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College football’s watch list season is upon us, and here are the ones Hurricanes players earned a spot on

College football’s watch list season is upon us, and here are the ones Hurricanes players earned a spot on

Watch list season is here, and there are plenty of college football awards to keep track of. So here’s a breakdown of all the watch lists that include Hurricanes players, with a little history lesson on each honor. First awarded: 1995 For: defensive player of the year Canes on the list: Jaquan Johnson, Shaquille Quarterman How many on the watch list: 85 Past Canes winners: Dan Morgan in...
Get to know the Hurricanes’ two graduate transfers, Tito Odenigbo and Venzell Boulware

Get to know the Hurricanes’ two graduate transfers, Tito Odenigbo and Venzell Boulware

The Hurricanes looked to two graduate transfers to help solidify their depth up front on both the defensive and offensive lines. Redshirt senior defensive tackle Tito Odenigbo from Illinois and redshirt junior offensive guard Venzell Boulware from Tennessee. Both are currently practicing as reserves, but they are expected to earn snaps this season as depth options. Odenigbo and Boulware spoke to reporters...
A conversation with Hurricanes quarterbacks coach Jon Richt. How has Malik Rosier improved and what has fall camp been like for Jarren Williams?

A conversation with Hurricanes quarterbacks coach Jon Richt. How has Malik Rosier improved and what has fall camp been like for Jarren Williams?

There isn’t a lot of mystery surrounding the quarterback position at the University of Miami these days. Redshirt senior Malik Rosier is the starter, with redshirt freshmen N’Kosi Perry and Cade Weldon competing for the backup quarterback spot. True freshman Jarren Williams, a former consensus four-star prospect, is fourth on the depth chart. But quarterbacks coach Jon Richt insists the...
Hurricanes hope to get the most out of Trayone Gray, ‘a Mack truck with a Ferrari engine’

Hurricanes hope to get the most out of Trayone Gray, ‘a Mack truck with a Ferrari engine’

How would Hurricanes running back DeeJay Dallas describe Trayone Gray’s playing style? “He’s big, strong,” Dallas said following Tuesday’s practice. “He’s the strongest in [the running back] room, one of the fastest in our room. He might not look fast, but he is fast. He’s like 240, like a Mack truck. He’s like a Mack truck with a Ferrari engine...
Hurricanes QB Jarren Williams being evaluated by medical staff for potential injury, OL George Brown Jr. to have knee surgery

Hurricanes QB Jarren Williams being evaluated by medical staff for potential injury, OL George Brown Jr. to have knee surgery

The Hurricanes were without freshman quarterback Jarren Williams for most of Tuesday’s practice. Williams was a limited participant in practice and is being evaluated by the University of Miami’s medical staff, according to UM. The exact issue or injury Williams is being evaluated for is currently unknown. Offensive coordinator Thomas Brown was asked about Williams’ status following...
Miami Hurricanes notebook: Reserve offensive tackle George Brown Jr. hurt, depth chart watch, IPF update

Miami Hurricanes notebook: Reserve offensive tackle George Brown Jr. hurt, depth chart watch, IPF update

The Hurricanes returned to the practice field Monday without a reserve offensive lineman. Redshirt junior George Brown Jr. was held out of Monday’s practice after suffering a knee injury during Saturday’s scrimmage. The severity of the knee issue is still being determined. “I’m still waiting from [head athletic trainer] Vinny [Scavo] to tell me the final deal, but he did not...
Meet the Hurricanes’ new ‘two-headed monster’ at tight end, freshmen Brevin Jordan and Will Mallory

Meet the Hurricanes’ new ‘two-headed monster’ at tight end, freshmen Brevin Jordan and Will Mallory

Brevin Jordan and Will Mallory do a lot together. As two of the top tight end recruits in the 2018 class, they signed with the Hurricanes together. They enrolled at the University of Miami in May for Summer Session A together. They live together. And they also play together, too, with the Hurricanes expected to utilize a bunch of two-tight-end sets this season. “They come as a package,&rdquo...
What Mark Richt had to say on 2018 Miami Hurricanes media day

What Mark Richt had to say on 2018 Miami Hurricanes media day

Coach Mark Richt spoke at the podium on Miami’s media day Monday. Here’s what Richt had to say ... * The hope is the Hurricanes will be able to start using the new indoor practice facility at some point this week, but Richt stopped short of making an official prediction. Monday’s practice was interrupted by lightning, but the team was able to complete the session. * The severity...
Miami Hurricanes practice notes: Reserve offensive tackle George Brown Jr. hurt, and changes we noticed to depth chart

Miami Hurricanes practice notes: Reserve offensive tackle George Brown Jr. hurt, and changes we noticed to depth chart

A few early notes from the 25-minute media viewing portion of Monday’s Hurricanes practice, the eighth of fall camp ... * Coaches said last week the first changes to the depth chart would come after the first scrimmage. Well, that first scrimmage was Saturday. So after Sunday’s off day, the Hurricanes returned to the practice field Monday and there were changes. The biggest? Freshman tight...
How did the first fall scrimmage go for the Miami Hurricanes? A recap from coach Mark Richt

How did the first fall scrimmage go for the Miami Hurricanes? A recap from coach Mark Richt

The Hurricanes closed their first week of fall camp with their first fall scrimmage Saturday night at Hard Rock Stadium. It was a closed scrimmage and no stats were given when it was over, as coach Mark Richt explained “in the fall, I really don’t want to give anybody a clue to who’s doing what.” But Richt did say the night ended without a major injury. Here&rsquo...
As Hurricanes prepare for first scrimmage of fall camp, here are the freshmen who have impressed so far with feedback from coaches, teammates

