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As a Miami Hurricanes quarterback, Mark Richt nearly transferred

As a Miami Hurricanes quarterback, Mark Richt nearly transferred

UM coach Howard Schnellenberger and senior quarterback Mark Richt talk during a 1982 game. (Palm Beach Post file photo) CORAL GABLES — If a Hurricanes quarterback behind newly named starter  Malik Rosier wants to transfer,  Mark Richt won’t be happy. But he will understand. Richt once planned to do so himself, before thinking better...
Malik Rosier named Miami Hurricanes starting quarterback

Malik Rosier named Miami Hurricanes starting quarterback

Malik Rosier speaks during UM’s 2017 media day. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) [ A deep dive into Miami’s scheduling, 2017-37 ] [ Recruiting: Pope earns 5th star, UM has No. 1 class ] CORAL GABLES — Mark Richt named Malik Rosier, a redshirt junior and two-year backup, the...
A deep dive into Miami’s future scheduling: Alabama on tap for 2021?

A deep dive into Miami’s future scheduling: Alabama on tap for 2021?

Miami and Alabama, who last played with national titles on the line, could face off to start the 2021 season. TEMPLE Sept. 5 at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens The series was finalized Aug. 3. It’s believed to be a straight home-and-home. Temple, despite being a public university, initially declined to share a contract. We’re still waiting to hear...
Miami Hurricanes football schedule 2017: Notre Dame, Toledo highlight nonconference slate

Miami Hurricanes football schedule 2017: Notre Dame, Toledo highlight nonconference slate

Ahmmon Richards hurdles a defender during the 2016 Miami-Notre Dame game in South Bend, Indiana. (Getty Images) BETHUNE-COOKMAN Sept. 2 at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens (12:30 p.m., RSN) After blanking the Wildcats in 2015, Miami gets another glorified preseason game. Bethune-Cookman is a private school and declined to disclose its deal with UM. However, the Wildcats...
A deep dive into Miami’s future scheduling: LSU headlines 2018 slate

A deep dive into Miami’s future scheduling: LSU headlines 2018 slate

After LSU stomped Miami in the 2005 Peach Bowl, the teams scrapped off the field. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) LSU Sept. 1 at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas (likely televised on ESPN) Scheduling is an imperfect activity. When signing contracts for future games, it’s impossible to know how strong an opponent will be. Next year’s season-opener isn’t...
Miami Hurricanes football earns preseason ranking for first time since 2010

Miami Hurricanes football earns preseason ranking for first time since 2010

Mark Richt (Getty Images) [ Monday morning practice observations ] [ Richt on QB race, injury updates ] CORAL GABLES — They don’t have a starting quarterback — yet — but Miami is a top-25 team. The Hurricanes were ranked 18th in the preseason Associated Press poll, which was released...
Miami Hurricanes practice notes: Kc McDermott, Ahmmon Richards missing early

Miami Hurricanes practice notes: Kc McDermott, Ahmmon Richards missing early

  N’Kosi Perry throws during a drill at Monday’s practice. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) CORAL GABLES — Two starters were missing from the start of Monday’s practice, the first after Saturday’s scrimmage. Left tackle  Kc McDermott was conditioning on a stationary bike. Wide receiver  Ahmmon Richards was not spotted...
Three thoughts after Miami Hurricanes’ scrimmage No. 2 of 2017

Three thoughts after Miami Hurricanes’ scrimmage No. 2 of 2017

Shaq Quarterman and Miami’s defense is making it hard for the offense — but that’s a good thing for the Hurricanes. (Miami Herald) [ Full stats report from Saturday ] Three thoughts after UM’s second scrimmage of camp: 1. It looks like a two-man race at QB.    Mark  Richt has said for more than...
Miami Hurricanes scrimmage No. 2: No starting QB yet 

Miami Hurricanes scrimmage No. 2: No starting QB yet 

(@CanesFootball) [ LB Gordinier out for 2017] [ Irritated Richt ‘rips everybody’] CORAL GABLES — Mark Richt was much happier with his first-string offense’s performance Saturday, when UM scrimmaged for the second time this fall. And he’s closer to naming a starting quarterback, but isn’t ready yet. Malik Rosier and ...
Mark Richt rips offense in advance of Miami Hurricanes scrimmage 

Mark Richt rips offense in advance of Miami Hurricanes scrimmage 

CORAL GABLES — Mark Richt opened his post-practice meeting with reporters by asking we not share what he said to his team in the huddle. Why? It wasn’t nice. Richt wasn’t in a nice mood after Friday’s practice. The reason: his offense didn’t do what he’s asking. Trying to work through a one-minute drill at the end of practice, “it looked like we...

