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‘Canes officially add transfers from Wisconsin, Virginia

David Gilbert, Donnell Kirkwood AP

Earlier this week, Miami officially added a defensive tackle transfer from Oklahoma State.

Two days later, the Hurricanes have officially doubled up on that defensive line addition.

The U confirmed via a press release Saturday morning that defensive linemen David Gilbert and Justin Renfrow have joined the Hurricanes football program.  The former comes to Coral Gable from Wisconsin, the latter from Virginia.

Both players have one year of eligibility and, as they have graduated from their previous institutions, will be permitted to play immediately in 2013, and both can make an immediate impact in UM’s line rotation.

Gilbert played in 25 games his first two seasons in Madison, but missed all but four in 2011 after suffering a season-ending injury to his right foot.  While he started 13 games in 2012, he missed all of spring practice this year after undergoing another surgical procedure on the same foot.

When healthy, Gilbert was a force along the Badgers’ defensive line.  His 9.5 tackles for loss last season were good for third on the team, while his five sacks were fourth.  Following the season, the junior was named honorable mention All-Big Ten.

It had previously been reported foot injuries would end Gilbert’s collegiate playing career, although subsequent stories surfaced in June that he would move on to Miami.

Renfrow appeared in all 12 games for the Cavaliers last season, and was credited with 11 tackles.  All told, he played in 22 career games for the Hoos.

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11 Responses to “‘Canes officially add transfers from Wisconsin, Virginia”
  1. ncsportsfan says: Aug 10, 2013 11:45 AM

    Transferring to the U is not to hard.

    1) Can you breathe?
    2) Can you play football?
    3) Will you promise to party with our donors?

  2. ankmartin4 says: Aug 10, 2013 12:54 PM

    It must be sad to cheer for NC State

  3. ncsportsfan says: Aug 10, 2013 2:18 PM

    ankmartin4 says:
    Aug 10, 2013 12:54 PM
    It must be sad to cheer for NC State

    Euuwww….I can only imagine!!! Fortunately I don’t even have friends who pull for NCSUx.

  4. BrownsTown says: Aug 10, 2013 2:26 PM

    Wow, from 5 star recruiting machine to dumpster diving.

  5. 35longmiles says: Aug 11, 2013 9:01 AM

    Canes officially still stuck.

    Or does the bowl record, mountain of crushing losses, impending sanctions, historically bad defense, or vast holes in the depth chart mean that you’re “back?”

    The dancing in the streets from finally landing some recruits is a very telling sign of just how wretched []_[] are. It’s reason enough to change to all caps when claiming ” WE’RE BAAAAAACK!”

    UM always has and always will get some blue chips. Fact remains, the PROGRAM has been a dumpster fire for TEN MOTHERFUCKING YEARS!

    You’re presently waiting in the hallway to be called in to the courtroom for sentencing. Go ahead and keep thinking you’re going to get kid gloves. Post sentencing you will spend the next year whining about how everyone from the refs to the commentators to the hot dog vendors is “out to get you.”

    You’re a joke of a football program.

    48-0 is your legacy.

  6. jimmy53 says: Aug 11, 2013 11:03 AM

    These are reaches of desperation. Duh U, what a joke. 7-6 this year–at best.

  7. rodge1 says: Aug 11, 2013 1:34 PM

    These are much needed pick-ups for depth on Miami’s d-line rotation, even if they aren’t the most glamorous. I love the anger towards Miami though, just shows how afraid the haters are of the U improving. Won’t be this year, but Miami will be back sooner than you angry haters think. In the mean time, keep up the ignorant-hating. It makes us proud to be Canes fans here in sunny Miami.

  8. jimmy53 says: Aug 11, 2013 3:27 PM

    Ignorant? Please. I probably know more about your team than you do. Your D-line is still too small to overcome some of the lines they’ll be facing. You lost your Offensive coordinator to the pro’s, and you replaced him with a man that has only called plays in live games during one season—and I’m being nice in saying the offense from that season was an embarrassment. Being a great recruiter won’t help Coley call plays from the booth.

    The team has been irrelevant for years, Duh U fans just haven’t seem to have caught on. You want proof? Duh U has NEVER made it to an ACC Championship game.

  9. bdnnbd says: Aug 11, 2013 5:14 PM

    Had no idea Gilbert was even gone.

  10. raiderufan says: Aug 12, 2013 7:32 AM

    The U made the ACC title game last year but turned it down to try and self sanction since the NCAA won’t get on with it….and for knowing so much about the U you’ll love to know that our starting DT’s average about 295 (starters are over 3oo) and these 2 bring a solid pocket pushing presence for the rotation. Hardly to small in college football.

    Dumpster diving? Miami brings in 2 rotation guys for the d-line and we’re dumpster diving? Yet no one else is when the front page is constantly full of transfers? You just show your hate and ignorance.

    I love the idea that Cane fans are running in here boasting and claiming WE’RE BACK when reality is that it’s just a pack of pathetic haters commenting on rotation guys like we’re claiming national title….it’s pathetic at best.

    But keep boasting and telling yourself you got us…your lack of knowledge is enough to keep making you look dumb after I post this.

  11. phinswinafceast says: Aug 12, 2013 2:33 PM

    jimmy53 says: Aug 11, 2013 3:27 PM

    Ignorant? Please. I probably know more about your team than you do.
    …………………………………………………………………..
    And yet you have the lack of brain cells to say we still can’t get into the ACC Championship. Number 1, qualified for the ACC Championship last year, self imposed a second post season ban to lessen sanctions which will now be nothing more than some fines and a few scholarships at most. This year, Miami is predicted to be in the ACC championship (last year was expected to finish 4th). Last year, Miami split wins and losses of its close games Won BC, GA Tech, NC State while losing to Virginia, UNC, and FSU in close games. This year, expect the winning percentage to be much closer to 100% and for there to be fewer games that come down to the wire for us because we will dominate alot of teams and the close games, we will win because this team was a bunch of freshmen and sophomores playing last year, and now everyone is seasoned and been in the weight room. We’re ready to do some damage, maybe not BCS Championship ready, but we’ll make the ACC Title game and give Clemson or FSU a whole lot to deal with in that game. Hell, when we make the ACC title, I expect us to win and stick to all you haters…Boom!

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