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Catching up with Miami Hurricanes opponents, post-Hurricane Irma edition

Catching up with Miami Hurricanes opponents, post-Hurricane Irma edition

Malek Young returns a kick against Bethune-Cookman in UM’s Sept. 2 season-opener. (Getty Images) The college football season is in full swing, even though it seems like the Hurricanes haven’t been a part of it. Here’s a glance at how UM’s future opponents have been doing, in case Irma hasn’t let you to keep up with everything: Toledo (home; Sept. 23, 3:30...
NEW: Ex-Miami football player Jason Geathers tased twice during arrest

NEW: Ex-Miami football player Jason Geathers tased twice during arrest

Jason Geathers sat in a Palm Beach County Jail cell Sunday, not far from the local football fields the Delray Beach native once dominated. Geathers, 37, was arrested early Sunday by Delray Beach police after he was allegedly found in possession of heroin, cocaine and marijuana. When Geathers jumped off a bicycle and ran from officers, he was tased twice before being subdued and handcuffed. Police...
Miami Hurricanes move up three spots in AP poll

Miami Hurricanes move up three spots in AP poll

Braxton Berrios (AP) The Hurricanes haven’t played a game since Sept. 2, but that didn’t stop voters from boosting their poll spot. UM (1-0) jumped three spots to No. 14 in the latest Associated Press top 25, which was released Sunday. The Hurricanes are the second-highest ranked team in the ACC Coastal Division, one spot behind No. 13 Virginia Tech (3-0). From the Atlantic...
An inside look at how the Miami Hurricanes weathered Hurricane Irma

An inside look at how the Miami Hurricanes weathered Hurricane Irma

Running back Mark Walton runs toward the practice field on Sunday. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) [ UM returns to practice post-Irma with questions ] LAKE BUENA VISTA — Miami isn’t home, but at least, there’s green grass, whistles blowing and footballs flying. Miami isn’t home, but at last, they’re practicing again. After a 10-day...

Mark Richt: Decision to cancel Arkansas State game about ‘respect’

LAKE BUENA VISTA — Miami isn’t home, but at least, there’s green grass, whistles blowing and footballs flying. Miami isn’t home, but at last, they’re practicing again. After a 10-day break caused by Hurricane Irma, UM held a full practice Sunday. All players and coaches were present and accounted for, and that was no minor victory. The threat of Irma chased...
Miami Hurricanes coaches slam critics questioning cancellation of Arkansas State game

Miami Hurricanes coaches slam critics questioning cancellation of Arkansas State game

In this geocolor image GOES-16 satellite image taken Thursday, Sep. 7, 2017, at 11:15 a.m. EDT, shows the eye of Hurricane Irma, center, just north of the island of Hispaniola, with Hurricane Katia, left, in the Gulf of Mexico, and Hurricane Jose, right, in the Atlantic Ocean. Irma, a fearsome Category 5 storm, cut a path of devastation across the northern Caribbean,...
Blackman wants chance to compete and now has extra week to prepare

Blackman wants chance to compete and now has extra week to prepare

There’s just no relenting on the mystery that surrounds James Blackman’s ability to lead Florida State as Jimbo Fisher’s emergency quarterback. The true freshman from Glades Central High School is scheduled to start the Seminoles’ next game, whenever that may be. Ex-Glades Central teammates support Blackmon Get the latest on Hurricane Irma FSU’s game with Louisiana-Monroe...
Hurricane Irma: Miami Hurricanes football game at Arkansas State is canceled

Hurricane Irma: Miami Hurricanes football game at Arkansas State is canceled

Mark Richt watches his team a 2016 game at Virginia Tech. (Getty Images) Because of concerns about Hurricane Irma’a impact on South Florida, Miami and Arkansas State have canceled Saturday’s game, The Post has learned. The game was to be played at 3:30 p.m. in Jonesboro, Arkansas. It will not be made up. This is a breaking news story. More to come.
JUST IN: Miami Hurricanes’ game at Arkansas State canceled due to Hurricane Irma

JUST IN: Miami Hurricanes’ game at Arkansas State canceled due to Hurricane Irma

This image captured from a National Hurricane Center radar Friday at 8 a.m. shows Hurricane Irma (lower left) making its way west. (NHC) The University of Miami’s football game Saturday against the Arkansas State Red Wolves has been canceled due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Irma in South Florida, the Associated Press reported Wednesday morning. BREAKING: Saturday's...
Florida, LSU, Alabama and more: A deep dive into Miami Hurricanes football scheduling

Florida, LSU, Alabama and more: A deep dive into Miami Hurricanes football scheduling

