AP Photo/Bill Haber Even though the NFL season has ended, there is something new that football fans now have to look forward to: the Alliance of American Football . While former NFL and college football talent looking for another shot at professional football, there are several former Miami Hurricanes standouts playing in the AAF.
MANDURAH'S Louis Hedley is making waves after signing with the University of Miami Hurricanes on February 5. The Hurricanes announced the signing of Hedley as part of their National Signing Day. At 193cm and 97kg, Hedley's recruitment to Miami was well received. It's signing day somewhere.
Diaz had been hired as the Head Football Coach at Temple Just 12 days before Richt announced his retirement as the Head Coach of the Miami football program. Diaz was criticized roundly by many in the Temple football community and some national football writers for leaving the Owls so soon.
ESPN and Sports Illustrated are among the national media outlets praising the Miami football Surge '19 after the Hurricanes added four players during the national signing day on February 6. Virtually every major media outlet labeled the Miami Surge '19 class among the losers during the early signing period in December.
The Miami Hurricanes and coach Manny Diaz continue to beef up their South Florida-heavy 2021 recruiting class with the commitment of Northwestern wide receiver Romello Brinson
The restructuring of the Miami football program's recruiting staff shows how serious Manny Diaz is about elevating the Hurricanes to the next level. He is running the Miami football program more like a business and less like the old boys network that seems prevalent across college football.
Take Two returns with another offering tackling a handful of issues in the college football landscape. Rivals.com National Recruiting Analyst Adam Gorney lays out the situation and then receives takes from National Recruiting Director Mike Farrell and an expert from the Rivals.com network of team sites.
Wide receivers Philip Dorsett and Braxton Berrios and defensive linemen Trent Harris and Ufomba Kamalu became the latest Miami football alums to win a Superbowl. Forty-three Miami alums have won Super Bowls prior to this year. Dorsett was the only one of the four to play in Super Bowl LIII.
National Signing Day is this week, and the Hurricanes have done a great job at beefing up lacking positions this off-season like quarterback, defensive tackle and safety through added recruiting and transfers. Though the attention has been at these glamour positions throughout the last month, offensive line depth problems are now staring Manny Diaz and his staff in the face.
Dan Enos was the quarterbacks coach at Alabama when Carson Beck gave the Crimson Tide his commitment back in late June 2018. Today, Beck announced his intentions to look elsewhere as his recruiting process continues. Miami and Florida are battling for his next commitment, which will likely come before summer.
With the ongoing exodus of Nick Saban's offensive coaching staff and a visit to the Sunshine State this weekend, 4-star 2020 Quarterback Carson Beck has decommitted from Alabama. Beck, hailing from Mandarin High School in Jacksonville, FL, is the 10th rated pro style QB and has offers from teams like FSU and USF alongside Bama, UF and Miami.
Surge '19 got off to a terrible start by standards set by most recruiting classes for the Miami football program. The Hurricanes are currently 32nd in the 247Sports composite rankings as of Monday night. The biggest name that Miami is still in the race for is Cardinal Gibbons four-star defensive end, Khris Bogle.
After losing Kendrick Norton and RJ McIntosh to the NFL following the 2017 season, the defensive tackle position for Miami looked as if it could be a concern for Manny Diaz 's defense. Not only did the Canes lose Norton and McIntosh, but the defensive line as a whole would be under the educating of first-year coach Jess Simpson, replacing Craig Kuligowski.
The starting wide receivers for the Miami football team in 2019 project to be Rising Juniors Jeff Thomas and Mike Harley and Graduate Transfer KJ Osborn from Buffalo. Marquez Ezzard was part of a stellar group of wide receivers in Miami's 2018 recruiting class. Ezzard redshirted last season.
Miami Hurricanes football alumnus Demetrius Jackson, now a defensive line coach at Booker T. Washington High School, intends to run for Florida state representative in the 2020 election cycle.
When Manny Diaz took over for the abruptly retired Mark Richt in late December, he had big aspirations for his new program. It started with him welcoming back the team with some WWE style fun. Diaz then hit the road, working on bringing in talented players to what he was dubbing "The New Miami" or "TNM" on social media.