As Hurricanes prepare for first scrimmage of fall camp, here are the freshmen who have impressed so far with feedback from coaches, teammates

After starting his first two seasons as the Hurricanes’ head coach with openers against Florida A&M in 2016 and Bethune-Cookman in 2017, this year begins very differently for Mark Richt and his players. Miami starts the season on Sept. 2 with a showdown against LSU in Arlington, Texas as part of the AdvoCare Classic. And with a list of talented freshmen on the roster who could be asked to contribute...
Freshman kicker Bubba Baxa ‘everything that we thought he would be,’ and other Hurricanes special teams stuff to know

Freshman kicker Bubba Baxa ‘everything that we thought he would be,’ and other Hurricanes special teams stuff to know

The Hurricanes will have a new starting kicker this season, and the expectation is that it will be true freshman Bubba Baxa.  With the departure of Michael Badgley, the Hurricanes brought in Baxa as part of their 2018 recruiting class. The Texas native, who was not enrolled at UM in time for spring practices, enters with high expectations as the top kicker in the Kohl’s Kicking...
Hurricanes LB Michael Pinckney dealing with minor ankle injury, and other updates from Mark Richt on Day 6 of camp

Hurricanes LB Michael Pinckney dealing with minor ankle injury, and other updates from Mark Richt on Day 6 of camp

One of the last things the Hurricanes want to happen during fall camp is a serious injury to a starter. Good thing for them, linebacker Michael Pinckney’s injury seems to be minor. The Hurricanes held out Pinckney from Thursday’s practice as he recovered from a “tweaked” ankle. The hope is the junior will be able to participate in Saturday night’s scrimmage, with...
Miami Hurricanes practice notes: LB Michael Pinckney working on side, and other Day 6 updates

Miami Hurricanes practice notes: LB Michael Pinckney working on side, and other Day 6 updates

A few early notes from the 15-minute media viewing portion of Thursday’s Hurricanes practice, the sixth of fall camp ... * Linebacker Michael Pinckney was not working with the rest of the team while the media was allowed to watch practice. Along with Pinckney, fullback Michael Parrott also worked on the side. While in full pads, Pinckney was on the side of the field getting some conditioning...
Hurricanes have a lot of talented WRs competing for playing time. A look at where the group stands

Hurricanes have a lot of talented WRs competing for playing time. A look at where the group stands

Which position do the Hurricanes have the most depth at? It could be wide receiver. With the addition of talented freshman wide receivers like former four-star prospects Mark Pope and Brian Hightower to a group that already included dynamic talent like Ahmmon Richards, Jeff Thomas and Mike Harley, the competition for playing time at the position is one to watch. There are 14 wide receivers on the...
University of Miami names playing surface of new indoor practice facility after receiving $3 million donation

University of Miami names playing surface of new indoor practice facility after receiving $3 million donation

The money continues to come in for the Hurricanes’ new indoor practice facility. A gift of $3 million from alumnus Robert Finizio will make the playing surface of the Carol Soffer Football Indoor Practice Facility the "Robert Finizio Family Field,” the University of Miami announced Wednesday. It’s the second-largest gift the school has received for the building, according to...
TE Michael Irvin II expected to miss four months with knee injury. What is Miami’s plan to replace him? Freshmen

TE Michael Irvin II expected to miss four months with knee injury. What is Miami’s plan to replace him? Freshmen

The Hurricanes’ depth is already being tested. Junior tight end Michael Irvin II sustained an MCL injury in his right knee early in fall camp and is expected to be sidelined for four months, the University of Miami announced Wednesday. That timeline means Irvin could miss the entire regular season, which ends Nov. 24, and that highly-touted freshman tight ends Brevin Jordan and Will Mallory...
CB Trajan Bandy is ‘a little guy,’ but he’s ready for big role with Hurricanes

CB Trajan Bandy is ‘a little guy,’ but he’s ready for big role with Hurricanes

Safety Sheldrick Redwine referred to cornerback Trajan Bandy as “a little guy” after Tuesday’s practice. Redwine isn’t wrong, with Bandy listed at 5-foot-9 and 188 pounds. But these days, Bandy can also be referred to as a starter. Bandy entered fall camp as the second cornerback on the depth chart, according to Hurricanes defensive coordinator Manny Diaz. The sophomore out...
Offensive coordinator Thomas Brown says Hurricanes have ‘more talent than we’ve ever had’ on offense

Offensive coordinator Thomas Brown says Hurricanes have ‘more talent than we’ve ever had’ on offense

The talent is there for the Hurricanes’ offense, the consistency isn’t yet. After the fourth practice of fall camp, offensive coordinator Thomas Brown described the unit as “too much of a roller coaster.”’  “We got more talent than we’ve ever had at every single position. We got really good depth now,” Brown said Tuesday. “We’re just...
Miami Hurricanes practice notes: WR Evidence Njoku back working in drills, and other Day 4 updates

Miami Hurricanes practice notes: WR Evidence Njoku back working in drills, and other Day 4 updates

A few early notes from the 15-minute media viewing portion of Tuesday’s Hurricanes practice, the fourth of fall camp ... * Tuesday was a lighter day than usual. The Hurricanes went through two-hour practices in the first three days of camp, but the fourth session was scheduled to last one hour and 10 minutes. * Redshirt freshman wide receiver Evidence Njoku participated in position drills during...
What does DT Denzel Daxon’s decommitment mean for Hurricanes’ 2019 recruiting class?

What does DT Denzel Daxon’s decommitment mean for Hurricanes’ 2019 recruiting class?

