Former Hurricanes players held conference call

By: @AndySlater

Former Hurricanes football players held a conference call on Thursday to discuss a possible role in helping the University of Miami select the next head coach, according to sources close to the situation.

Multiple former 'Canes were on the call including Bryant McKinnie, Edgerrin James, and Jonathan Vilma. I'm told Vilma is acting as the voice of the group. 

Among the former players that were part of Thursday's discussion, their goal is to have one or two seats on any committee that may be set up by Miami athletic director Blake James to select the Hurricanes next head coach. 

It's unclear how the former players who were included on the conference call were actually selected. 

When asked to confirm the conversation happened, McKinnie on Saturday afternoon told me "it took place" but provided no other details.

James and Vilma were unable to be reached for comment.

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