Before former Miami football Coach Mark Richt suddenly retired on December 30, the Hurricanes 2019 recruiting class was uninspiring. Based on high school Seniors, the nation's 33rd ranking still is. But new Miami Football Coach Manny Diaz has wasted no time in adding an infusion of talent to the Hurricanes roster.
Chigozie Nnoruka will have one season of eligibility with the Miami Football team. Nnoruka is a versatile defensive lineman. He was a defensive end coming out of American River Junior College in 2016. More recently Nnourka played defensive tackle. In two seasons with UCLA, Nnoruka had 53 tackles, eight sacks and two tackles for loss.
Hurricanes coach Manny Diaz has reportedly rounded out his coaching staff and one of his latest additions will be a coach with deep ties to some of South Florida's most potent high school football programs. According to multiple reports, Louisville director of recruiting Stephen Field is expected to be named Miami's new tights ends coach, while 247Sports.com reported Air Force receivers coach Taylor Stubblefield is expected to take the same position with the Hurricanes.
Steve Field is a Miami alum and a native of Palm Beach. In addition to serving as the Director of Recruiting at Oregon, Field also spent the 2017 season as the Director of High School Relations and NFL Liasion at Louisville. This would be Field's second stint with the Miami football program.
The Canes defense was one of the best units in the nation because of their ability to pull down ballcarriers behind the line of scrimmage, force turnovers, and play disciplined football. While there are plenty of players that represent that philosophy on this defense like Jaquan Johnson, Shaquille Quarterman and Michael Pinckney, one player truly transformed himself to be a flagbearer of Manny Diaz's defense: Romeo Finley.
AP Photo/Alan Diaz Since being hired as the head coach of the Miami Hurricanes, Manny Diaz has shown he is pretty good at using Twitter. With cryptic GIFs and photos, he regularly drops clues for things happening in the near future.
The Miami Hurricanes hired Eric Hickson as their running backs coach and Butch Barry as their offensive line coach Saturday. Neither have much of a track record as recruiters in small sample sizes.
Manny Diaz has been Miami's head coach for less than a month, but he has promptly succeeded in making The U a place that talented players want to come to. Late-December was an unpredictable and wild period of time for the Hurricane program.
Miami Hurricanes News and Notes: 'Canes land a QB, ACC schedule is out, and national media attention
The Miami Hurricanes are trying to right the ship and have done a bang up job of evening out depth chart issues with the addition of transfer quarterback Tate Martell from Ohio State and the re-re-re-turn of wide receiver Jeff Thomas. Both players aren't without their baggage but Miami coach Manny Diaz seems to have a plan.
The week two ACC opener is the earliest the Miami football team is playing a conference game since they opened the season at Louisville in 2014. That was the Cardinals first conference game. The Hurricanes got throttled 31-13 in that game. It was also Brad Kaaya's debut as the Miami starting quarterback.
There's no doubting that Coach Manny Diaz has dipped his toe into the grad transfer waters when it comes to looking for Miami's next QB. While that decision may come with some potential collateral damage, Jarren Williams already nearly transferred once, Diaz may be ready to hand the reigns to someone else based on what he has seen thus far as the defensive coordinator.
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Instagram: @canesfootball Since being named the head coach of the Miami Hurricanes , Manny Diaz has been making splashes and already has the fan base excited about what is to come. Some of the biggest news is his success in bringing in transfers and the possibility of bringing in more.
The Miami Hurricanes have added the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats to their 2019 football schedule, according to a report by Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. Miami will host Bethune-Cookman at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, in their second contest of the season, per the report.
In the 2018 regular season, the Miami Hurricanes were one of the top defenses in college football. Allowing just 268 yards and 18 points per game, the Hurricanes ranked in the top five for a majority of major statistical categories.
The saga of WR Jeff Thomas has likely reached its conclusion. After being dismissed from the Canes' program in November, Thomas announced he was going to transfer to Illinois in December. After Mark Richt left and Manny Diaz took over as the Canes' Head Coach, there were rumors and reports that Thomas was considering returning - or asking to return - to the Miami Football program.
REPORTS CONFIRMED: Alabama QB coach Dan Enos hired as Miami Hurricanes Offensive Coordinator/QB coach
12:05PM update The hire of Enos as Offensive Coordinator and QB coach was confirmed by Christy Chirinos of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and announced publicly by the University of Miami Athletic department. Here is the release on Enos' hiring from Miami Athletics: CORAL GABLES, Fla.
