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Pair of Hurricanes will attempt rare juggling act

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07:23 AM ET 08.13 | Camp opened with plentiful story lines at Miami, not least to see how things turn out for a pair of two-sport standouts. It will be fascinating to watch Corn Elder and eventually, Derrick Griffin (if he qualifies) try to juggle football and basketball --- something rare in modern UM history. Jimmy Graham was the only recent Cane to make an imprint in both of those sports but played one season of football only after he was done with basketball. Elder will play football this fall, then shift to basketball -- possibly in mid-November if he redshirts, Al Golden said. ... Ranked No. 41 in this class by rivals.com as a football recruit (third among receivers) and No. 81 for basketball, Griffin "is a big red zone threat like Tommy Streeter was," Golden said. "Maybe he'll grow into a Jimmy Graham."

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August 13, 2013  08:29 AM ET

Meh. Tony Gonzalez did it at Cal.

August 13, 2013  08:37 AM ET

"Derrick Griffin (if he qualifies) try to juggle football and basketball"

He should concentrate on academics if he is have a problem meeting NCAA standards.

August 13, 2013  08:42 AM ET

Groundhog day...repeat thread

August 13, 2013  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Groundhog day...repeat thread

Ditto

August 13, 2013  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Tony Gonzalez did it at Cal.

Let us pause for a moment to appreciate Tony G.

August 13, 2013  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Let us pause for a moment to appreciate Tony G.

To my mind, more than any other TE, including Kellen Winslow Sr., Shannon Sharpe, Casper, Newsome, Ditka, or even John Mackey, Tony Gonzalez is the best TE to play the game.

August 13, 2013  10:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

To my mind, more than any other TE, including Kellen Winslow Sr., Shannon Sharpe, Casper, Newsome, Ditka, or even John Mackey, Tony Gonzalez is the best TE to play the game.

Jason Witten.

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August 13, 2013  12:32 PM ET

9/7/13

August 13, 2013  12:41 PM ET
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9/7/13

Da Gaduhs come a callin', eh svt?

August 13, 2013  03:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

9/7/13

Lurker.


You have made out like a bandit with all the quarters tossed around here, due to all the idiots people have posted about all offseason.

Time to come out and play regularly, the season is getting close. How many points do I have to give you to get you to bet on the Canes winning against the Gators? BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

August 13, 2013  05:57 PM ET
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Big time football programs do not have players playing 2 sports as it takes away from personal development. Golden is bending low because he is talent depleted. Miami U should just drop football.

That's low!

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August 13, 2013  11:26 PM ET
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It's so hard to play one sport in college and try to keep up with classes and progress towards a degree. Playing two sports totally eliminates graduating unless the player is an Ivy League type brain. Which Miami's U players aren't.

And, with the exception of maybe a dozen schools in the Bowl Division, none of the CFB and BB scholly athletes are expected to also be actual college students.
Why pick on The U?

August 14, 2013  01:01 AM ET

corn elder? shouldn't he be at nebraska?

 
August 14, 2013  06:39 AM ET
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corn elder? shouldn't he be at nebraska?

There, he would be a god. At Miami, he hopes to be just a student athlete.

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