The Hurricanes lost a member of their 2019 recruiting class. Three-star defensive tackle Denzel Daxon decommitted from the Hurricanes, 247Sports first reported Monday morning. Daxon, who will play at Miami-Carol City this season, is ranked as the country’s 46th best defensive tackle and the 83rd best player in the state for this cycle. Mike Tunsil, one of Daxon’s coaches, told CaneSport...
Manny Diaz talks plan for Hurricanes’ talented freshman class, and other stuff to know from Day 3 of camp

Manny Diaz talks plan for Hurricanes’ talented freshman class, and other stuff to know from Day 3 of camp

With so many talented freshmen joining the Hurricanes’ roster, there has to be a plan on how to handle all of the newcomers at the start of fall camp. And defensive coordinator Manny Diaz has one.  “What we do is, the first week, all the freshmen go with the third group,” Diaz said after Miami’s third practice of fall camp Monday. “That way, there’s kind of...
Hurricanes QB Malik Rosier discusses quest to become a more accurate passer and the chip on his shoulder

Hurricanes QB Malik Rosier discusses quest to become a more accurate passer and the chip on his shoulder

When coach Mark Richt named Malik Rosier the Hurricanes’ starting quarterback last month at the ACC’s annual kickoff event, many were surprised. In his first interview with reporters Monday since spring practices in April, Rosier described his reaction to Richt’s declaration as “a sigh of relief.”  “A lot of the guys, we didn’t know, but we knew we&rsquo...
Miami Hurricanes practice notes: Shoulder pads go on, and other Day 3 updates

Miami Hurricanes practice notes: Shoulder pads go on, and other Day 3 updates

Day 3 of fall camp included shoulder pads. After spending the first two practices in jerseys, shorts and helmets, the Hurricanes added shoulder pads to their getup Monday at Greentree as they continue their way through the NCAA’s mandated five-day acclimatization period. Full pads will go on in the fifth practice. A few early notes from the 15-minute media viewing portion of Monday’s Hurricanes...
Hurricanes offense impresses, and other stuff to know from Day 2 of camp

Hurricanes offense impresses, and other stuff to know from Day 2 of camp

Mark Richt wasn’t really pleased with the Hurricanes’ offense on the first day of camp. But the unit was much better on Day 2. “We practiced with the right focus and the right intensity and the right competition level,” Richt said following Sunday’s practice. “It’s really good. Defense pretty much stormed the offense yesterday and the offense got their feelings...
From scout team to starter, DT Gerald Willis is ‘ready to ball’ for Hurricanes

From scout team to starter, DT Gerald Willis is ‘ready to ball’ for Hurricanes

The Hurricanes are relying on a member of last season’s scout team to anchor their defensive line. On the surface, that doesn’t sound great. But when you consider this player is a former five-star recruit, that doesn’t sound so bad. Defensive tackle Gerald Willis is back after spending last season on Miami’s scout team while sitting out for personal reasons. The Hurricanes...
Miami Hurricanes practice notes: Day 2 updates

Miami Hurricanes practice notes: Day 2 updates

A few early notes from the 25-minute media viewing portion of Sunday’s Hurricanes practice, the second of fall camp ... * In case you were wondering, Malik Rosier is still working as the Hurricanes’ starting quarterback. Don’t expect that to change any time soon. The depth chart remains the same behind him, too, with N’Kosi Perry (second), Cade Weldon (third)...
A look at the Hurricanes’ starting offensive line, and other stuff to know from Day 1 of camp

A look at the Hurricanes’ starting offensive line, and other stuff to know from Day 1 of camp

The Hurricanes opened fall camp with the same first-string offensive line that ended the spring. That means Miami began practices Saturday morning with the starting offensive line of Tyree St. Louis at left tackle, Jahair Jones at left guard, Tyler Gauthier at center, Hayden Mahoney at right guard and Navaughn Donaldson at right tackle.  But it took a lot of changes to get to this combination...
Hurricanes WR Ahmmon Richards participates in first full practice since injury. How did it go?

Hurricanes WR Ahmmon Richards participates in first full practice since injury. How did it go?

Wide receiver Ahmmon Richards felt a lot of different things during the Hurricanes’ first practice of fall camp Saturday morning. He felt emotional. He felt tired at times. But most importantly, he felt healthy. The former Wellington High standout participated in his first full practice Saturday since November when he suffered a meniscus injury in his left knee on that same practice field...
Miami Hurricanes practice notes: Day 1 updates

Miami Hurricanes practice notes: Day 1 updates

Welcome to the start of camp.  The Hurricanes held their first fall practice Saturday morning at Greentree Practice Field. Here are a few early notes from the media viewing portion of practice ... * Wide receiver Ahmmon Richards was not wearing a knee brace, which is encouraging considering he suffered a meniscus injury in his left knee in a November practice. He was limited in the spring...
On eve of the start of camp, a Q&A with Hurricanes coach Mark Richt

On eve of the start of camp, a Q&A with Hurricanes coach Mark Richt

It’s been seven months since the Hurricanes fell to Wisconsin in the Orange Bowl to end the season on a three-game losing skid. Seven months too long. Miami has been using its disappointing finish as motivation in offseason workouts and spring practices. But on Saturday morning the Hurricanes will officially begin a new season, finally returning to Greentree Practice Field for the start of camp...
2018 Miami Hurricanes Camp Preview: Which freshmen have a chance to play this season?

