Randy McMichael - Keeping Busy

<b>Randy McMichael</b> of the Miami Dolphins and Georgia Bulldogs took time out of his busy schedule on Saturday to help coach the FloridaKids/PerfectCompetition Camp on Saturday. He worked with a talented group of tight ends, and we caught up with him briefly after the camp.

Randy McMichael had his best year receiving for the Miami Dolphins last year with 73 catches for 791 yards and four touchdowns. He probably should have gotten an invite to the Pro Bowl, a fact not lost on McMichael when asked how many he had been to.

"None," said McMichael with a laugh. "My time is coming though. I plan on playing this game for a long time."

McMichael took heed when it was pointed out that the last three years of his career, he'll probably get invited when he doesn't deserve it to make up for the 1st three in his career when he got snubbed.

"I like that," McMichael said laughing again. "It's all about reputation."

McMichael was one of the coaches at the FloridaKids/PerfectCompetition Camp, and he got to work with a talented group of tight ends. He looked like a natural working with the kids on Saturday, are there any coaching plans for him in the future?

"Nah... I'm not going to coach when I retire."

McMichael played under Coach Donnan as well as Coach Richt at the University of Georgia, and he saw a difference between the two.

"Coach Richt was a lot stricter. It's not that Coach Donnan wasn't strict, it's just that Coach Richt ran a much tighter ship. I was worried when coach Richt came, because I knew he didn't use the tight end like Donnan did."

McMichael got to play under different position coaches as well,  two of which are still on the staff.

"I played under Coach Johnson my last year. He's the reason I'm here (NFL). Coach Bobo was my coach when I had my best year. He taught us a ton of stuff."

McMichael is a physical specimen at 6-3 and 250 pounds, and he has the speed of a wide receiver. McMichael ran a 4.51 forty at his pro-day in Athens before he was drafted. What does he miss the most about his college life?

"Well, when you're in the best city in the world (Miami), it's hard to miss anything, but really it's just hanging out with the fellas. That's why all the guys go back to school. It's different in the NFL when it comes to everyone hanging out together."

Part of the reason things change is family. McMichael welcomed his son Isaiah into the world five months ago, and he already has big plans for his youngster.

"He's going to be a Doctor," said McMichael with a laugh.

While the offensive backfield of the Miami Dolphins is in a state of flux, there is at least one steady weapon on the field for the Dolphins in future Pro-Bowl tight end Randy McMichael.


McMichael took time out after the camp to sign a couple of autographs and pose for a picture with one of his top tight ends: Hialeah's Pedro Aldona.

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