Miami Hurricanes News: Cristobal criticism, potential hoops transfer

Nov 9, 2021; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 9, 2021; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

An anonymous coach criticized Mario Cristobal for his hiring of former Miami Hurricanes offensive coordinator Josh Gattis in the Athlon Sports college football preview issue. Jeff Goodman of Stadium reported that Rutgers transfer guard Cam Spencer is considering the Miami basketball program.

David Lake of Inside the U and Adam Gorney of Rivals wrote about the anonymous coach that criticized Cristobal stating “No one can really explain why they looked so bad last season…They took a dark horse Heisman quarterback (Tyler Van Dyke) and ruined his game.” Gorney disputed many of the anonymous comments.

Another quote stated that Cristobal hired names over good fits. Gorney argued that Cristobal realized that Gattis did not work and cut his losses quickly and moved on. New offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson brings a more modern offense with his modified version of the Air Raid.

Spencer averaged 13.2 points per game, shot 44.4 percent from the field and made 43.4 percent of his three-point line. The potential addition of Spencer would give Miami a needed perimeter shooter after losing Jordan Miller and Isaiah Wong after last season. Spencer could take attention and pressure off of Nijel Pack.

Steve Kraning of Rivals did a film review of recent 2024 defensive lineman commit Daylen Russell to the Miami Hurricanes football program. Kranning separated his film review by his frame, production, strength and motor. Russell was the Miami-Dade Miami Herald 4M-3M Defensive Player of the Year.

Georgia website Dawg Nation wrote that four-star Bulldogs’ safety commit “Jaylen Heyward is “still solid even with Miami lurking.” Heyward was seen wearing Miami gear but told Dawg Nation that he is still solid to Georgia. Despite having two safeties committed expect Miami to keep pushing for Heyward.

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Miami 2024 safety commit Isaiah Thomas appeared on Locked on Canes and spoke to host Alex Donno. Thomas told Donno that Miami ticked off every box for him. At the end of his visit to Florida State is when Thomas decided to commit to Miami. Thomas is the highest-rated defensive player and second overall for Miami in 2024.