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Live Thread: Q&A with Tolbert Bain II

Live Thread: Q&A with Tolbert Bain II

Stefan Adams
We're glad to welcome on former Miami Hurricanes defensive back Tolbert Bain II to the boards for tonight's fan Q&A session. He's definitely excited to talk some Hurricanes history with you guys and is also very passionate in his thoughts about where the program is currently at. I'll be turning the thread over to Tolbert in a few minutes, so if anybody has any early questions or comments they want to get in first, post them now and he'll be able to start responding right around 8.

Again, please check out the "Crowdit" App for sports fans that Tolbert is associated with and consider downloading it to use this weekend at Hard Rock for the Michigan State game (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app.crowdit&hl=en_US&gl=US). The app allows you to aggregate all the posts and content pertaining to an event or game on one page, making it easier to share your favorite moments and memories with your friends, family, and fanbase and experience new atmospheres for the first time.

Support a Hurricane and enjoy the Q&A!
 

Comments (71)

Appreciate you all having me on, looking forward to talking some Canes football past and present. You know I got some good stories to share.

Before we get started I need you all to support me, Mel Bratton, Alonzo Highsmith, and Lamar Thomas with our new events app Crowdit. We take all the posts for a game and put it onto one page for you, so all the angles of that cat falling from the App St game are in the same spot and you don't need to waste your time typing in 100 different hashtags or searching the different platforms.

Come over to the West Orange Lot and say whats up at our tailgate, we partnered with Fifty States Vodka so the drinks are flowing.

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Hi Tolbert, thanks for doing this. Thoughts on this weeks game? Any prediction?
 
Welcome Tolbert! Thanks for joining. Why does UM struggle recruiting South Florida?
 
If you could change one thing about Miami right now, what would it be?
 
Coach Bain what’s good? Fellow MNW alum here. My question for you is: With all the Blood, Sweat and Tears that you and former Hurricanes put in to help build this program to the highest level of success imaginable, I need you to explain why it seems that former Hurricane greats like you guys don’t have a voice in how things are being handled as it pertains to the program? It’s one thing to have a bad year or so but this is 15 plus years now of us being mediocre. How do you guys accept that? Do you all really not have the voice to make a change? We need the real spill. I fear that’s the only way change may happen. I know in the past I heard Portis advocated for Blake to get the AD position but how do y’all feel about the current state of the program under him? Appreciate you Coach
 
Favorite story from your time at Miami?
 
Coach Bain what’s good? Fellow MNW alum here. My question for you is: With all the Blood, Sweat and Tears that you and former Hurricanes put in to help build this program to the highest level of success imaginable, I need you to explain why it seems that former Hurricane greats like you guys don’t have a voice in how things are being handled as it pertains to the program? It’s one thing to have a bad year or so but this is 15 plus years now of us being mediocre. How do you guys accept that? Do you all really not have the voice to make a change? We need the real spill. I fear that’s the only way change may happen. I know in the past I heard Portis advocated for Blake to get the AD position but how do y’all feel about the current state of the program under him? Appreciate you Coach
its like general motors, you can say you dont like a feature in the car. but its such a big company you dont have a big voice. we dont accept it. all great miami teams had great assistant coaches. head coach is only as good as his assistants. me and some other former canes dont think we have the right assistants right now and if you watch- we dont make any in game adjustments
 
its like general motors, you can say you dont like a feature in the car. but its such a big company you dont have a big voice. we dont accept it. all great miami teams had great assistant coaches. head coach is only as good as his assistants. me and some other former canes dont think we have the right assistants right now and if you watch- we dont make any in game adjustments

Okay, so you had Wanny, Butch and Senator Tubberville (as a GA) all as staff ... who was the guy you absolutely knew would be a great one? who surprised you?
 
Okay, so you had Wanny, Butch and Senator Tubberville (as a GA) all as staff ... who was the guy you absolutely knew would be a great one? who surprised you?
no one surprised us and you had dave campbell on the staff too. everyone who jimmy hired belonged there and same with erickson and butch. all the assistants were great. that's why all the schools kept taking our coaches and we kept reloading. as a player- we knew randy shannon would be great cause he was like a coach on the field
 
Do you think our problem over recent yrs is strictly on coaching/staff, or the entire infrastructure starting at the BOT/AD level?
 
its like general motors, you can say you dont like a feature in the car. but its such a big company you dont have a big voice. we dont accept it. all great miami teams had great assistant coaches. head coach is only as good as his assistants. me and some other former canes dont think we have the right assistants right now and if you watch- we dont make any in game adjustments
Appreciate ya answer Coach. If I’m spending money on that car then it better be reliable. To use your same analogy, right now we got sold a Lemon and instead of doing away with the lemon we keep trying to patch up the small problems and take it to the shop to get fixed. But soon as we drive off, something else breaks down. That’s basically our beloved program the past 15 years. Nothing gonna change until that car is salvaged to the junk yard (clean house).
 

2022 Commits

WR
6'2"
185
Nashville, TN
CB
6'0"
160
Lexington, MS
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205
Valdosta, GA
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175
Fort Myers, FL
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170
Orlando, FL
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185
Mandeville, LA
MLB
6'1"
210
Manvel, TX
OT
6'7"
275
Sandersville, GA

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