Coming into the 2018 season there were two position groups that seemed neck and neck to earn the title of best on the Miami Hurricanes. The Canes' WRs and RBs were both loaded with depth and boasted some talented playmakers that were sure to be NFL talents one day.
For the second time in as many days, a high-profile transfer has announced his plans to join the Hurricanes and play for new coach Manny Diaz. Former Buffalo receiver K.J. Osborn announced on Twitter late Thursday night he was transferring to Miami. Late Wednesday, Miami picked up a pledge from former USC safety Bubba Bolden.
Manny Diaz's biggest recruiting challenges? Make the Hurricanes cool again - by winning and locking down South Florida
As the Hurricanes get ready to begin their final recruiting pushes ahead of National Signing Day, new coach Manny Diaz finds himself in a tough position. Miami is coming off a bad year, has no offensive coordinator and top-notch South Florida players are looking elsewhere. Can he turn the tide?
Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts officially entered the NCAA transfer portal on Wednesday. Suitors are lining up for the man with a 26-2 record with the Crimson Tide. According to reports, Manny Diaz and the Miami Hurricanes are among those vying for his services. Inside The U's Andrew Ivins posted this scoop on Wednesday nigh t.
Miami Hurricanes' Offensive Coordinator Search Could Add Miami to Jalen Hurts' Transfer Destinations
Cover Photo: Getty Images Miami has seen quite a bit of coaching changes over the past month with Mark Richt retiring and the Hurricanes promoting former offensive coordinator, Manny Diaz to head coach in his place. But that reportedly hasn't appeared to affect former Alabama starting QB Jalen Hurts' interest in potentially transferring to Miami.
Pipo, Miami Nights basketball jerseys, and play callers
After winning the ACC Coastal Division and making their first appearance in the ACC Championship game in 2017, the Miami football team took a huge step back in 2018. Diaz did an incredible job building the nation's fifth-ranked defense. He now needs to translate that to the offense.
A look at the Miami Hurricanes' challenge in beating out the Alabama Crimson Tide, Georgia Bulldogs and other Power 5 schools for South Florida's top players, and Manny Diaz's interesting perspective about it.
AP Photo/Alan Diaz After Mark Richt unexpectedly retired after the Miami Hurricanes ' 35-3 bowl loss to Wisconsin, it didn't take long for athletic director Blake James to find a replacement. Early on Sunday, Richt announced his retirement from coaching, but they had their new head coach named before the end of the day.
Coach Manny Diaz took the reins of the Miami Hurricanes football program and doesn't plan on looking back. Diaz has hired a new defensive coordinator in former protege Blake Baker. Baker comes to Miami from Louisiana Tech where the Bulldogs have seen vast improvement under Skip Holtz over the past five seasons.
A week ago, the Miami Hurricanes officially ended their 2018 season by getting annihilated by Wisconsin 35-3 in the Pinstripe Bowl, and securing an extremely disappointing 7-6 year. Flip the script one week later and today, it is quite a different feeling in Coral Gables.
Even those who don't like sports must admit that the goodwill during a hot winning season is contagious. We need that just about now.
As her son - the former mayor of Miami - answered questions and her grandson - the new football coach of the Hurricanes - posed for pictures, Elisa Diaz soaked in the scene around her. She wanted to stay at somewhat of a distance, at least for a bit.
Thomas was most recently the wide receivers coach at Kentucky under former Miami Defensive Backs Coach Mark Stoops. Beard is currently the Director of Player Personnel and Assistant Recruiting Coordinator at Toledo who the Miami football team defeated in each of the past two seasons.
New Miami Hurricanes football coach Manny Diaz, who replaced the retiring Mark Richt, spoke for the first time on WQAM about the job, UM's quarterback situation and how he plans to lead the team.
New Hurricanes coach Manny Diaz on taking over after Mark Richt's retirement: 'There's work to be done...'
After a stunning Sunday at Miami that included the resignation of former coach Mark Richt and the announcement that Manny Diaz would take over as new Hurricanes coach, Diaz made his first public comments since being hired. Here's a look at what he had to say...