Miami Hurricanes practice notes: Honing in on the details

  Ahmmon Richards biking again. Evidence Njoku (left right), Zalon’tae Hillery (right foot). Waynmon Steed conditioning Hayden Mahoney back. Jon Ford second day of acclimation Same QB order. One thing Perry needs work on: sliding. He had a few ugly ones. 12-23-8-3-18…82 out … two minute … extended … Richt coaching them hard. Demanding perfection with his veterans...
Sheldrick Redwine’s mango salad: Good or not good?

Sheldrick Redwine’s mango salad: Good or not good?

Miami safety Sheldrick Redwine (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post)   CORAL GABLES — If we’re not bringing you the latest food and beverage consumption trends of your favorite football team, then frankly, what are we doing out here? From the media outlet that brought you  Mark Richt‘s sandwich takes comes: Mango salad a la  ...
Christmas in August: Defensive tackle Jon Ford ‘a big gift’ for Miami Hurricanes

Christmas in August: Defensive tackle Jon Ford ‘a big gift’ for Miami Hurricanes

Jon Ford walks off the practice field after his first Hurricanes practice. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) CORAL GABLES — Safeties coach  Ephraim Banda, the only member of the coaching staff to address the media Thursday, was likely expressing the excitement of the entire group. Defensive tackle  Jon Ford, the 6-foot-5, 275-pound freshman from...
Miami Hurricanes practice notes: DT Jon Ford arrives

Miami Hurricanes practice notes: DT Jon Ford arrives

Jon Ford at Thursday’s practice. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) CORAL GABLES – The last 2017 signee who had yet to join Hurricanes has done so. Defensive tackle Jon Ford , held up by academic issues, enrolled and Thursday pulled on a No. 96 practice jersey for the first time. Ford, from Fort Lauderdale-Dillard High, was a three-star recruit....
Miami Hurricanes football in talks to play Alabama

Miami Hurricanes football in talks to play Alabama

Mark Richt speaks at the 2017 ACC Kickoff in Charlotte. (The ACC) CORAL GABLES — The Hurricanes could add Alabama to their schedule in 2021, a source confirmed to the Post. News UM is in talks to play the perennial powerhouse was first reported by the Tuscaloosa News. The game would be in Atlanta at Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the Chik-fil-A Kickoff, televised by ESPN...
2-minute drill: Miami Hurricanes DE Scott Patchan overcoming two ACL tears

2-minute drill: Miami Hurricanes DE Scott Patchan overcoming two ACL tears

Scott Patchan (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) [ Eight Canes under pressure for 2017 ] CORAL GABLES — Scott Patchan hopes all this pain, all this work, all this waiting, will be worth it. In the last three seasons, the redshirt sophomore defensive end has played fewer than four quarters’ worth of competitive football and...
Miami Hurricanes football: eight players under pressure in 2017

Miami Hurricanes football: eight players under pressure in 2017

Kc McDermott (52) must lead the way for UM’s offensive line. (Miami Herald) [ Miami going 12-0? Really? ] CORAL GABLES — These are the types of articles coaches loathe. In their view, every man on the roster has something to prove. Defensive coordinator  Manny Diaz likes to say that “good is the enemy of great,&rdquo...
2-minute drill: Malik Rosier on Miami Hurricanes scrimmage, QB battle 

2-minute drill: Malik Rosier on Miami Hurricanes scrimmage, QB battle 

Malik Rosier speaks during Miami’s 2017 media day. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) CORAL GABLES — When Malik Rosier is on, he reminds his coaches of  Aaron Murray . Aaron Murray, if you’re not familiar, was an outstanding college quarterback. Playing for  Mark Richt at Georgia, he broke the...
Fun times: A website has predicted the 2017 Miami Hurricanes to go 12-0, and it doesn’t end there

Fun times: A website has predicted the 2017 Miami Hurricanes to go 12-0, and it doesn’t end there

Mark Richt going 12-0? There’s a website that actually says it’s going to happen. (Twitter.com) Well, this is the wildest college football-related thing you’ll read all day. The website College Football Analytics, using an algorithmic formula, has simulated every season for every team. Sounds fun! What’s Miami’s record in this exercise? 12-0. Yep! CFA has...