2018 Miami Hurricanes Camp Preview: Which freshmen have a chance to play this season?

The Hurricanes enter fall camp with a balanced roster that features a mixture of veteran experience and unproven potential. Most of that unproven potential belongs to members of Miami’s talented 2018 recruiting class. The Hurricanes’ incoming group of freshmen was rated the eighth-best 2018 class in the country by 247Sports, the program’s highest recruiting ranking since 2008 when...
Miami Hurricanes football ranked No. 8 in 2018 preseason coaches poll

Miami Hurricanes football ranked No. 8 in 2018 preseason coaches poll

The preseason hype is real for the Hurricanes. Miami is coming off its first 10-win season since 2003, and the expectations are high entering 2018. How high? The Hurricanes are ranked No. 8 in the Amway preseason coaches poll, which was released Thursday. It marks Miami’s highest ranking in a preseason poll since 2005, when it was also No. 8 in the coaches’ rankings. The Hurricanes finished...
2018 Miami Hurricanes Camp Preview: Can new-look defensive line maintain high standard?

2018 Miami Hurricanes Camp Preview: Can new-look defensive line maintain high standard?

The Hurricanes’ defensive line room will look a little different this season. To start, three starters from last year are gone. Defensive tackles Kendrick Norton and RJ McIntosh opted to bypass their junior years to enter the NFL draft, and defensive end Chad Thomas is also gone. Experienced depth at end (Trent Harris) and tackle (Anthony Moten) finished their Miami careers, too. Even promising...
2018 Miami Hurricanes camp preview: When will the new indoor practice facility be ready for use?

2018 Miami Hurricanes camp preview: When will the new indoor practice facility be ready for use?

The University of Miami saw a need and addressed it. Now, the Hurricanes football program is almost ready to reap the benefits. The first phase of the Carol Soffer Football Indoor Practice Facility is expected to be completed at some point in August for the team to use in inclement weather. With fall camp starting Saturday, that’s good news. “We’re finishing up final construction...
Mark Richt offers glimpse at his recruiting pitch, and explains why recruiting is getting easier for Hurricanes

Mark Richt offers glimpse at his recruiting pitch, and explains why recruiting is getting easier for Hurricanes

Recruiting has gone pretty well for the Hurricanes since Mark Richt arrived prior to the 2016 season. The Hurricanes’ incoming group of freshmen was rated the eighth-best 2018 class in the country by 247Sports. That is Miami’s highest recruiting ranking since 2008, when 247Sports rated the Hurricanes first overall. What is the secret behind Richt’s recruiting success? On-field success...
2018 Miami Hurricanes Camp Preview: Who will earn spots on new-look starting offensive line?

2018 Miami Hurricanes Camp Preview: Who will earn spots on new-look starting offensive line?

The Hurricanes’ offensive line is still a work in progress. After losing the left side of last year’s line – starting left tackle Kc McDermott and starting left guard Trevor Darling are both participating in NFL training camps at the moment – Miami is looking for a new starting five. With the Hurricanes opening the season against LSU on Sept. 2, they only have five weeks...
How did Paradise Camp weekend go for the Hurricanes? A look at each commitment Miami received, plus other tidbits

How did Paradise Camp weekend go for the Hurricanes? A look at each commitment Miami received, plus other tidbits

The Hurricanes held Paradise Camp this past weekend at the University of Miami in Coral Gables. (Photo from Steve Gorten) What kind of weekend did the Hurricanes football program have? A productive one. Miami hosted its third annual Paradise Camp, and it was a big success. About 200 high school football players took part in the two-day event held at the Coral Gables campus, which featured...
Wellington’s Mark-Antony Richards enjoys UM experience

Wellington’s Mark-Antony Richards enjoys UM experience

With a purplish pink dusk and palm trees as his backdrop, Miami Hurricanes football coach Mark Richt said that Paradise Camp was a fitting name for this past weekend’s premier recruiting event because “it does look like a resort here.” Spending nearly three hours there on UM’s intramural fields Saturday certainly was utopian for Wellington’s Mark-Antony Richards, but...
Hurricanes attract top football recruits to ‘Paradise Camp’

Hurricanes attract top football recruits to ‘Paradise Camp’

University of Miami football coach Mark Richt once again executed a back flip off a 10-meter diving platform Friday night at the pool party/cookout to kick off the Hurricanes’ third annual “Paradise Camp.” And then the Hurricanes got verbal commitments from a trio of Class of 2020 recruits from South Dade High School. Defensive backs Jaiden Francois and Keshawn Washington, and offensive...
BREAKING: Former Miami Hurricanes star RB Tyrone Moss dead at age 33

BREAKING: Former Miami Hurricanes star RB Tyrone Moss dead at age 33

Tyrone Moss (File photo) Former Miami Hurricanes running back Tyrone Moss died on Thursday night, according to his former coach at Pompano Beach-Ely High, Steve Davis, and multiple social media reports. Moss was 33 years old. The cause of death was undisclosed. “One of our brothers was taken too soon,” the Hurricanes football Twitter account posted Friday morning...
Hurricanes defense well-represented on 2018 preseason All-ACC team. Hurricanes offense? Not so much

Hurricanes defense well-represented on 2018 preseason All-ACC team. Hurricanes offense? Not so much

Miami’s Jaquan Johnson answers a question during a news conference at the NCAA Atlantic Coast Conference college football media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) The preseason love for the Hurricanes continues … on defense. The 148 media members who voted at last week’s ACC Kickoff named three Miami players as All-ACC selections...
Hurricanes football picked to win ACC Coastal, but not ACC championship

Hurricanes football picked to win ACC Coastal, but not ACC championship

Miami head coach Mark Richt answers a question during a news conference at the NCAA Atlantic Coast Conference college football media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) If the media ends up being right, the Hurricanes’ upcoming season will play out like last year’s did. Miami was picked to finish atop the ACC’s Coastal...
Immediate buy-in paying early dividends for Butch Davis, FIU

