook-16619 (LSU offer) Clemson commit
Joseph Yearby http://247sports.com/Player/Joseph-Yearby-13620 FSU commit
Brandon Powell http://247sports.com/Player/Brandon-Powell-19705 (LSU offer as athlete)
Madre London http://247sports.com/Player/Madre-London-20211 USCe, Rutgers, BC & Cincy offers
Quentin “Winky’’ Flowers http://247sports.com/Player/Quinton-Flowers-9276 (lists LSU) favors Miami
Alin Eduoard http://247sports.com/Player/Alin-Edouard-23187 committed to Miami
Sean White http://247sports.com/Player/Sean-White-20205 Wake, BC, Miami(OH), USF &more offers
Wade Freebeck http://247sports.com/Player/Wade-Freebeck-22902 Florida offer
Treon Harris http://247sports.com/Player/Treon-Harris-14195 favors FSU dad is BT Washington coach
Ermon Lane http://247sports.com/Player/Ermon-Lane-12523 (LSU offer) 247 Composite #1 WR
JoJo Robinson http://247sports.com/Player/Jojo-Robinson-18489 (LSU offer) FSU commit
Jacob McCrary http://247sports.com/Player/Jacob-McCrary-18401 (LSU offer)
Corey Holmes http://247sports.com/Player/Corey-Holmes-19164 (Lists LSU) 20+ offers
Johnnie Dixon http://247sports.com/Player/Johnnie-Dixon-14151 Bama, Florida & FSU offers
KC McDermott http://247sports.com/Player/Kc-McDermott-17691 no LSU offer? favors Miami & Notre Dame
Trevor Darling http://247sports.com/Player/Trevor-Darling-19994 Miami commit
Chad Thomas http://247sports.com/Player/Chad-Thomas-20243 (LSU offer)
Khairi Clark http://247sports.com/Player/Khairi-Clark-15418 (LSU offer/Corey Raymond) 30+ offers
Trevonte Valentine http://247sports.com/Player/Travonte-Valentine-21006 Florida commit
Nigel Patton http://247sports.com/Player/Nigel-Patten-22967 FSU, Ole Miss & Miami offers
John Battle http://247sports.com/Player/John-Battle-10169 (LSU offer/Corey Raymond)
Deatrick Nichols http://247sports.com/Player/Deatrick-Nichols-24901
Alshinard Harris http://247sports.com/Player/Al-Harris-20232 USCe, Rutgers, Purdue & Cincy offers
Marquese Dudley-Gordon http://247sports.com/Player/Marquese-Dudley-Gordon-7513 ULL offer
From other parts of Florida:
Kain Daub LB http://247sports.com/Player/Kain-Daub-19328 (LSU offer)
Denzel Ware DE http://247sports.com/Player/Denzel-Ware-20605 Bama, USC, Florida, tOSU, Texas, FSU, etc offers
Mason Cole http://247sports.com/Player/Mason-Cole-19185 Bama, ND, USC, Mich, Georgia, tOSU, Stanford, etc
K.C. McDermott: http://247sports.com/Player/Kc-McDermott-17691 Favors Miami & Notre Dame
Artavis Scott: http://247sports.com/Player/Artavis-Scott-17681 favors Florida, FSU, Mich, ND, & USF
Mason Cole: http://247sports.com/Player/Mason-Cole-19185 favors Bama, Mich, ND & USC
Florida has four five stars and 49 four stars for 2014. Top Florida 2014 Recruits: http://247sports.com/Season/2014-Football/CompositeRankings?State=FL
Excellent work 58!!!
I count 2 OL (one starter, one journeyman) and 0 TE from his time coaching each respective position.
That's why we wander and follow La Vie Dansante...
This is the guy from Miami (a few times) right? They brought in some good players over his time, but I can't think of any Miami OL unit that I thought was really good during his time. Personally, and I really don't know if he had any involvement ever, but I wouldn't want any coach associated with Miami right now.
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