Junior Willie Cooper has been moved back and forth from linebacker to safety numerous times during his career at UM. But the moves were not a big deal to Cooper, because he is completely a team-first player.
Willie Cooper is one of four players adjusting to a new position this spring. He is doing what he can to help the team and has had a solid spring.
Willie Cooper is a redshirt freshman safety from St. Augustine High School. Last year Cooper traveled with the team as a redshirt, but did not play in any games. This year Cooper is fighting for playing time specifically in nickel and dime situations.
Last year the Hurricanes boasted one of the nation's top defensive back units led by Thorpe finalist Sean Taylor. Gone are Taylor, Maurice Sikes, and Alfonso Marshall. Good thing Antrel Rolle decided to return for his senior year after debating whether or not to enter the NFL Draft.
Another good afternoon for football as the Hurricanes completed their first week of practices. With their first game less than three weeks away progress is imperative. The players were just in shoulder pads today but the intensity was there once again.
August 10, 2003
When Daytona Beach (Fla.) Seabreeze standout quarterback Xavier Lee was named the state's Junior Player of the Year last year, it wasn't that big a surprise to anyone who paid attention to what Lee did to opposing defenses last season.
Miami Hurricane defensive backs. They run, cover, hit and make plays. But most important, they are all returning.