Immediate buy-in paying early dividends for Butch Davis, FIU

Last season with the NHL’s Dallas Stars, former Stanley Cup-winning coach Ken Hitchcock called player buy-in something you can get at Walmart. But second-year FIU football coach Butch Davis disagrees, suggesting that buy-in from everyone in your program is crucial for success in today’s college landscape. “One of the biggest challenges is getting kids to buy in to what your culture...
Hurricanes center Tyler Gauthier named to Rimington Trophy watch list

Hurricanes center Tyler Gauthier named to Rimington Trophy watch list

(Getty Images) While the Hurricanes will enter camp still trying to find the right combination on the offensive line, senior Tyler Gauthier is one of the mainstays of the group. Gauthier, who started all 13 games for the Hurricanes at center last season, was named a nominee for the Rimington Trophy on Friday. The award is given to the best center in college football. The 6-foot-5...
Miami’s Turnover Chain ‘is gaudy and it’s beautiful’ … and it will be back ‘new and improved’

Miami’s Turnover Chain ‘is gaudy and it’s beautiful’ … and it will be back ‘new and improved’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Turnover Chain was a popular topic at ACC Kickoff. Here’s just a few of the questions posed Wednesday to the Hurricanes’ contingent that made the trip for the league’s media days: Will the Turnover Chain be back this season? Is it time for the offense to get its own chain? Would they ask for championship chains instead of championship...
A look at how the new redshirt rule will impact Hurricanes freshmen, and other stuff to know from ACC media days

A look at how the new redshirt rule will impact Hurricanes freshmen, and other stuff to know from ACC media days

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Like most college football coaches around the country, Mark Richt is a big fan of the NCAA’s new redshirt rule. The Division I council recently approved a proposal that will allow student-athletes to participate in up to four games without burning their redshirt for the season, and the rule will go into effect immediately. Previously, a player...
Here’s what Hurricanes coach Mark Richt had to say at 2018 ACC Kickoff

Here’s what Hurricanes coach Mark Richt had to say at 2018 ACC Kickoff

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — We’ll have more from Mark Richt (and the Hurricanes’ player representatives, Ahmmon Richards and Jaquan Johnson) over the next few days, but here’s the transcript of the press conference Richt conducted in the main ballroom Wednesday afternoon at the annual ACC Kickoff. Miami head coach Mark Richt answers a question during a news conference...
Does Hurricanes safety Jaquan Johnson still think about last year’s blowout loss to Clemson? ‘It pops in my head every day’

Does Hurricanes safety Jaquan Johnson still think about last year’s blowout loss to Clemson? ‘It pops in my head every day’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As the Hurricanes’ contingent drove to The Westin Charlotte hotel for their turn at ACC media days Wednesday morning, they passed by Bank of America Stadium. Just the sight of it brought back bad memories. Only seven months ago, Miami was crushed by Clemson 38-3 in the league’s championship game at that stadium on Dec. 2. &ldquo...
Hurricanes running back Travis Homer lands spot on another watch list for prestigious college football award

Hurricanes running back Travis Homer lands spot on another watch list for prestigious college football award

Travis Homer #24 of the Miami Hurricanes rushes during a game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Sun Life Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After landing on the Maxwell Award watch list earlier this week, Travis Homer is a candidate for another major college football award. The Hurricanes...
Hurricanes coach Mark Richt on quarterback situation: ‘Malik Rosier is the starter’

Hurricanes coach Mark Richt on quarterback situation: ‘Malik Rosier is the starter’

Malik Rosier #12 of the Miami Hurricanes looks on before the 2017 Capital One Orange Bowl against the Wisconsin Badgers at Hard Rock Stadium on December 30, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images) CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After spending the spring insisting the quarterback race had not been decided yet, coach Mark Richt arrived to the ACC&rsquo...
Miami Hurricanes football: Five storylines to follow at the ACC Kickoff

Miami Hurricanes football: Five storylines to follow at the ACC Kickoff

Mark Richt speaks during a press conference at the ACC Kickoff. (Getty Images) The start of the football season is close. How close? Coaches and two players from each ACC school will travel to Charlotte, N.C., this week for the league’s annual kickoff event, held Wednesday and Thursday. The Hurricanes will speak to the media on Wednesday afternoon, with wide receiver...
A hello, from the Palm Beach Post’s new Miami Hurricanes beat writer

A hello, from the Palm Beach Post’s new Miami Hurricanes beat writer

The Miami Hurricanes take the field during a game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Hard Rock Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) Hello, Hurricanes fans. I’m the Palm Beach Post’s new Hurricanes beat writer, taking over for Matt Porter — who brought you magnificent Hurricanes coverage for the...

POINT OF VIEW: Champion gender equality, social decency with action

The Palm Beach County Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOWPBC) was created in 1972 by female professors at Florida Atlantic University to fight for equal pay and tenure Sign up for The Palm Beach Post weekly Opinion newsletter: Text Opinion to 444999. This was also the year that Congress passed Title IX (prohibiting sex-based discrimination in schools and providing women equal opportunities...
Las Vegas sets high expectations with Miami, FAU over/under win totals

Las Vegas sets high expectations with Miami, FAU over/under win totals

Las Vegas bookmakers expect plenty of winning from the Sunshine State this fall, as the Southpoint Casino has six of Florida’s seven FBS football teams with over/unders of at least seven wins. After finishing last season 10-3 in Mark Richt’s second season, the Miami Hurricanes’ over/under has been set at 10 wins, the highest of any Florida team. Miami began last season 10-0 and emerged...
Editorial: FAU must do better job explaining false Title IX numbers

