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Quick Hits with Coach Blackwell (Part II)

David Blackwell

"I think you are going to see a really really fast football team, much like Florida State," said assistant coach David Blackwell about the Miami Hurricanes. "They are very similar programs, but the one thing people need to realize is that Miami has won 5 straight games against Florida State."

Tell me about your recruiting strategy when it comes to linebackers. Are you looking more for the guys with speed or the guys with size? Blackwell: Well, ideally I'd like to have a 6-foot-3, 240 pound linebacker with 4.4 speed that makes every play on the field. (laughing) But honestly, the main thing I look for is a guy that makes plays. Gerald Hayes at Pittsburgh was 243 pounds, 6-1.5 and plays...

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