Meet the freshmen: mid-camp thoughts from Miami Hurricanes’ 2017 class

CORAL GABLES — Miami’s freshmen spoke to reporters Monday for the first time as Hurricanes. We caught up with several, including  N’Kosi Perry, Evidence Njoku, DeeJay Dallas, Trajan Bandy, Mike Harley and DJ Johnson, and heard about their goals for their first seasons at UM. Njoku wants to uphold the “Njoku legacy” of being a “freak athlete...
Palm Beach County’s Miami Hurricanes talk about 2017 season

Palm Beach County’s Miami Hurricanes talk about 2017 season

Nine Miami Hurricanes call Palm Beach County home, and they vary from experienced veterans hoping to claim an Atlantic Coast Conference championship in their last season to freshmen hoping to make their mark on this storied program. We caught up with some of them at media day in Coral Gables on Monday. Here is what they had to say: Sophomores on expectations and goals for the 2017 season: Ahmmon Richards...
Q&A: Mike Rumph goes in-depth on Miami Hurricanes cornerbacks

Q&A: Mike Rumph goes in-depth on Miami Hurricanes cornerbacks

Jhavonte Dean (6) runs a drill during practice. (Miami Herald) [ Perry says he doesn’t feel pressure of QB race ] [ Two goals this week: Narrow QB race, make depth chart ] [ Video: Watch QBs throw on Monday ] [ Practice observations: Pinckney back...
Video: Miami Hurricanes QB N’Kosi Perry says he doesn’t feel pressure

Video: Miami Hurricanes QB N’Kosi Perry says he doesn’t feel pressure

N’Kosi Perry speaks to reporters at UM’s media day on Aug. 14, 2017. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) CORAL GABLES — N’Kosi Perry is a cool customer, to be certain. “A lot of people expect a lot of pressure to be on me,” he said, “but I never thought about pressure, from high school to college. I don’t think about it.&rdquo...
Mark Richt press conference on 2017 Miami Hurricanes media day

Mark Richt press conference on 2017 Miami Hurricanes media day

Mark Richt leads a practice in Aug. 2016. (Miami Herald) [ Two goals this week: Narrow QB race, make depth chart ] [ Video: Watch QBs throw on Monday ] [ Practice observations: Pinckney back, Walton OK ] CORAL GABLES — Live updates from  Mark Richt on Miami&rsquo...
Video: Watch Miami Hurricanes QBs throw during Monday’s practice

Video: Watch Miami Hurricanes QBs throw during Monday’s practice

CORAL GABLES — The media was permitted to watch a half-hour of drills on Monday, for Miami’s media day. In this video lasting about five minutes, watch Malik Rosier, Evan Shirreffs, N’Kosi Perry and Cade Weldon throw to tight ends. MORE CANES CAMP 2017 Richt looking for QB, leadership Stats report from the scrimmage ...
Two goals for Mark Richt this week: narrow QB race, create a depth chart

Two goals for Mark Richt this week: narrow QB race, create a depth chart

Mike Harley (3) is one freshman who has earned playing time. (Miami Herald) Entering the third week of camp, Miami is starting to realize who will play this fall and who won’t. That includes its quarterbacks. Mark Richt is likely to cut the group of four quarterbacks contending for the starting job to three — or perhaps two — before Saturday, when the Hurricanes...

Video: Matt Porter recaps Day 11 of Miami Hurricanes camp

CORAL GABLES — We took shelter from threatening skies (and ducks) for this Canes camp report. A ton of scrimmage talk today, including  Mark Richt‘s comments on quarterbacks going live and how he’ll make that decision (0:50), how the defense reacted to Richt’s comments (3:00), the scrimmage and thoughts on CanesFest (3:45), a shout-out to beer (5...
Progress report on Miami Hurricanes defensive line, which could be one of the nation’s best

Progress report on Miami Hurricanes defensive line, which could be one of the nation’s best

UM’s DE Chad Thomas (9) and DL R.J. McIntosh (80) at the University of Miami’s first day of football practice for the 2017 season on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017 in Miami, Fla. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS) CORAL GABLES — The Hurricanes’ strongest unit, by any reasonable projection, is a defensive front loaded with NFL talent. Senior end  Chad...
Entering first Miami Hurricanes scrimmage, Mark Richt still weighing quarterback options

Entering first Miami Hurricanes scrimmage, Mark Richt still weighing quarterback options