Editorial: FAU must do better job explaining false Title IX numbers

“We believe the cause was simply a clerical error.” That was the gist of the explanation given by Florida Atlantic University officials when confronted with an embarrassing discovery by The Palm Beach Post that the school reported false numbers greatly exaggerating how many women played for its sports teams — numbers that instantly brought the school into compliance with Title IX...
Mark Richt nearly giddy about promise of Miami’s incoming freshmen

Mark Richt nearly giddy about promise of Miami’s incoming freshmen

Hurricanes coach Mark Richt is ecstatic about the potential of wide receiver Mark Pope and many more of Miami’s incoming freshmen. (Youtube) Mark Richt can’t stop the notifications from popping up on his phone. “Seven more days,” pings one message. “Five more days,” comes the next, a couple days later. They’re not reminders from his offseason...
Ex-Irish TE Durham Smythe: Miami Hurricanes fans shattered bus window in ’17

Ex-Irish TE Durham Smythe: Miami Hurricanes fans shattered bus window in ’17

Notre Dame tight end Durham Smythe leaps for a touchdown against the visiting Hurricanes in 2016. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) DAVIE — Tight end Durham Smythe, a fourth-round draft pick of the Dolphins, can expect a warmer welcome at Hard Rock Stadium than the last time he was there. Smythe played at Notre Dame, which isn’t exactly popular in the Miami...
Gould’s grades: Film review, scouting report on Miami Hurricanes freshman CB Nigel Bethel

Gould’s grades: Film review, scouting report on Miami Hurricanes freshman CB Nigel Bethel

(Getty Images photo; illustration, Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) Ten of Miami’s recruits for 2018 enrolled in January and participated in spring drills in March. At that time, Post contributor  Daniel Gould offered a scouting report for each player, plus a grade, a projection and other interesting tidbits. With another wave of 2018 freshmen on the way — summer...
Gould’s grades: Film review, scouting report on Miami Hurricanes freshman CB Al Blades Jr.

Gould’s grades: Film review, scouting report on Miami Hurricanes freshman CB Al Blades Jr.

This graphic produced by Miami shows Al Blades Jr. wearing the No. 7 uniform his father wore at UM. (UM Athletics) Ten of Miami’s recruits for 2018 enrolled in January and participated in spring drills in March. At that time, Post contributor  Daniel Gould offered a scouting report for each player, plus a grade, a projection and other interesting tidbits. With another wave...
Gould’s grades: Film review, scouting report on Miami Hurricanes freshman LB Patrick Joyner

Gould’s grades: Film review, scouting report on Miami Hurricanes freshman LB Patrick Joyner

Patrick Joyner (247Sports) Ten of Miami’s recruits for 2018 enrolled in January and participated in spring drills in March. At that time, Post contributor  Daniel Gould offered a scouting report for each player, plus a grade, a projection and other interesting tidbits. With another wave of 2018 freshmen on the way — summer classes start May 21 — here’s...
Gould’s grades: Film review, scouting report on Miami Hurricanes freshman DT Jordan Miller

Gould’s grades: Film review, scouting report on Miami Hurricanes freshman DT Jordan Miller

Jordan Miller (center) poses with (from left) UM’s Jonathan Patke, Manny Diaz, Craig Kuligowski (now at Alabama), Mark Richt and Todd Hartley. (Twitter) Ten of Miami’s recruits for 2018 enrolled in January and participated in spring drills in March. At that time, Post contributor  Daniel Gould offered a scouting report for each player, plus a grade...
Gould’s grades: Film review, scouting report on Miami Hurricanes freshman DT Nesta Silvera

Gould’s grades: Film review, scouting report on Miami Hurricanes freshman DT Nesta Silvera

Nesta Silvera, who shined last summer at The Opening, drew rave reviews at the Army game practices. (247Sports) Ten of Miami’s recruits for 2018 enrolled in January and participated in spring drills in March. At that time, Post contributor  Daniel Gould offered a scouting report for each player, plus a grade, a projection and other interesting tidbits. With another wave...
Gould’s grades: Film review, scouting report on Miami Hurricanes freshman OL Cleveland Reed

Gould’s grades: Film review, scouting report on Miami Hurricanes freshman OL Cleveland Reed

Cleveland Reed (247Sports) Ten of Miami’s recruits for 2018 enrolled in January and participated in spring drills in March. At that time, Post contributor  Daniel Gould offered a scouting report for each player, plus a grade, a projection and other interesting tidbits. With another wave of 2018 freshmen on the way — summer classes start May 21 — here’s...
Gould’s grades: Film review, scouting report on Miami Hurricanes freshman TE Will Mallory

Gould’s grades: Film review, scouting report on Miami Hurricanes freshman TE Will Mallory

Will Mallory (247Sports) Ten of Miami’s recruits for 2018 enrolled in January and participated in spring drills in March. At that time, Post contributor  Daniel Gould offered a scouting report for each player, plus a grade, a projection and other interesting tidbits. With another wave of 2018 freshmen on the way — summer classes start May 21 — here’s a...
Gould’s grades: Film review, scouting report on Miami Hurricanes freshman TE Brevin Jordan

Gould’s grades: Film review, scouting report on Miami Hurricanes freshman TE Brevin Jordan

Brevin Jordan (Diehards) Ten of Miami’s recruits for 2018 enrolled in January and participated in spring drills in March. At that time, Post contributor  Daniel Gould offered a scouting report for each player, plus a grade, a projection and other interesting tidbits. With another wave of 2018 freshmen on the way — summer classes start May 21 — here’s a...
Gould’s grades: Film review, scouting report on Miami Hurricanes freshman WR Marquez Ezzard

Gould’s grades: Film review, scouting report on Miami Hurricanes freshman WR Marquez Ezzard