Miami Hurricanes defensive coordinator Manny Diaz had accepted the head coaching position for Temple on Dec. 13. Although the Canes still had their bowl game later in the month, Diaz was locked in for the early signing period, so as to keep his new school's recruits and convince them that it was worth staying for his leadership and mission.
Manny Diaz was hired less than twelve hours after Mark Richt suddenly accounted his retirement. Did the Hurricanes make the right call to hire Diaz so soon?
My initial reaction to the news that Miami hired Manny Diaz was "why?" Less than twelve hours after Blake James was "blindsided" by Mark Richt's sudden retirement, the Hurricanes decided that Manny Diaz was going to be their 25th head coach. Diaz has no head coaching experience, which is understandably a concern for some.
WQAM's Joe Rose on Manny Diaz being named UM Hurricanes football head coach after Mark Richt resigned.
Good-bye, Mark Richt. Welcome home, Manny Diaz. All's well that ends well, right? Even if the world hasn't ended spinning on this one. Even if Sunday's script will take a while to digest. Even if you can't be certain Sunday really ended well for Miami or just ended as well as possible after the oddest day you'll ever see.
Mark Richt announced his retirement from football and as the Miami Hurricanes' head football coach. Who could be UM's next coach? Mario Cristobal and Butch Davis are among the obvious candidates.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Mark Richt stepped down as Miami coach today, an announcement that caught the school off-guard and comes just days after the end of an underachieving season. Richt, 58, said he was not forced out, and that the decision to retire was his.
Mark Richt informed UM on Sunday that he's retiring
Many were stunned by Richt's decision to retire - coming just 3 days after Miami's loss to Wisconsin in the Pinstripe Bowl. Reportedly, Mark Richt informed Athletic Director Blake James of his decision on Sunday morning, with an official public statement being released in the afternoon.
Miami needs a new coach with Mark Richt stepping down, and it sounds like Mark Stoops is a candidate for the opening. According to Justin Rowland of Cats Illustrated, Stoops is "likely to be a candidate" for Miami's head-coaching job.
By: Henry McKenna | 51 minutes ago Miami Hurricanes and former Georgia Bulldogs coach Mark Richt announced his retirement on Sunday. Richt ended his tenure in Miami with a 26-12 record over his three seasons, after returning to his alma mater. In 2017, he won the 2017 Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award.
Entering the 2018 college football season, the Miami Hurricanes and Wisconsin Badgers were both looked upon as potential College Football Playoff contenders. Despite the talent for both teams, however, they fell well short of their mark. Yet they'll have a chance to end the season with a winning effort as they face off inside Yankee Stadium on Thursday afternoon in the 2018 Pinstripe Bowl.
Hello again, Canes fam! We're back for our final opponent Q&A of the season. Joining us today to talk about his beloved Wisconsin Badgers is Jake Kocorowski, an editor at our SB Nation sister-site Bucky's 5th Quarter .
Wisconsin and Miami followed much of the same dreary path that started in the warmth of the Orange Bowl and ends with a frigid thud at Yankee Stadium. The Badgers and Hurricanes were Associated Press top 25 teams when they played last season in the Orange Bowl, a 34-24 victory for No.
Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor was the best running back in the country this season. Taylor led the nation in rushing with 165.75 yards per game. Stopping Taylor and the Badgers on the ground will be an essential part of the Miami Hurricanes game plan on Thursday afternoon in the Pinstripe Bowl.
Their defensive coordinator has been named the new head coach at Temple. One of their quarterbacks considered transferring. Another found himself in hot water after posting a sexually explicit video on social media. And their coach has decided - again - to put a new signal caller under center.
New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Miami Hurricanes vs Wisconsin Badgers: How to Watch, gametime, TV coverage, and live stream
The Miami Hurricanes close out the 2018 season in the same manner that they've closed 2 other seasons this decade: with a bowl game against the Wisconsin Badgers. This year, the teams meet in the 2018 New Era Pinstripe Bowl, played at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.
A sexually explicit video posted on Hurricanes quarterback N'Kosi Perry's Snapchat story had University of Miami students talking and sharing the post during the final weeks of the semester, but on Friday the UM Athletics Department would only acknowledge that the salacious 10-second video was "inappropriate" and would not confirm if Perry was in the video.