Miami quarterbacks, including N’Kosi Perry (5), Evan Shirreffs (16) and Malik Rosier (12) at Tuesday’s practice. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post)   CORAL GABLES — Sometimes, Mark Richt anticipates what reporters are going to ask, and saves them the trouble of asking. “I’m not going to tell you if the [quarterbacks] are live or not, because...
Miami Hurricanes practice notes: Scrimmage prep on Greentree, Day 11

Miami Hurricanes practice notes: Scrimmage prep on Greentree, Day 11

Michael Pinckney stretches before Friday’s practice. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) CORAL GABLES — A few notes from the early portion of Friday’s practice, the ninth of camp and last before UM’s first scrimmage of camp: * UM is focused on preparing for Saturday’s scrimmage, which is expected to end around noon. It’s at Hard Rock Stadium, and ...
Photos: Miami Hurricanes football, Adidas release 2017 alternate jerseys 

Photos: Miami Hurricanes football, Adidas release 2017 alternate jerseys 

A view of the backs of Miami’s new black and green alternate jerseys, as seen in the AllCanes store near UM’s campus. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) The Hurricanes released images of their new alternate jerseys, news of which we brought you last month. First, here’s a look at the ones you can buy in time for Miami’s Sept. 2 season-opener...
Video: Matt Porter recaps Day 9 of Miami Hurricanes camp 2017

Video: Matt Porter recaps Day 9 of Miami Hurricanes camp 2017

(Facebook.com/PostOnMiamiHurricanes) CORAL GABLES — That’s not a filter. Those are real flames I’m spitting. (See if I’m telling the truth by checking out Wednesday’s live chat, in which we discuss the news of the day. Topics include scrimmage talk, thoughts from interviews with  Ahmmon Richards, Braxton Berrios and Thomas Brown...
Jonathan Garvin could be Miami Hurricanes’ 2017 version of Joe Jackson

Jonathan Garvin could be Miami Hurricanes’ 2017 version of Joe Jackson

Jonathan Garvin poses for an All-Area photo at The Post’s studios in Dec. 2016. (Post file photo) CORAL GABLES — They’re both long, wiry, mean defensive ends who, soon after Miami signed them, began to look like the biggest prizes in UM’s recruiting classes. You’re not crazy to think there’s more than a little  Joe Jackson in ...
N’Kosi Perry working on poise; Thomas Brown talks offense, RBs, WRs, TEs

N’Kosi Perry working on poise; Thomas Brown talks offense, RBs, WRs, TEs

UM wide receiver Braxton Berrios talks to a reporter on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post)   CORAL GABLES — N’Kosi Perry has type of talent that leads to fans thinking he’ll be The Next Big Thing. UM offensive coordinator Thomas Brown has a long list of big things for him to work on — today, tomorrow, the next...
Miami Hurricanes practice notes, Day 9: LB Charles Perry injured; ILB, DT updates

Miami Hurricanes practice notes, Day 9: LB Charles Perry injured; ILB, DT updates

Charles Perry causes a goal-line fumble late in the fourth quarter. Notre Dame recovered. (Getty Images) CORAL GABLES — A few updates from Wednesday morning’s practice … * Junior Sam linebacker  Charles Perry, running as a second-teamer behind starter Zach McCloud, missed the early part of practice. The Royal Palm Beach High alum was wearing a...
Video: Matt Porter recaps Day 8 of Miami Hurricanes camp 2017

Video: Matt Porter recaps Day 8 of Miami Hurricanes camp 2017

The enemy. CORAL GABLES — A review of the Miami’s seventh practice of the fall, with a hat tip to a nearby flock of ducks who resisted their bloodthirsty urges long enough for us to have a 10-minute chat. Watch: CANES CAMP 2017 Day 8 Secondary has primary concern: turnovers Video: Meet Dee...
Reloading Miami Hurricanes secondary has a primary concern: more turnovers in 2017

Reloading Miami Hurricanes secondary has a primary concern: more turnovers in 2017

Miami safety Sheldrick Redwine (right) tries to strip the ball from teammate Jaquan Johnson during an Aug. 2017 practice. (Miami Herald) CORAL GABLES — They were sometimes at the mercy of momentum. An oblong, pointed ball can bounce in unpredictable ways. But the Hurricanes’ coaches feel that as good as their defense was last year, they could have done much more...