Blake James (left) was happy to let Mark Richt rebuild Miami’s football program. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) For as long as he is a college athletics director — and at 47, he has plenty of years left — Blake James may not make a better hire than Mark Richt. James, entering his fifth year as Miami’s AD, has seen interest in his football program skyrocket...
Official: Miami Hurricanes, Alabama Crimson Tide to open 2021 season

Official: Miami Hurricanes, Alabama Crimson Tide to open 2021 season

Miami and Alabama, who last played with national titles on the line, will open the 2021 season. [ Players trying to prep for game, not storm ] [ The latest on UM’s Hurricane Irma plans ] [ Tuesday notes: Richards back at practice ] [ Richt&rsquo...
Recruiting: DT Nesta Silvera decommits from Miami Hurricanes

Recruiting: DT Nesta Silvera decommits from Miami Hurricanes

Miami defensive tackle commit Nesta Silvera drew rave reviews at The Opening. (247Sports) The Hurricanes lost a major commitment Tuesday when defensive tackle  Nesta Silvera announced he was back on the recruiting market. Silvera, from Plantation-American Heritage, said he is still considering UM. This is a breaking story. More to come.
Hurricane Irma: University of Miami making preparations for intense storm

Hurricane Irma: University of Miami making preparations for intense storm

This image captured from a National Hurricane Center radar Friday at 8 a.m. shows Hurricane Irma (lower left) making its way west. (NHC) UM is making preparations for Hurricane Irma, which strengthened to a Category 5 storm as it approached the Leeward Islands on Tuesday. Irma is expected to impact Florida from Friday to Monday, with the most intense conditions anticipated...
Canes Rewatch: 3 reasons why Miami Hurricanes beat Bethune-Cookman, 3 areas to improve for Arkansas State

Canes Rewatch: 3 reasons why Miami Hurricanes beat Bethune-Cookman, 3 areas to improve for Arkansas State

Braxton Berrios and Miami’s wideouts were too much for Bethune-Cookman to handle. (AP) Every week, usually on Mondays, we take a long look at the Hurricanes’ previous game. We’ll share three factors that contributed to either a win or a loss, three areas of improvement heading into the next game and five (give or take) nuggets we noticed watching on film (and...
Report: Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois out for the season

Report: Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois out for the season

Demetrius Jackson (left) and Chad Thomas chase Deondre Francois in the 2016 Miami-FSU game. (Getty Images) [ Richt’s review: Bethune, Ark. State preview ] Florida State quarterback  Deondre Francois — who appeared to seriously injure his left leg in the Seminoles’ loss to Alabama on Saturday — will miss the rest...
Ahmmon Richards injury changes Miami Hurricanes-Arkansas State line

Ahmmon Richards injury changes Miami Hurricanes-Arkansas State line

Ahmmon Richards was Miami’s top receiver as a true freshman. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post) [ Five things we learned from Miami-BCU ] [ Rosier hopes to silence crowds on road ] [ UM defense not gold-standard in opener ] [ Photo gallery | ...
Fisher, Seminoles know there is a lot of season left to play

Fisher, Seminoles know there is a lot of season left to play

Florida State hasn’t been 0-1 since Bobby Bowden’s final season. It comes as a jolt, and with the reported season-ending injury to starting quarterback Deondre Francois there will be aftershocks for the rest of the year. So how could Jimbo Fisher be so buoyant late Saturday night about what comes next, saying “I still think we’ve got a great football team” and even offering...
A list of Miami Hurricanes on 2017 NFL rosters

A list of Miami Hurricanes on 2017 NFL rosters

Updated Sept. 3, 2017 A simple list of every former Hurricanes player currently on an NFL roster, with links to their stats/bios. Nothing more, nothing less. Duke Johnson uses his stiff-arm for the Cleveland Browns, just like he did at Miami. (Getty Images) MIAMI HURRICANES CURRENTLY IN THE NFL Updated Sept. 3, 2017. Years lettered at UM in parentheses. Arizona Cardinals Olsen Pierre (2011-14)...
What Mark Richt said after Miami’s win over Bethune-Cookman

What Mark Richt said after Miami’s win over Bethune-Cookman

Mark Richt (Matt Porter) [ Five things we learned from Miami-BCU ] [ Live blog: All the action as it happened ] [ Pregame notes, photos, video ] MIAMI GARDENS — Keep it here for thoughts from Mark Richt, players and others after UM’s season-opening win.
Live blog: No. 18 Miami Hurricanes vs. Bethune-Cookman

Live blog: No. 18 Miami Hurricanes vs. Bethune-Cookman

Mark Richt (Getty Images) [ Pregame notes, photos, video ] MIAMI GARDENS — Keep it here for live updates from Miami’s season-opener against in-state FCS foe Bethune-Cookman. Kickoff First-time starters: wide receiver  Mike Harley, offensive lineman Navaughn Donaldson, linebacker  Mike Smith...
Pregame live blog: No. 18 Miami Hurricanes vs. Bethune-Cookman