Only one day after reports that former Kentucky commit Jarren Williams was set to transfer from Miami, Williams has reportedly decided to stay with the Hurricanes. The former four-star quarterback twice committed to Kentucky in the Class of 2018, only to decommit both times and choose the University of Miami.
Much like our beloved Miami Hurricanes, the Wisconsin Badgers struggled in 2018 to return to their winning ways from the year prior. Wisconsin followed up their Orange Bowl winning 2017 season with a 7-5 record in 2018. The Badgers, who face the 'Canes in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl on December 27th, are ranked 24th per the S&P+.
The 2019 Early Signing Period is nearly over. And, like most teams, the Miami Hurricanes had their fair share of players sign during the newly-instituted signing period. However, there were many whiffs for the Canes, who did not close on any player they were chasing that announced a decision on Wednesday, and thusly there are holes to fill in this recruiting class.
Wisconsin Badgers Football Joseph Zucker Dylan Buell/Getty Images @@JosephZucker Twitter Logo Featured Columnist Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Alex Hornibrook will miss the 2018 Pinstripe Bowl because of lingering effects from a concussion he suffered earlier in the season, the Miami Herald's Susan Miller Degnan reported Thursday.
Miami Hurricanes offensive coordinator Thomas Brown said UM is positioned to add 10 offensive players this offseason - seven committed during the early signing period. UM hopes to use one of the three open offensive spots on a QB, WR, TE.
After announcing his finalists on Monday morning, Brooklyn (NY) Canarsie 4-star DE Adisa Isaac committed to Penn State over Miami at noon today. A 6'5" 220lb DE, Isaac is the #1 rated player in the State of New York.
Cover Photo: Dylan Buell/Getty Images Wisconsin Badgers (7-5) vs. Miami Hurricanes (7-5) Date: Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 Time: 5:15 p.m. EST Location: Yankee Stadium - New York, NY All betting odds, lines and props available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Ahead of this week's Early Signing Period, when most teams sign most of their eventual new freshmen, the Miami Hurricanes have 14 verbal commitments. Their class is No. 34 nationally, according to the 247Sports Composite, which gives it 197 rating points.
St Thomas Aquinas linebacker Anthony Solomon announced on twitter that he has flipped his commitment from the Miami Hurricanes to the Michigan Wolverines. He will sign on Wednesday.
On Sunday night, Miami (FL) Southridge 4-star DB Tyrique Stevenson named his top 2. And, neither team in there should be a surprise: the Miami Hurricanes and the Georgia Bulldogs.
The Most Valuable Player for the Miami Football team in 2018 was not a big surprise. Defensive tackle Gerald Willis was one of the most dominant defensive linemen in the country this season. He finished 2018 with a team-leading for defensive linemen, 59 tackles, a team-leading 18 tackles for loss and four sacks.
Gerald Willis' monster season has earned another piece of national recognition. On Monday, the Miami Hurricanes defensive lineman landed on another major All-American team, although the first-team accolades are still elusive. The Associated Press released its All-American teams Monday and Willis made the cut as a second-team selection.
Chaminade-Madonna was down 10-0 to King's Academy when defensive back Te'cory Couch left the man he was covering, sprinted downfield and snagged a Justin Wake pass out of mid-air. The Lions scored their first points of the game off that turnover to start a 38-0 run that led them to their second straight Class 3A state title game.
It hasn't been a great few weeks on the recruiting trail for the Miami Hurricanes with regards to offensive linemen, but they finally got a bit of good news Monday. Just a dayafter he left an official visit in Coral Gables, Jakai Clark flipped his oral commitment from the Illinois Fighting Illini to Miami.
Losing Ahmmon Richards to a career-ending injury already depleted Miami of 'superstar' talent in the receiving corp - but with Jeff Thomas playing at a similar level that Richards accomplished in his Freshman year, it wasn't thought to be catastrophic.
When the NCAA approved a 10th on-field assistant coach Mark Richt went with an in-house promotion to fill the role. Instead of bringing in an outsider Manny Diaz 's quality control assistant, Jonathan Patke, was promoted to "outside linebackers coach." Patke was charged with the molding of the new striker position on defense.