Video: Meet Dee Delaney, Miami Hurricanes’ latest grad transfer CB standout

CORAL GABLES — For the second year in a row, Miami has a grad transfer cornerback looking to prove himself worthy of the next level. Like  Adrian Colbert — who came from Texas, spent last season as a Hurricane and is now with the San Francisco 49ers —  Dee Delaney is thankful for the opportunity. Get to know the transfer from...
Miami Hurricanes practice notes: A new face at PR on Day 8

Miami Hurricanes practice notes: A new face at PR on Day 8

A wide-angle look at Greentree on Aug. 8, 2017. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) CORAL GABLES — A few notes from the early viewing of Tuesday’s practice, UM’s seventh of camp on the eighth day of drills: *  Lawrence Cager fielding punts.  How does that sound to you? The redshirt sophomore, Miami’s second-tallest wide receiver at 6-5 (and 215 ...
Video: Matt Porter recaps Day 7 of Miami Hurricanes camp 2017

Video: Matt Porter recaps Day 7 of Miami Hurricanes camp 2017

(facebook.com/postonmiamihurricanes) CORAL GABLES — It’s a “video chat” about “Canes practice.” In Monday’s installment we talked about Nick Linder‘s transfer and further analysis of what it means for UM’s roster and depth chart, (0:40), the injured  Evidence Njoku (4:40),  Michael Pinckney (6:20)...
Miami Hurricanes QBs Malik Rosier, Evan Shirreffs both aiming for starting job

Miami Hurricanes QBs Malik Rosier, Evan Shirreffs both aiming for starting job

Malik Rosier (12) throws during an Aug. 2017 practice as Evan Shirreffs (16) waits his turn. (AP) CORAL GABLES — He may or may not be Miami’s next starting quarterback, but M alik Rosier seems to be preparing like he will be. “I’ve watched Arkansas State,” he said. “I’ve watched Notre Dame. I’ve tried to figure out the teams...
C Nick Linder transferring from Miami Hurricanes 

C Nick Linder transferring from Miami Hurricanes 

Nick Linder speaks to reporters during a UM community event in June 2017. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) CORAL GABLES — Senior center Nick Linder is leaving the program, Mark Richt said Monday. This is a developing story. More to come shortly.
Miami Hurricanes practice notes, Day: 7: Freshman WR Evidence Njoku injured 

Miami Hurricanes practice notes, Day: 7: Freshman WR Evidence Njoku injured 

Evidence Njoku during a Miami practice the opening week of camp. (instagram.com/mattyports) CORAL GABLES — Freshman wide receiver Evidence Njoku was among those not present for Monday’s practice, the sixth of camp, after a day of rest Sunday. Njoku, who had been practicing wearing a brace on his right knee, was wearing a thicker, stabilizing brace on his left knee ...
Video: Matt Porter recaps Day 5 of Miami Hurricanes camp 2017

Video: Matt Porter recaps Day 5 of Miami Hurricanes camp 2017

(Facebook.com/PostOnMiamiHurricanes) CORAL GABLES — It might be Casual Saturday, but there are Canes matters to discuss. Against the backdrop of UM’s Lake Osceola, we got into Miami’s ‘U Network’ (0:30), the status of  Ahmmon Richards, Michael Pinckney and  Michael Irvin II (1:45), Richt’s comments on quarterbacks (2:05),  ...
Practice notes, Day 5: Ahmmon Richards returns; Can Miami Hurricanes solve penalty issues?

Practice notes, Day 5: Ahmmon Richards returns; Can Miami Hurricanes solve penalty issues?

Officials at Miami practice on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) CORAL GABLES — Three topics of interest after Saturday’s practice, the fifth of camp and the official end of Week 1 of camp: Richards returns: Sophomore wide receiver  Ahmmon Richards was back in action after missing Friday’s drills. The Wellington High grad and returning...

Mark Richt weighs in on Miami Hurricanes QB race, one week before first scrimmage

CORAL GABLES — Mark Richt has gone into many a season not knowing who his starting quarterback will be, so this isn’t anything new. That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s fun for him. In this video from Saturday’s chat with reporters, Richt shares a few thoughts on the QB race, and what he’s seeing so far: CANES CAMP 2017 Day 5 ...
Video: Miami Hurricanes WR coach Ron Dugans excited by freshman additions

Video: Miami Hurricanes WR coach Ron Dugans excited by freshman additions

Ron Dugans (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) CORAL GABLES — Ron Dugans is excited about the four freshmen in his group. UM’s wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator tells us what he’s seeing from Jeff Thomas, Mike Harley, DeeJay Dallas and Evidence Njoku in this video: CANES CAMP 2017 Day 4 Video: Dugans...

