Thursday, November 13, 2008

Storm Brewing in Coral Gables

With the new season, University of Miami guard Jack McClinton started talks of a national title. And why?

Because they return 4 starters, especially in the backcourt, wher Lance Hurdle, James Dews and McClinton return. Also, off the bench comes Eddie Rios, a point guard full of potential. In the frontcourt, big men Dwayne Collins and Jimmy Graham will look to set high picks and rebound more than score consistently. The offense will always roll through the big three in the backcourt, but not always through the post. Graham and Collins should make up for the loss of center Anthony King to graduation.

Head coach Frank Haith has also added a few pieces to the puzzle that has UM at #16 in the preseason polls. Guard/Forward DeQuan Jones comes to Coral Gables as a five-star recruit out of Georgia, with a lot of hype surrounding him. Forward Cyrus McGowan also debuts for the 'Canes. McGowan and Jones should be able to add another dimension to the Miami offense with their length, size and athleticism.

Although national championships may be a bit of a stretch, the ACC championship is within reach.


Thursday Football Game:
NY Jets @ New England - Jets defense continues hot streak against Cassel-led Pats.

The Pick: NY Jets

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