It’s not surprising to hear ESPN analyst David Pollack rave about new Miami Hurricanes coach Mark Richt as the linebacker-turned-broadcaster played under him at Georgia. Pollack is also an enormous fan of Craig Kuligowski, Miami’s new defensive-line coach after leaving the same position at Missouri.

“That dude is a stud,” Pollack said on the Ethan Skolnick Show with Chris Wittyngham on 790 the Ticket. “If you’re talking about me going down the list of five defensive-line coaches in college football that’s better at developing talent, I can’t give you five. That dude is a bad mother shut-your-mouth.

“I think it’s a great hire. So I think putting the staff together and finishing up this recruiting and centering it around Brad Kaaya, I think things can happen at Miami.”

Kuligowski is highly regarded. Spending the last 15 years at Missouri, he was the SEC’s longest tenured position coach and pumped out 24 linemen with all-conference honors, including four first-round NFL Draft picks.

Will the days of Canes burying the opposing quarterback return?

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