Video: Matt Porter recaps Day 4 of Miami Hurricanes camp 2017

CORAL GABLES — We found shade! A banyan tree outside UM’s Hecht Center was a perfect spot to have an extended discussion of Day 4 of UM camp, including thoughts on the quarterbacks, UM’s standing in the preseason polls and the injuries to  Ahmmon Richards,  Michael Pinckney and  Michael Irvin II.  CANES CAMP...
Mark Richt still deciding whether to let Miami Hurricanes QBs take scrimmage hits

Mark Richt still deciding whether to let Miami Hurricanes QBs take scrimmage hits

N’Kosi Perry (5) and Evan Shirreffs (16) run drills as the University of Miami opens fall football camp at Greentree Field on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald/TNS) CORAL GABLES — An injury to a quarterback in a full-contact scrimmage makes any coach queasy. Perhaps  Mark Richt‘s mind was flooded with thoughts of  ...
Miami Hurricanes practice notes: stars conditioning on Day 4, QB watch is on

Miami Hurricanes practice notes: stars conditioning on Day 4, QB watch is on

Ahmmon Richards (left) and Michael Pinckney during the early part of Friday’s practice. (instagram.com/mattyports) A ho-hum start to the morning on Day 4 of Miami camp. Two former freshman All-Americans were doing conditioning drills at the start of practice. Wide receiver Ahmmon Richards joined linebacker Michael Pinckney on the stretch-and-bike circuit — which happens at...
Young Miami Hurricanes Travis Homer, Jeff Thomas turning heads on offense

Young Miami Hurricanes Travis Homer, Jeff Thomas turning heads on offense

UM’s DJ Johnson (1) and Jeff Thomas (4) cool off in a tub of ice water after the second day of University of Miami football camp at Greentree Field on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald/TNS) CORAL GABLES — It’s fairly clear that  Thomas Brown likes coaching  Travis Homer. According to Brown, UM’s offensive coordinator...
Miami Hurricanes football ranked 18th in 2017 preseason coaches’ poll

Miami Hurricanes football ranked 18th in 2017 preseason coaches’ poll

Miami’s quarterback question is a primary reason the Hurricanes aren’t ranked higher. (Miami Herald) CORAL GABLES — The Hurricanes are coming off their first bowl win in a decade. They finished the season ranked — 20th — for the first time since 2009. They return a lot from that 9-4 team. They are hoping to play for an ACC title for the first time ...
Miami Hurricanes practice notes: Jeff Thomas, DeeJay Dallas returning punts on Day 3

Miami Hurricanes practice notes: Jeff Thomas, DeeJay Dallas returning punts on Day 3

Wide receivers coach Ron Dugans with Jeff Thomas (4) on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald) CORAL GABLES — This isn’t to say Braxton Berrios  won’t be back there if Miami punts against Bethune-Cookman. (OK, Miami’s probably not punting against Bethune-Cookman. At least, you wouldn’t think.) But maybe Berrios will be the guy to return...

Video: Matt Porter recaps Day 2 of Miami Hurricanes camp 2017

CORAL GABLES — A lot of topics to get to on Day 2 of Canes camp, like the quarterbacks, running backs, tight ends … oh, every position group. Punters … … and a lot of viewer questions, which you can’t see if you’re watching this video in this particular format. Watch here on Facebook, if you want the full-community aspect. CANES CAMP 2017 Day 2 ...

Manny Diaz goes in-depth on his 2017 defense, early in training camp

  Notes from a chat with defensive coordinator  Manny Diaz, who spoke to the media for the first time this camp: * This is a confident group, as displayed in this video we posted earlier. That confidence, Diaz said, comes from preparation. Every team in America feels proud of their offseason work at this point in camp, and while Miami has enough...
Video: Miami Hurricanes defense a confident group entering 2017

Video: Miami Hurricanes defense a confident group entering 2017

CORAL GABLES — More from defensive coordinator  Manny Diaz in a bit, but for now, enjoy this video piece with Diaz and linebackers  Shaq Quarterman and  Zach McCloud discussing what Miami’s defense could be in 2017. For a taste, here’s Quarterman on what keeps a defense motivated after last year’s 9-4 season: &ldquo...
Miami Hurricanes practice notes: Michael Irvin II returns on Day 2

Miami Hurricanes practice notes: Michael Irvin II returns on Day 2

Michael Irvin II runs through a drill during Tuesday’s practice, as Mark  Richt watches. (Miami Herald) CORAL GABLES — A few early notes from the media viewing portion of Wednesday’s practice, the second of Fall 2017: * Sophomore tight end  Michael Irvin II was back at practice. Irvin, a contender for the backup job behind senior starter  ...
Miami Hurricanes’ Chris Lykes is 5-7 and can get way up