Brooks is the 717th ranked player in the Class of 2019, the 46th ranked outside linebacker and the 97th ranked player in the state of Florida according to 247Sports.Com. As it stands now Brooks is the 11th ranked commit in the Miami football Surge '19 recruiting class.
OK guys. With the Regular Season over the focus for coaching staves around the country turns to recruiting. There's going to be rumors, visits, secret visits, accusations, pump fakes, and outright lies all over the place from here until National Signing Day. Isn't recruiting fun?!
More than anyone, Mark Richt knows this wasn't the season the Miami Hurricanes wanted - or expected. After returning a host of talented playmakers from last year's 10-3 team that won the ACC 's Coastal Division and was ranked as high as No.
University of Miami football coach Mark Richt spoke about former Hurricanes receiver/return specialist Jeff Thomas publicly for the first time on Monday during his weekly time slot on WQAM radio. Thomas was dismissed from the Hurricanes (7-5, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) last Wednesday heading into the Pittsburgh game, which Miami won 24-3 on Saturday to end the regular season.
Senior Day arrives for the Miami Hurricanes and we send our guys out with a dominant win. Graphic Designer Mike gets out from behind the computer and on to the field to bring you some game day shots
Miami Hurricanes Head Coach Mark Richt was asked about the suspensions of his three underclass quarterbacks and if that was a representation of poor character. Richt answered it was likely related to immaturity. Either way, it's disturbing. It's Richt's job to job build the character of his players.
After a relatively poor season for the Miami Hurricanes, the Hurricanes will not be attending the ACC Championship Game in Charlotte. However, the Hurricanes have played themselves into a Tier 1 ACC Bowl game after finishing the season 7-5. After a week 13 victory over Pittsburgh, the last of the bowl predictions by various outlets have been released.
The University of Miami has dismissed wide receiver Jeff Thomas - widely recognized as the most gifted player on the Hurricanes' offense - from the football program. "We have high standards for excellence, for conduct and for the commitment to team for all of the young men who wear our uniform, and we will not waver from those standards,'' head coach Mark Richt said in a released statement.
Things in Coral Gables don't seem to be going quite as smoothly as many hoped when Mark Richt took over. After a hot start last year, the Hurricanes have slowed to more of a steady shower over the last several games, and some, including apparently sophomore WR and East St.
Who was Dwight Clark after making the catch in the 1981 NFC Championship Game? Who was Buster Douglas after he knocked out Mike Tyson? Who was Joe Carter after he smacked a home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to win the World Series?
As a 4-star recruit, Cam'Ron Davis was slightly overshadowed by Lorenzo Lingard and was thought to be a depth-back for his first years on campus. However, over the last 2 contests, he's emerged as an explosive, energetic option in Miami's running back corp.
Khris Bogle isn't shy about his enthusiasm for the Alabama Crimson Tide after a recent visit to Tuscaloosa. When he wrapped up his visit in Alabama, Bogle told 247Sports.com he was "very high" on the Crimson Tide.
Miami Hurricanes News & Notes: Manny Diaz gets snubbed, Richt questions the immaturity of QBs, Kevin Hart helps out a Canes recruit
UM DC Manny Diaz snubbed by Broyles Award voters despite one of nation's best defenses - Miami Herald "While the University of Miami offense has struggled mightily this season, its defense has been stellar throughout. But defensive coordinator Manny Diaz still hasn't gotten his due.
Miami got the desperation win they have needed for three weeks now and find themselves bowl-eligible. However, the voters in both the AP and Coaches' polls didn't take notice, even if the game was played in primetime on ESPN.
Mark Richt kept his word. On Thursday, two days before the Miami Hurricanes defeated Virginia Tech 38-14 to qualify for a bowl game, the University of Miami football coach said true freshman Cam'Ron Davis was "ready to get some reps in some type of rotation, so you'll see Cam.
The Miami Hurricanes are finally bowl eligible after earning their 6th win of the season, beating Virginia Tech 38-14 this weekend. Late on Saturday night, I wrote a piece refreshing your memories about the ACC's bowl tie-ins, and how selections for those bowls are made. What, you didn't read that piece?
