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CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Of Miamis 11 offensive starters from last seasons bowl game, it seems likely that 10 will play when the Hurricanes open the season this weekend.Thats the good news.Heres the other side of that coin: Only three of the defensive starters from that game are back. Graduation ended the Miami careers of four defensive starters from that Sun Bowl loss to Washington State, cornerback Artie Burns left Miami a year early to become a first-round NFL draft pick and all three starters at linebacker in the bowl game departed in an extra-benefits mess surrounding access to luxury rental cars.So not only does Miami have a new coach in Mark Richt, a new staff and a newly remodeled home field, it essentially will have a new defense as well when it plays host to Florida A&M on Saturday night in the season-opener for both teams.No one needs to do anything extraordinary, Richt said Tuesday. They just need to do their job, take care of their business.Nowhere will that philosophy seem more crucial to Miami than at linebacker. Unless Richt and defensive coordinator Manny Diaz change their minds before Saturday, the Hurricanes will start three true freshmen at linebacker in the opener.Zach McCloud, Shaq Quarterman and Michael Pinckney arrived at Miami in January, touted as the future of the Hurricanes defense.That future is apparently now, and quarterback Brad Kaaya is already sold on the trios abilities.Shaq, Pinckney and Zach, you watch them practice, you watch them fly around, you wouldnt really think that theyre freshmen, Kaaya said. I mean, Shaq, I come in here at 5:30 in the morning to get treatment and Shaqs always up at 5 a.m., getting some workout or on the bike. Even if hes not injured or hurting, hes taking care of his body ... like hes a professional already.The only three defensive starters back from the bowl game are defensive lineman Chad Thomas and defensive backs Corn Elder and Rayshawn Jenkins. They have plenty of experience, combining for 40 starts so far in their Miami careers. Everyone else on the Miami defense has combined to make 20 starts as Hurricanes.To put it in even more perspective, Miami is returning 80 percent of its offensive starting lineups from last season, 31 percent of its defensive starting lineups.And the Rattlers will surely try to confuse the new group Saturday.Theyre making a transition with their personnel, Florida A&M coach Alex Wood said. Were always going to try to present multiple looks.With Al-Quadin Muhammad, Juwon Young and Jermaine Grace -- Miamis three leading tacklers from 2015 -- all no longer part of the Hurricanes after the rental-car probe that ended last week, the linebackers will now be asked to grow up in a hurry. Young has been gone for weeks, but Muhammad and Grace were both figuring to be starters for the Hurricanes as recently as just a few days ago.Their departures led to plenty of changes on the depth chart.Its been a learning experience, Quarterman said during camp.Saturday will be another one, for certain. The Hurricanes have won the last nine meetings against Florida A&M by an average score of 49-6, and the Rattlers are coming off a 1-10 season. But there will be pressure for Miami to perform right away, and for a defense to set the tone.Kaaya said hes seen a similar situation with lots of experience on one side of the ball, lots of inexperience on the other once before. His senior year of high school featured a team that was loaded with offensive talent, and loaded with newcomers on the defensive side.Our defense was fairly inexperienced, but they got it together by Week 3 or 4, Kaaya said. And we just rolled from there and won a state championship. So well see. Cheap Panthers Jerseys . According to a report from the Vancouver Province, the Lions are expected to replace former DC Rich Stubler with defensive backs coach Mark Washington. Authentic Custom Panthers Jersey . Note: The Calgary Flames announced Tuesday that Sean Monahan would not be made available to Canadas World Junior team. http://www.customnhlpanthersjersey.com/custom-bill-torrey-jersey-large-72d.html . To the surprise of many, it isnt the Wolverines but their in-state rivals the Michigan State Spartans. Cheap Custom Panthers Jersey . Parker had 26 points and eight assists and San Antonio beat Toronto 112-99 Monday night. "We won that game because of Tony Parkers aggressiveness," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "His juice; his aggression all night long. Custom Panthers Jerseys . The Masters champion and winner of last weeks Australian PGA has a three-round total of 14-under 199 at Royal Melbourne. "Im in a really good position for tomorrow," Scott said. A poignant moment, a redemption like weve never seen before in Test cricket - Mohammad Amir bowling again at Lords. After that fateful day in 2010 when he crossed a white line and endured the loneliness of