Miami Hurricanes’ Chris Lykes is 5-7 and can get way up

(instagram.com/iam_lykesdat) He is listed at 5-foot-7, and Chris Lykes can get his 160 pounds pretty high in the air. “42 inch vert…not bad!” Lykes wrote, adding a shrug emoji. Lykes, a D.C.-area native whose high-energy style coach Jim Larranaga has praised, is trying to earn first-year reps behind senior ...
‘He’s a passer, not just a thrower’: Mark Richt on N’Kosi Perry debut

‘He’s a passer, not just a thrower’: Mark Richt on N’Kosi Perry debut

CORAL GABLES —  N’Kosi Perry‘s first practice as a college quarterback lasted a little longer than expected. Or, to hear Mark Richt tell it, that was what he expected. After the Hurricanes ran a two-hour session on a 90-degree Tuesday morning, Perry was one of the last players off the practice field. Richt grabbed a ball and a center...

Photos, videos: Miami Hurricanes football returns to practice

CORAL GABLES — A few scenes from a bright and sunny morning at Miami’s first fall practice of 2017:   CANES CAMP 2017 Video: Perry runs through first drills Day 1 practice notes: Perry batting third 10 big storylines, how to follow camp In-depth position previews ...
Practice notes: N’Kosi Perry opens Miami Hurricanes fall camp as third-stringer

Practice notes: N’Kosi Perry opens Miami Hurricanes fall camp as third-stringer

Michael Badgley kicks a field goal under the watch of Mark Richt (rear) at Tuesday’s opening fall practice. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) CORAL GABLES — Notes from the media viewing portion of Tuesday’s fall practice, Miami’s first of 2017: * Quarterback  N’Kosi Perry worked as a third-teamer in individual drills, behind (in...

Miami Hurricanes to play Central Michigan in football in 2019

Add Central Michigan to the list of non-conference opponents Miami will face in the coming seasons. UM announced Monday it will host the Chippewas, of the Mid-American Conference, on Sept. 21, 2019 at Hard Rock Stadium. It will be the first meeting of the schools. The Hurricanes are 5-0 against MAC Schools in their history. UM kicks off the 2019 season against Florida in Orlando. A school press release...
Miami Hurricanes football: Ten important storylines for 2017 camp, how to follow camp

Miami Hurricanes football: Ten important storylines for 2017 camp, how to follow camp

A general view of a helmet at Miami practice at Greentree Fields, Aug. 2016. (Miami Herald) Year No. 2 of Miami’s Mark Richt era unofficially begins Tuesday, when the Hurricanes return to the practice field after 9 a.m. They’ll run through 23 practice sessions before breaking camp and going into game-week mode, in preparation for the Sept. 2 season-opener against...
Former Miami CB Terrance Henley headed to FCS school

Former Miami CB Terrance Henley headed to FCS school

UM’s 2016 cornerbacks unit. (Instagram/HenleyUpNext) Of the Miami cornerbacks in the above photo, which was taken during 2016 fall practices, only three remain in the picture. One who isn’t: Terrance Henley, who recently left the team. According to a post on his Instagram account, Henley has landed at Southern Illinois, an FCS school. SIU did not immediately...
Ex-Hurricanes RB Joe Yearby to get Washington Redskins tryout

Ex-Hurricanes RB Joe Yearby to get Washington Redskins tryout

Joe Yearby rushes for yardage on Nov. 27, 2015 at Pittsburgh. (Getty Images) An injury to Washington Redskins running back  Keith Marshall created an opportunity for  Joe Yearby. After two unsuccessful NFL tryouts, the undrafted former Hurricanes running back will try out for Washington, according to CSN Mid-Atlantic. With Keith Marshall done, ...
CB Ryan Mayes leaves Miami Hurricanes 

CB Ryan Mayes leaves Miami Hurricanes 

2017 Miami Hurricanes Camp Preview Series QB | RB | WR | TE | OL | DL | LB | DB | ST UM announced that cornerback Ryan Mayes is no longer a member of the football program. The school did not give a reason...
Basketball: Miami will play Hawaii really, really early in the morning

Basketball: Miami will play Hawaii really, really early in the morning

Hawaii local time is closer to what Australian guard D.J. Vasiljevic grew up with. (UM Athletics) [ Larranaga expects standout freshman back for season ] [ Miami scheduled non-conference games in recruits’ hometowns ] If you plan to watch every Miami basketball game this season, and you plan to see them live, you&rsquo...

