UM notebook

Miami AD Blake James speaks about program

 

sdegnan@MiamiHerald.com

Miami athletic director Blake James addressed the media Friday outside the new Schwartz Center for Athletic Excellence, home to all the Hurricanes.

He spoke of the program’s “core values: excellence, integrity, family, passion and respect’’ and said that “at the end of the day we want to win national championships…’’

He pointed to the modern, well-appointed Schwartz Center and said, “This gives us a pop. This gives us that ‘wow!’ factor.”

James said his future hopes at UM include a “lit practice field for football” and an “indoor practice facility.”

James also talked about UM’s NCAA case that still hasn’t been resolved, and said he hopes it will be by the start of the football season.

“I can see the light at the end of the tunnel,” he said. “I’m just not sure how close that light is.”

NEW DEPTH CHART

Though the newest depth chart released Friday has Olsen Pierre ahead of Anthony Chickillo at defensive end, Pierre played tackle during practice.

Chickillo wore the first-team black jersey Friday.

The offensive line chart has Jon Feliciano ahead of Malcolm Bunche at left guard. Bunche, who wore a non-contact red jersey Thursday, practiced Friday and seemed fine.

Read more UM stories from the Miami Herald

Join the
Discussion

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category