(Getty Images photo; illustration, Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) Ten of Miami’s recruits for 2018 enrolled in January and participated in spring drills in March. At that time, Post contributor  Daniel Gould offered a scouting report for each player, plus a grade, a projection and other interesting tidbits. With another wave of 2018 freshmen on the way — summer...
Gould’s grades: Film review, scouting report on Miami Hurricanes freshman WR Mark Pope

Gould’s grades: Film review, scouting report on Miami Hurricanes freshman WR Mark Pope

Mark Pope, considered one of the best wide receivers in the 2018 class, is headed to Miami. (247Sports) Ten of Miami’s recruits for 2018 enrolled in January and participated in spring drills in March. At that time, Post contributor  Daniel Gould offered a scouting report for each player, plus a grade, a projection and other interesting tidbits. With another wave of 2018...
Gould’s grades: Film review, scouting report on Miami Hurricanes freshman FB Realus George

Gould’s grades: Film review, scouting report on Miami Hurricanes freshman FB Realus George

Realus George (247Sports) Ten of Miami’s recruits for 2018 enrolled in January and participated in spring drills in March. At that time, Post contributor  Daniel Gould offered a scouting report for each player, plus a grade, a projection and other interesting tidbits. With another wave of 2018 freshmen on the way — summer classes start May 21 — here’s...
Gould’s grades: Film review, scouting report on Miami Hurricanes freshman RB Camron Davis

Gould’s grades: Film review, scouting report on Miami Hurricanes freshman RB Camron Davis

Running back Camron Davis poses with Miami coach Mark Richt. (Twitter) Ten of Miami’s 22 recruits for 2018 enrolled in January and participated in spring drills in March. At that time, Post contributor  Daniel Gould offered a scouting report for each player, plus a grade, a projection and other interesting tidbits. With another wave of 2018 freshmen on the way &mdash...
N’Kosi Perry honors Miami Hurricanes teammate Malek Young with tattoo

N’Kosi Perry honors Miami Hurricanes teammate Malek Young with tattoo

N’Kosi Perry’s tattoo honors teammate Malek Young, who wore No. 12. (Courtesy of N’Kosi Perry) Malek Young can no longer play football for Miami, but he will be around the team this year. He’ll be with at least one of his former teammates forever. Hurricanes quarterback N’Kosi Perry recently got a tattoo to honor Young, whose playing career ended after ...
Lorenzo Lingard shines in Miami Hurricanes track debut

Lorenzo Lingard shines in Miami Hurricanes track debut

Running back Lorenzo Lingard is one of the top hurdlers and sprinters in the Southeast U.S. (247Sports) [ Mark Richt, Miami agree to contract extension ] Miami sees Lorenzo Lingard becoming one of the ACC’s top running backs. For now, he’s running track. The five-star true freshman made his college debut at the National Relay Championships...
Miami extends Mark Richt’s contract through 2023

Miami extends Mark Richt’s contract through 2023

University of Miami football coach Mark Richt speaks during the 16th annual YMCA Inspiration Breakfast at Office Depot headquarters in Boca Raton. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post) A month after extending the contract of basketball coach Jim Larranaga, Miami has done the same for its football coach. The school’s athletics director, Blake James, said Thursday...
Mark Richt: 2018 Miami Hurricanes will have ‘dudes’ that can ‘ball out’

Mark Richt: 2018 Miami Hurricanes will have ‘dudes’ that can ‘ball out’

Trajan Bandy wears the Turnover Chain after his pick-six against Notre Dame in 2017. (Andres Leiva/The Palm Beach Post) [ What could Miami’s 2019 NFL draft class look like? ] His assistant coaches are on the road recruiting this month, and since head coaches cannot visit schools, Mark Richt has a little time to daydream. He recently found himself...
Way-too-early Miami Hurricanes projections for 2019 NFL Draft

Way-too-early Miami Hurricanes projections for 2019 NFL Draft

Miami Hurricanes defensive back Sheldrick Redwine (22) recovers a fumble by Toledo Rockets quarterback Logan Woodside as defensive end Joe Jackson (99) chases at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on September 23, 2017. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) Later this month, a dozen former Hurricanes will suit up for NFL teams in offseason rookie workouts. ...
2018 NFL Draft: Miami’s Dee Delaney signs with Jacksonville Jaguars as undrafted free agent

2018 NFL Draft: Miami’s Dee Delaney signs with Jacksonville Jaguars as undrafted free agent

Dee Delaney during a 2017 Miami practice. (Miami Herald) After the NFL Draft ended, Dee Delaney signed a free-agent deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to Low Country Sports. More about the former Miami cornerback: Dee Delaney, CB Miami Hurricanes 6-feet, 200 pounds On tape [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqzv5-sucKk&w=492&h=307]...
2018 NFL Draft: Miami’s Anthony Moten signs with Miami Dolphins as undrafted free agent

2018 NFL Draft: Miami’s Anthony Moten signs with Miami Dolphins as undrafted free agent

Anthony Moten at a 2015 UM practice. (instagram.com/mattyports) After the 2018 NFL Draft ended, Anthony Moten signed with the Miami Dolphins, according to the Sun Sentinel. More about the former Miami defensive tackle: Anthony Moten, DT Miami Hurricanes 6-foot-3, 300 pounds On tape Click here to watch Moten highlights Quick bio Moten played a backup role in his four...
Chris Herndon (New York Jets) latest Miami tight end drafted into NFL