Pregame live blog: No. 18 Miami Hurricanes vs. Bethune-Cookman

Hard Rock Stadium (Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post) It’s game day. We made it. Will be updating this once I get to the stadium. Before I venture north to Hard Rock Stadium from Canes Watch HQ, a few links and notes to get you ready … Pregame reading Two preview pieces to get you ready: A look at five players under pressure (pressure being a relative term...
Five players under pressure: No. 18 Miami Hurricanes vs. Bethune-Cookman

Five players under pressure: No. 18 Miami Hurricanes vs. Bethune-Cookman

Malik Rosier (right) stretches during an Aug. 2017 practice. (Miami Herald) In this weekly series, we’ll list five players who have something to prove in Miami’s upcoming game. Along with the “by the numbers” piece that will drop on Thursdays, consider this our de facto game preview. We’ll mostly looking at potential matchup advantages for either side. Think...
Miami Hurricanes vs. Bethune-Cookman 2017: By the numbers

Miami Hurricanes vs. Bethune-Cookman 2017: By the numbers

Mark Richt takes the field for his first game as Hurricanes coach, Sept. 3, 2016 against Florida A&M. (Getty Images) [ What roles will UM true freshmen play in 2017? ] [ Porter: Why I picked Miami to go 11-1 ] [ ’86 Gang’ defense has high standard ] [ ...
What roles will Miami Hurricanes freshmen play in 2017?

What roles will Miami Hurricanes freshmen play in 2017?

UM freshman defensive tackle Jon Ford (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) [ Porter: Why I picked Miami to go 11-1 ] [ ’86 Gang’ defense has high standard ] [ Preseason bowl projections for Miami ] [ UM hopes Rosier ready to &lsquo...
Miami Hurricanes 2017 preseason bowl projections roundup

Miami Hurricanes 2017 preseason bowl projections roundup

Mark Richt is running headlong into his second season with the Hurricanes. (Miami Herald) [ Coach’s corner: Richt previews Bethune ] [ DT Willis back at Miami ] [ UM hopes Rosier ready to ‘light it up’ ] If Miami’s season plays out ...

Video: Matt Porter explains why he picked Miami Hurricanes to go 11-1 in 2017

We’re back! … is The U back? Over the next few months,  we’ll  find out. Regardless, we have high expectations. Too high,  some might say. So that’s why, in lieu of a preview of the season-opener against Bethune-Cookman, we spent a few minutes explaining why we picked Miami to go 11-1 this season. Watch:    

Coach’s corner: Mark Richt previews Bethune-Cookman season-opener

  [ Practice report from Tuesday morning ] [ Porter’s UM predictions for 2017 ] [ Week 1 depth chart ] CORAL GABLES —  Mark Richt spoke to reporters for the first time this season. Here’s some of what he said: Check back after 12:20 p.m. for...
Practice report: Miami Hurricanes open Bethune-Cookman week 

Practice report: Miami Hurricanes open Bethune-Cookman week 

UM President Julio Frenk (left) greets AD Blake James before Tuesday’s practice. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) [ Porter’s UM predictions for 2017 ] CORAL GABLES — A few notes from the early part of Tuesday’s practice, four days before UM’s season-opener against Bethune-Cookman (12:30 p.m. Saturday, ACC regional networks)...
Miami Hurricanes depth chart for Bethune-Cookman 2017

Miami Hurricanes depth chart for Bethune-Cookman 2017

[ Porter’s UM predictions for 2017 ] [ Richt on radio: Monday WQAM comments ] Miami released its first depth chart of the season Monday afternoon, in advance of Saturday’s season-opener against FCS foe Bethune-Cookman (12:30 p.m., ACC regional networks). Of note: * Ahmmon Richards (hamstring) is...
Miami Hurricanes football: Matt Porter’s 2017 game-by-game predictions

Miami Hurricanes football: Matt Porter’s 2017 game-by-game predictions

Quarterback inexperience is usually a reason to bet against a team, especially when the starter is a redshirt junior who has had a quiet career to this point. So let’s see what you’ve got, Malik Rosier. A relative newcomer is running the show, and that means it’s difficult to project how the 18th-ranked Hurricanes will fare this season. With...
Richt on Radio: Miami coach’s comments open Bethune-Cookman week

Richt on Radio: Miami coach’s comments open Bethune-Cookman week

Mark Richt coaches in Miami’s spring game at Boca Raton High. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post) [ Porter’s UM predictions for 2017 ] Mark Richt began the first game week of the year with his regular appearance on WQAM. Here are a few of the things he said:  
ESPN’s Desmond Howard picks Miami Hurricanes to make 2017 College Football Playoff