isolation in gaol, he must surely have wondered if the game would ever afford him a second coming. But so it has come to pass.Cricket has a history of redemption stories, not all of them as dramatic as Amirs, though. For Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif, co-conspirators on that infamous day, one wonders whether there will ever be another postscript to their careers. Asifs sublime talents will be more of a loss to the game than Butts, a decent enough batsman though he was without ever threatening to be one of the greats of Pakistan cricket. Perhaps advancing years will conspire against them making an international comeback.Old age has done nothing to curb Brad Hoggs amazing return to a cricket career that was all but written off a few years ago. That Western Australia coach Justin Langer is sorry to lose a 45-year-old to another franchise speaks volumes for the success of Hoggs renaissance. To think that a cricketer of that vintage can still command bargaining power to negotiate bigger contracts.To return to crickets great comeback stories, let me prod the memories of readers to see if we can think of other tales as wonderfully redemptive as Amirs. My mind darts immediately to Bob Simpson returning to captain Australia during World Series Cricket, in much the same way that Colin Cowdrey fronted up to face Jeff Thomsons thunderbolts earlier that decade.In terms of recovering from a brush with the law, neither Hansie Cronje nor Mohammad Azharuddin had the opportunity to purge themselves of the stain on their careers after the match-fixing allegations. Like Saleem Malik before them, they were probably too old to start again, despite impressive careers to that point.Shane Warne had a number of comebacks, from injury, from retirement, and from the drug suspension just before the 2003 World Cup when he allegedly took pharmaceutical advice from his mum. In my opinion, he should have got an extra year for such a lame excuse!It doesnt get more dramatic than the courage shown by the Sri Lankan cricketers who returned to international cricket after the bus shooting incident in Pakistan. It speaks volumes for their love of the game, undiminished even under a hail of bullets. Of those cricketers who returned from rebel tours to South Africa in the 1980s to enjoy meaningful international careers, Terry Alderman, Graham Gooch, John Emburey and Kepler Wessels come readily to mind. Wessels ccase was unusual in that he not only went on to represent South Africa but also captained them in their inaugural World Cup, in 1992.dddddddddddd Gooch and Emburey were also forgiven to the extent that they captained England after the rebel tours, Emburey being even more remarkable by going on a second rebel tour and being picked again for England between 1992 and 1995. Now thats called having your biltong and eating it!The return of Alderman and Gooch has an ironic twist to it of course - such was Aldermans dominance over Gooch in 1989 that the batsman allegedly requested he be dropped because his front pad kept getting in the way of Aldermans gentle swingers. It was almost a Lazarus moment: asking to be dropped and then peeling off 333 against India barely 12 months later.As far as I can recall, not many of the West Indies or Sri Lankan rebel tourists had much of a career upon returning from South Africa. Ezra Moseley may have played a few Tests, but he was nowhere near the force he was when he terrorised league cricketers in northern England during the 1980s, myself included.Some would argue that the vast sums of money in the modern game would act as an encouragement to some players to contemplate a comeback (or delay retirement). Viv Richards had a late dalliance with Rishton in the Lancashire League, after he was past his imperious best, no doubt. I recall being flayed by him when Glamorgan played Oxford University in 1993, when he was all but retired, and I remember thinking it was humbling to imagine him in his pomp if this was what he was like as an old man.Conversely, though, I wonder if the less rigorous physical demands of the pre-professional era encouraged a few cricketers to don the whites again, comfortable with their skill levels and not burdened by the demands made in terms of athleticism in T20 cricket these days. Then again, watching the likes of Chris Gayle, Sohail Tanvir and Kieron Pollard in the field now makes you even question that assumption.Whats the opposite of a comeback, when someone simply refuses to desert the troops? In Amir, Pakistan have their youthful hero. In Misbah-ul-Haq, playing in his first Lords Test at 42, they have the other end of the spectrum covered too. His story is that of the gnarly, grizzled, faithful soldier with an unblemished record who refuses to desert his troops. He, with the charismatic Younis Khan, no stranger to multiple career rebirths himself, provides a safe place for Amir to return. ' ' '

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