Chris Herndon (New York Jets) latest Miami tight end drafted into NFL

Welcome to the spotlight, Chris Herndon. He was overshadowed by David Njoku for much of his Miami career, but the former Hurricanes tight end will have plenty of eyeballs on him to start his pro career. The New York Jets took Herndon in the fourth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday. He was one of four Hurricanes taken on the third and final day of the event, bringing this year’s total to six...
2018 NFL Draft: Miami’s Michael Badgley signs with Indianapolis Colts as undrafted free agent

2018 NFL Draft: Miami’s Michael Badgley signs with Indianapolis Colts as undrafted free agent

Michael Badgley during a 2016 interview. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) After the 2018 NFL Draft ended, Michael Badgley signed with the Indianapolis Colts, according to the Miami Herald. More about the former Miami kicker: Michael Badgley, K Miami Hurricanes 5-foot-10, 183 pounds On tape [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4c1ga7nZH0&w=492&h=307] Quick...
2018 NFL Draft picks from Florida colleges

2018 NFL Draft picks from Florida colleges

STATE DRAFT PICKS Players with local and state ties chosen in the NFL Draft this weekend: Round 1 Player;College;Pos.;Team;Overall Derwin James;FSU;S;Chargers;17 Taven Bryan;UF;DT;Jaguars;29 Mike Hughes;UCF;CB;Vikings;30 *Lamar Jackson;L’ville;QB;Ravens;32 Round 2 Duke Dawson;UF;CB;Patriots;56 Round 3 Chad Thomas;UM;DE;Browns;67 Derrick Nnadi;FSU;DT;Chiefs;75 Deadrin Senat;USF;DT;Falcons;90...
Miami’s R.J. McIntosh selected by New York Giants in fifth round of 2018 NFL Draft

Miami’s R.J. McIntosh selected by New York Giants in fifth round of 2018 NFL Draft

R.J. McIntosh (80) runs with the ball after recovering a fumble against Virginia Tech in 2017. (Andres Leiva/The Palm Beach Post) R.J. McIntosh was the 139th overall pick in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. More about the former Miami defensive tackle: R.J. McIntosh, DT Miami Hurricanes 6-foot-4, 286 pounds Selected Post coverage...
Miami’s Mark Walton selected by Cincinnati Bengals in fourth round of 2018 NFL Draft

Miami’s Mark Walton selected by Cincinnati Bengals in fourth round of 2018 NFL Draft

Mark Walton carries during UM’s 2017 win over Florida State. (Miami Herald) Mark Walton was the 112th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. More about the former Miami running back: Mark Walton, RB Miami Hurricanes 5-foot-9, 202 pounds Selected Post coverage March 2018: Walton shows toughness off the field...
2018 NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns pick University of Miami’s Chad Thomas

2018 NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns pick University of Miami’s Chad Thomas

Chad Thomas should have no trouble adjusting to his new NFL home. The Cleveland Browns took Duke Johnson in the third round of the 2015 draft and grabbed David Njoku in the first round of last year’s draft. They added another former Miami standout Friday, selecting Thomas in the third round. *More UM news *Canes Watch blog “I’m just excited,” Thomas told reporters on a conference...
2108 NFL Draft: Old soul Kendrick Norton comes from a strong family

2108 NFL Draft: Old soul Kendrick Norton comes from a strong family

On. Aug. 6, 2015, Kendrick Norton hit the field early, before his teammates, at his first college practice. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) Kendrick Norton is older than most 20-year-olds. He spent a lot of time around his grandparents when he was younger, where he picked up a love for bass fishing, card games and soul music. On their post-practice Instagram stories, his...
Mark Richt: Miami Hurricanes QB battle to go ‘all season long’

Mark Richt: Miami Hurricanes QB battle to go ‘all season long’

UM coach Mark Richt talks to quarterback N’Kosi Perry during last Saturday’s scrimmage. CORAL GABLES — Malik Rosier threw a touchdown pass to Darrell Langham in Saturday’s scrimmage, redshirt senior hooking up with redshirt senior. Recognizing a blitz, changing the protection and knowing when Langham, who had adjusted his route, would be open &mdash...
Gerald Willis among Miami Hurricanes spring coaches’ award winners

Gerald Willis among Miami Hurricanes spring coaches’ award winners

Gerald Willis poses with coach Mark Richt at UM’s spring alumni banquet. (UM Athletics) [ Gore, Hester reunite with Canes greats at HOF ceremony ] [ Outstanding recruiting news for Miami hoops ] [ Devin Hester says kickoff rule is bad for the game ...
Miami Hurricanes memories shared as greats reunite at HOF ceremony

Miami Hurricanes memories shared as greats reunite at HOF ceremony

Devin Hester (left) and Larry Coker share a laugh before the UM Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Jungle Island in Miami on April 19, 2018. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) [ Outstanding recruiting news for Miami hoops ] [ Devin Hester says kickoff rule is bad for the game ] ...
Devin Hester: New NCAA kickoff rule is bad for the game

Devin Hester: New NCAA kickoff rule is bad for the game

Devin Hester (right) is widely considered the best returner in football history. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post) [ Diaz: 2018 Canes ‘might have something’ special ]/ [ McShay: 3 Canes will go in Rounds 3-5 ] [ Recruiting: Checking in with 2019, &rsquo...
ESPN’s Todd McShay: Three Miami Hurricanes should be drafted in Rounds 3-4-5

ESPN’s Todd McShay: Three Miami Hurricanes should be drafted in Rounds 3-4-5

Miami Hurricanes defensive lineman RJ McIntosh (80), defensive lineman Joe Jackson (99) and linebacker Zach McCloud (53) celebrate a sack of Toledo Rockets quarterback Logan Woodside (11) at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on September 23, 2017. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) [ How much does Richt trust Rosier? ...
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