ESPN’s Desmond Howard picks Miami Hurricanes to make 2017 College Football Playoff

Maybe Desmond Howard just wants some of his neighbors to be happy. Or maybe he believes this is the Hurricanes’ year. Howard, a South Florida resident and ESPN College GameDay analyst, offered a bold prediction on the network’s season preview show Saturday: Miami in the College Football Playoff. The Hurricanes were one of his four picks for the 2017 playoff, along with Alabama...
Video: Defense, special teams talk and a Miami Hurricanes HOF tour

Video: Defense, special teams talk and a Miami Hurricanes HOF tour

Friday’s video was recorded live at the UM Sports Hall of Fame. [ Should Miami put speed or safety at PR? ] [ LB Smith, CB Jackson promoted to first team ] CORAL GABLES — Last Friday, we brought you to The Rat. This Friday, we’re hanging at The Hall. A downpour meant we weren’t able to do this outside...
Miami Hurricanes have several options with special teams, return game

Miami Hurricanes have several options with special teams, return game

Braxton Berrios is tripped up at the 16-yard line by Florida State punter Logan Tyler with 3:19 left in the Miami-FSU game. (Getty Images) [ CB Jackson, LB Smith earn starting spots; nickel notes ] CORAL GABLES — It’s a hot debate for Hurricanes fans: Steadiness or speed? Braxton Berrios would say — and his coaches and teammates...
Seven Miami Hurricanes named to Senior Bowl watch list

Seven Miami Hurricanes named to Senior Bowl watch list

Trevor Darling (73) battles Chad Thomas during a spring 2016 drill. (UM YouTube video) [ Stats report from UM’s 3rd scrimmage ] [ Three things we learned  | V ideo recap ] [ QB Testaverde is transferring...
Video: a rainy recap of Miami’s last 2017 scrimmage 

Video: a rainy recap of Miami’s last 2017 scrimmage 

(Facebook.com/PostOnMiamiHurricanes) [ Stats report from UM’s 3rd scrimmage ] [ Three things we learned ] [ QB Testaverde is transferring ] CORAL GABLES — Miami’s defense caused havoc, and got out of there before the skies had a chance to. We did the same in our...
Three things we learned from Miami Hurricanes final scrimmage of 2017 camp

Three things we learned from Miami Hurricanes final scrimmage of 2017 camp

Mark Richt was in good spirits after UM’s third scrimmage of camp. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) [ Stats report from UM’s 3rd scrimmage ] [ QB Testaverde is transferring ] CORAL GABLES — Unless something truly remarkable happens next Saturday, Miami won’t be down 24-0 at the half against Bethune-Cookman...
Stats report from Miami Hurricanes’ third and final scrimmage of 2017

Stats report from Miami Hurricanes’ third and final scrimmage of 2017

Malik Rosier (12) ran through his first scrimmage as Hurricanes starting QB. (Miami Herald) CORAL GABLES — Miami conducted its third and final scrimmage of camp on Thursday. Afterward,  Mark Richt read through his trademark “unofficial, official stats” report. UM’s first-stringers ran a one-half game simulation against a scout team mimicking Bethune-Cookman...
Video: Talking Miami Hurricanes QBs with Matt Porter and Hal Habib

Video: Talking Miami Hurricanes QBs with Matt Porter and Hal Habib

(Facebook.com/PostOnMiamiHurricanes) CORAL GABLES — Today’s Facebook Live chat is a special one: Malik Rosier  spoke to us for the first time since he was named starting quarterback, and veteran Post reporter Hal Habib joins the show. We also try — and fail — to put Rosier into context with Hurricanes quarterbacks of the past,...
Yes, Malik Rosier, you really are the Miami Hurricanes’ starting QB

Yes, Malik Rosier, you really are the Miami Hurricanes’ starting QB

Malik Rosier meets with the media for the first time after being named UM starting quarterback. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) CORAL GABLES — The quarterback competition at the University of Miami went on for so long that even when it was over, it took time to believe it. So when the Hurricanes stepped onto the practice field for the first time since Malik Rosier...
Miami Hurricanes practice notes: Ahmmon Richards remains out

Miami Hurricanes practice notes: Ahmmon Richards remains out

Ominous skies to the left, players in the distance on the right. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) [ Analysis: What Rosier means for UM in 2017 ] [ Richt doesn’t expect transfers ] CORAL GABLES — A few notes and thoughts from the early part of Wednesday’s practice, a shortened practice before Thursday&rsquo...
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 ...
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