This Miami Hurricanes high-dive fail is guaranteed to enhance your summer

  (Not sure this got enough attention, so I gave it its own blog post.) This, from last weekend’s  Paradise Camp, is one of my favorite moments of Miami’s offseason. Be sure to watch with the sound on. Nothing says summer like laughing at your friends doing stupid stuff on the water. They’re about to put the high-dive high jinks on hold, unfortunately. UM camp...
Mark Richt said ‘The U’ is back on Sportscenter; can Miami Hurricanes prove him right?

Mark Richt said ‘The U’ is back on Sportscenter; can Miami Hurricanes prove him right?

Mark Richt appeared on ESPN’s programming Tuesday, and said something sure to perk up ears nationwide. (ESPN) Wait, did  Mark Richt go on national TV and calmly and confidently declare, “‘ The U’ is back“? Yes. Yes, he did. Those were the words Richt chose to close his Tuesday morning hit on ESPN’s Sportscenter, which included talk...
Report: Former Miami linebacker Juwon Young suspended at Marshall

Report: Former Miami linebacker Juwon Young suspended at Marshall

Juwon Young. (Getty Images) A former Hurricane who transferred amid NCAA trouble will be suspended at his new school. Marshall announced Monday that linebacker  Juwon Young , who left UM last August, will sit the first four games of this year. . @HerdFB coach @DOCMUFB announces LB Juwon Young will miss...
Video: Ed Reed’s speech to Miami Hurricanes recruits at 2017 Paradise Camp

Video: Ed Reed’s speech to Miami Hurricanes recruits at 2017 Paradise Camp

Hurricanes great Ed Reed was one of the former UM stars who returned to campus Saturday as guest coaches for Paradise Camp. He was the featured speaker at the event, and shared five-plus minutes of advice with recruits after the camp ended. See the entire video above, and click here for more thoughts from Reed on his personal coaching aspirations and future...

Video: Ed Reed on aspirations of coaching Miami Hurricanes, future plans

Ed Reed has heard the question — Is ‘The U’ back? — so many times, he has an answer ready. “Miami has never left,” he said. “Teams go through things. Teams struggle. Last time I checked, we’ve still got championships here. We’ve been through sanctions and stuff like that. We’ll come up out of it. We have before. We&rsquo...

Video: Five-star RB Lorenzo Lingard on Paradise Camp, Miami Hurricanes 2018 class

For  Lorenzo Lingard , Paradise Camp was all about settling in at his future home. The five-star running back from Orange City, Fla., a centerpiece of Miami’s 2018 recruiting class, reviews Paradise Camp and shares his thoughts on the Hurricanes’ future (with a guest appearance from linebacker Shaq Quarterman). More...
Paradise Camp 2017: Michael Irvin high on Miami Hurricanes’ Ahmmon Richards 

Paradise Camp 2017: Michael Irvin high on Miami Hurricanes’ Ahmmon Richards 

Willis McGahee jokes as Michael Irvin speaks at Paradise Camp 2017. (Matt Porter/the Palm Beach Post) Michael Irvin has a son at Miami, but to hear him tell it, he has more than one. He’s high on sophomore Ahmmon Richards, who last year broke his 31-year-old UM freshman record for receiving yards. “I love it,” he said, when asked how good Richards could...
Recruiting: 2019 OL Brandon Cunningham commits to Miami Hurricanes

Recruiting: 2019 OL Brandon Cunningham commits to Miami Hurricanes

A general view of a helmet at Miami practice at Greentree Fields, Aug. 2016. (Miami Herald) Brandon Cunningham, a Mississippi-based offensive tackle in the 2019 class, became the latest player to commit to Miami. He pledged to UM on Saturday at Paradise Camp, according to InsideTheU and Canesport. Cunningham, rated four stars by 247Sports and three stars by Rivals, plays at St. Martin...

Paradise Camp 2017: Mark Richt performs annual backflip, top recruits expected to attend Saturday

Mark Richt has taken his annual Paradise plunge. Growing up in Boca Raton, the future Hurricanes quarterback and head coach learned a fun party trick: how to execute a single backflip off the high-dive, falling backward and hitting the water feet-first. He perfected it during his college days, hanging out at the UM pool, and used to entertain his players and staff at...
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