Hurricanes coach Mark Richt says QB N'Kosi Perry 'in the driver's seat' to be starter in 2019, but competition is coming - again
After much back-and-forth at the quarterback position this season, Miami's redshirt freshman N'Kosi Perry has played well in his last two starts, prompting Hurricanes coach Mark Richt on Monday to say Perry is "in the driver's seat" to be Miami's starter next season.
I didn't watch Saturday's game live. I spend a lot of time away from my family during the work week. With another game scheduled to kickoff right when my son wakes up from his nap, I realized I would rather enjoy my Saturday afternoon with my family than subject the three of us to another 3 hours of potentially-disappointing Virginia Tech football.
Our tribute to the seniors playing their final game in Hard Rock Stadium this weekend.
You know what good football teams don't do? They don't turn the ball over. You know what even better teams don't do? They don't turn the ball over inside their own 50-yard-line. The Hurricanes have mastered the art of turning it over, and seemingly have perfected this by doing so in their own territory, repeatedly.
As the Miami Hurricanes' 2018 football season has exploded into ruinous disappointment and failure before our very eyes, the time to pick up the pieces is upon us. Miami could still win one more game and end up bowl eligible.
Bryant's visit with the Miami Hurricanes is a fascinating turn of events. A year ago Bryant and Clemson were getting ready to finish up the regular season and face Miami in the ACC Championship game. He led Clemson to a 38-3 victory over the Hurricanes and their third straight berth in the College Football Playoff.
There are a couple of ACC teams offering immense value to bettors this weekend facing CFP contenders. Find out our experts' favorite plays to cover in Week 12.
Two once-promising football seasons have collapsed on the Miami Hurricanes and Dolphins, and predating the current slumps, results have been trending the wrong way for coaches Mark Richt and Adam Gase. Is either coach feeling any real heat beyond fan dissatisfaction? Should they be? We explore.
University of Miami coach Mark Richt, whose Hurricanes are in the midst of a four-game losing streak and still haven't qualified for a bowl game, has been asked the same question in various ways the past few weeks. But the gist of the answer - more or less, "No,'' - has not changed.
The Miami Hurricanes are still alive in the ACC Coastal Divison race, as crazy as it sounds.
Louis Hedley, a junior college punter from City College of San Francisco, orally committed to the Miami Hurricanes after landing an offer. The Canes once have one of the worst punting situations in the nation.
The Miami Hurricanes will take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Bobby Dodd Stadium Saturday in a fun ACC college football battle. The Hurricanes sit at 5-4 this year, and they've beaten Savannah St., Toledo, FIU, UNC and Florida State while falling to LSU, Virginia, Boston College and Duke.
A day after the University of Miami lost its third straight game, this one to Duke, coach Mark Richt said he was focusing on his players and coaches and trying to get the right answers before the Georgia Tech game.
Even with loads of talent, the train-wreck season continues for the Canes.
Miami Hurricanes News and Notes: Players want you to stop tagging them, Richt doubles down, Canes Hoops plays in exhibition
Catch up with the latest news and commentary.
Miami Hurricanes head coach Mark Richt is not willing to blame the playcalling for the team's struggles.
Homecoming marks the time of year when 'Canes join together to celebrate and observe some of the longest standing traditions in the University's history.
Hurricanes offensive coordinator Thomas Brown said he is "pissed off'' and indicated that some players are not on board, which is a problem. Tailback Travis Homer asked fans to stop tagging players on Twitter.
LSU and maybe Boston College are the only Miami Hurricanes 2018 opponents likely to appear in the top 25 of the College Football Playoff rankings.
Upset over the past two Miami Hurricanes losses? Fine. But it's not some defining end to what Mark Richt is building.
The video was discussed by Miami Hurricanes Head Coach Mark Richt on Monday during his weekly press conference. Perry who started Miami's last three games was suspended for the opener against LSU. Perry was taken out of the Hurricanes last game against Virginia and replaced by Redshirt Senior Malik Rosier.
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Add former five-star running back recruit Lorenzo Lingard to the growing list of injured Miami Hurricanes. The Miami Herald has learned that the freshman running back went down with a left knee injury in practice Monday. Lingard was seen after practice Monday with his entire left leg wrapped in a bandage.
Kickoff time for November 3rd's Miami Hurricanes home game against the Duke Blue Devils was announced this afternoon. And, it's another primetime game for the Canes. In other news, Duke and Miami are now set for a 7 p.m. kick on Nov. 3.
