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Miami's 6-foot-5, 220-pound ... punter

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07:17 AM ET 08.14 | There are a good many places on a football field for a guy who's built like Patrick O'Donnell, but you won't find him there. Al Golden had just finished praising the young man he considered the "most impressive" Miami Hurricane after two days of fall camp, when someone suggested that the 6-5, 220-pound Cincinnati transfer looked like a beast. "He does," Golden said in agreement. "He looks like a SAM linebacker." [O'Donnell] did play some linebacker at Palm Beach Central High. Tight end, too. But what the Hurricanes really needed for this season is what O'Donnell -- deemed one of the Top 10 "workout-warrior freaks" in college football by ESPN in 2011 -- now proudly calls himself. A punter. O'Donnell, 22, grew up playing soccer and loving the Canes with his mother, father and younger sister.

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August 14, 2013  08:08 AM ET

He could be a DB at TU

August 14, 2013  08:08 AM ET

Idiots

August 14, 2013  08:28 AM ET
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Idiots

Money owed, sir -- cough it up.


Let the Canes have a beast of a punter, that's fine. The guy's gonna get a good gameday freak workout when da Gatuhs come down to deliver a spanking. He's gonna punt it away a good 12-13 times.

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August 14, 2013  01:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He could be a DB at TU

need better bait.

:)

August 14, 2013  02:41 PM ET

ND has an incoming PK/punter who's 6'3" or 6'4" and over 200 lbs... 2014, methinks. He's the sone of a fellow who works with me. From the vids his dad showed me, the kid can kick - accuracy, distance, trajectory, height, loft... He just started punting two years ago, and he's got distance with hang time. I've not seen any vid of his pooch stuff.

August 14, 2013  03:00 PM ET

If he has any speed at all, I see a few fakes this year.

August 14, 2013  03:38 PM ET

Meh, our punter is 6'4" 230 lbs (Soph). The place kicker is 6' 3" 187 lbs (Soph). Both started as Freshmen and are pretty good. Don't see anything here that's particularly newsworthy.

Not trying to brag or anything, just saying.

August 14, 2013  04:44 PM ET

Since this a punter/kicker thread (talk about a slow day), I recommend all of you go to U tube and type in "Kickelicious". This guy is in training camp with the Detroit Lions.

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August 14, 2013  11:45 PM ET
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Come Saturday Aug 31st, the nation will find out how good he is, because he will be puntin' and puntin' and puntin' and puntin' and puntin' and ...................

Oooooooh, let the trash talk begin. The season's getting close; the crowd is beginning to rumble and roar and as the fever pitch builds up the fans cry out for more!

BTW both teams punters were pretty good last year. Yours ranked 12th and ours 15th overall.

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