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Storm Johnson left the U about a month ago and is set to visit UCF.
Johnson has committed to the Knights and will start classes next week.
Originally posted by SolidGold
Originally posted by Monomach
Brilliant letting one of Scott Pioli's henchmen have his own team to ruin. One of the premier GM jobs in the NFL and it gets handed to a stupid **** who makes three facepalm moves for every good one. Awesome. Just like handing a new Mercedes to a 16 year old girl who's already been in three wrecks.
Former Miami Hurricanes running back Storm Johnson declared his intent to transfer from the U nearly a month ago, but it looks like Canes fans have not heard the last from the formerly-hyped runner, and the situation is not getting any prettier.
This week Johnson's dad lambasted the Canes for preventing Storm from transferring to 26 schools, including every team in the ACC and SEC conferences and upcoming nonconference opponents.
"Any [BCS conference] school within six hours of his home has been blocked," Wesley Johnson told the Miami Herald. He likened Miami's transfer restrictions to "modern-day slavery," adding, "UM should be ashamed for doing this to an 18-year-old."
The practice of preventing transfers from joining teams in the same state or conference is pretty widespread among major programs, but Johnson thinks Miami is taking it too far. "I can respect ACC schools being on the list, but why Georgia, Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee?" he asked.
He also clarified why Storm decided to transfer, telling the Herald, "Storm didn't approve of the military style he was being coached."
UM did not comment on Johnson's charges, but Al Golden did say of the running back, "He wasn't doing the things he needed to do. He can spin it any way he wants."
Something tells us calling Golden a drill sergeant and a slave-driver hasn't exactly softened his stance.
The Herald reported that Johnson has already visited Purdue University and will visit UCF this week. David Hill is a Miami native who spent most of his childhood at the Orange Bowl.
Originally Posted by JoeJoeBrown
The most important thing, however, is how strong their swagger factors are.
South of the Mason Dixon +10 swagger
Barely literate +5 swagger
Thief +15 swagger
Kicked off of a team of thugs +20 swagger
Big, average speed -3 swagger
Hasn't done jacksquat on the field +15 swagger
Total Swagger: 62 ATL College Park Zone 3* +20 swagger Bonus pts
Former Wisconsin RB Zach Brown officially transfers to Pitt.
Pitt Football Recruiting: Zach Brown Ready To Roll
As Mike mentioned several days ago, Pitt got some good news with the addition of Zach Brown, the transfer from Wisconsin. Brown's transfer had been rumored, but it became official recently.
Obviously, the transfer is welcome news.
Most importantly, he is eligible to play this season since he's already graduated. That will help ease the strain head coach Todd Graham would have had in trying to balance out how much playing time one of his freshmen running backs would have received behind Ray Graham.
Another thing to remember is that Pitt now has a legitimate backup in case Graham goes down with injury. Pitt had an extreme luxury last year by having Graham behind Dion Lewis. Graham could start for almost any team in the nation and having him as a backup last year was out of the ordinary. Brown isn't as good as Graham, but his presence will at least give Pitt a running back with experience in case Graham goes down with an injury.
Yet another benefit to having Brown around is the fact that he's a slightly different back than the all-purpose Graham.
Graham is probably quicker, while Brown may be more of a bruiser. Still, Pitt isn't limiting his role:
While Brown is listed at 220 pounds, 25 pounds heavier than Graham, Magee said he would not be used exclusively as a short-yardage back.
"We're not limiting his role," Magee said. "He's going to come in and compete."
Co-offensive coordinator Calvin McGee talks a bit more about his style:
"I'm excited about having him," Pitt co-offensive coordinator Calvin Magee said. "I'm excited about the experience he is going to bring. He's been in big games. He's a big, punishing running back.
Lost in all of this is that Pitt is also going to be without Henry Hynoski, who offered a nice change of pace and had the build to get a tough yard or two.
One thing I didn't know was that Brown chose Pitt over Miami. I was a fan of bringing Brown in after it became news that he was looking at Pitt, but the apparent interest by the Hurricanes makes me feel even better about the pickup - especially since Miami has a bevy of running backs coming back next season - seven sophomores, juniors, and seniors in all.
In the end, the Brown pickup is extremely valuable.
Wow the Badgers lucked out, Wilson will save them this season. They have a ton to replace on defense and on that offensive line outside of Konz. Had a few receivers coming back an two fine running backs, but the rest is a lot of question marks. Still doubt they will come anywhere close to winning the Big Ten or anything however. Thank goodness......