Miami football legend Randall Hill has a message for the parents of Hurricanes that he posted to Twitter on Tuesday. The tweet from Hill came after multiple reports of social media posts by the parents of Miami football players complaining about how their sons were treated or commenting on their playing time.
Hill posted that the parents of the Miami players should drive by the practice field during the offseason and see who is there when it’s 90 degrees and grinding from 11 AM to 6 PM. In addition to complaints by the parents, there has been speculation that some Miami players are negatively recruiting against the Hurricanes.
In the midst of a vastly disappointing season, the stress level throughout the Miami football program and fan base has been high. Miami is 5-6 after being picked to win the ACC Coastal Division by the media in the preseason. The Hurricanes need a win versus Pittsburgh on Saturday to become bowl eligible.
Head coach Mario Cristobal said last week that if parents are not happy with the playing time of their sons that like pee wee football they can come and pick them up. Hill had 107 receptions for 1,643 receiving yards, 11 touchdowns and 54 kickoff returns for 1,169 yards for Miami as a wide receiver from 1987 through 1990
The dedication has frequently been questioned within the Miami football program. Cristobal has spoken about the importance of changing the Hurricanes’ culture. Miami seniors D.J. Ivey, Will Mallory and D.J. Scaife all stated the culture change under Cristobal is the biggest thing that has changed during their Hurricane tenure.
Cristobal has preached patience but has also discussed many of the same ideals stated by Hill. Miami needs competition on the Greentree Practice Field to create a sense of urgency and improve its development. Cristobal will have made over the majority of the Miami roster by the beginning of the 2023 season.