Barry Jackson: NFL studies that shed light on Miami’s 15-year decline. And what must change.

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Miami Herald

MIAMI — The Miami Hurricanes have no business losing to teams without any players that they even recruited, and they have done it now three times in four years with FIU, Louisiana Tech and Middle Tennessee. But here’s the most monumental challenge awaiting UM coach Mario Cristobal: Acquiring more elite, NFL-quality players, the ones who can help UM become a top-20 program again. The NFL released two studies this season, and both reflect the deficiencies in UM’s talent acquisition in the 15 years before Cristobal: — For a long time, the Canes ranked among the leaders in active NFL players. No l…

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