Miami's loss at Virginia was a shock to most, especially for the fans. Mark Richt's game plan was fireable, the execution was sloppy, and many mistakes were made. By Friday, much time will have passed since the weak showing, but the competition doesn't get easier.
The Miami Hurricanes are usually off on Mondays. But today, the Canes (5-2, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) practiced on Greentree Field because their next game is at 7 p.m. Friday at Boston College (5-2, 2-1) in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Not at media viewing during practice Monday: freshman wide receiver Brian Hightower, who didn't travel to the game on Oct.
Saturday night's loss to Virginia illuminated the Miami Hurricanes problems this season. The constant shuffling of the offensive line and inconsistencies at quarterback have hindered the Miami offense this season, particularly away from Hard Rock Stadium. Miami is 4-0 at home in 2018 and just 1-2 in away and neutral site games.
Jordan leads the Miami Hurricanes with 18 receptions, is third with 208 receiving yards and second with four touchdowns in seven games. The Freshman from Las Vegas was forced to step up when Junior Michael Irvin was lost for four months with a torn MCL during training camp in August.
Not only has Gerald Willis been one of the best stories of the Miami Hurricanes' season, he has also been their best player. On Monday, ESPN rewarded the defensive lineman for his monster first half by placing him on its midseason All-America team.
Miami is a long ways away from their preseason projections, as some predicted them to wind up in a NY6 bowl, or even in the College Football Playoff. Some were more realistic, but not many thought the 'Canes would be 5-2, with a loss to unranked Virginia through 7 games.
After second QB switch, Hurricanes coach Mark Richt says N'Kosi Perry still 'going to be a really great one'
For the second time this season, Hurricanes coach Mark Richt made an in-game quarterback change, benching redshirt freshman N'Kosi Perry and giving veteran Malik Rosier the chance to play at Virginia. Days later, Richt stressed he still has faith in Perry moving forward.
As they have been all season the Miami Hurricanes defense was dominant against Virginia. The Cavaliers gained only 231 yards on the night against Miami and threw three interceptions. The Miami defense limited Virginia to 83 total yards in the second half. Those numbers should win football games.
Good morning. Miami had a HORRIFIC loss to Virginia on Saturday, and that sits squarely on Mark Richt. Here's what the Canes' head coach had to say about that loss, the decision to bench N'Kosi Perry, and more, from Monday's appearance on the Joe Rose Show: Asked about the onside kick CMR "If you get it, that's great.
There has been a lot of speculation over the past few weeks about what ails the Miami Football program. The inconsistent play at quarterback, shuffling on the offensive line, the inconsistencies in the running game and questionable play calling have been some of the criticisms of the Hurricanes over the past few weeks.
Heading into Week 7, Miami has taken an unexpected, albeit not entirely significant, hit to its linebacking corps. If you head to The U's online football roster HERE , you'll see that Charles Perry is no longer listed as being a member of the team.
The Miami Hurricanes enter the game 5-1 and 2-0 in the ACC. Virginia is 3-2 overall and 1-1 in the ACC. They defeated Louisville and lost to North Carolina State. The Cavaliers had a bye last week. Both Miami and Virginia enter their matchup with each having one of the best defenses in the country.
The six-game streak after defeating Florida State was part of a 15 game winning streak overall spanning the 2016 and 2017 seasons. The Miami Hurricanes won five straight to end 2016 and 10 straight to begin 2017. In past years there have been mixed results.
Last weekend, it was the best of times and the worst of times for fans of Florida's football teams. While the Miami Hurricanes came back to end their 14 year home losing streak to rival Florida State and the Florida Gators upset a top five LSU team, the Miami Dolphins found themselves blowing a 17 point fourth quarter lead - not exactly the best way to start October for the aqua and orange.
Good afternoon, Canes fans. We're back with another opponent Q&A, to learn more about this week's opponent: the Virginia Cavaliers. For the UVa side of this discussion, I got Caroline Darney, managing editor at Streaking The Lawn , our SB Nation sister-site, to give us some insight into the Cavaliers.
On Saturday, the Miami Hurricanes defeated the rival Florida State Seminoles 28-27. While the end result was what Miami wanted, the game didn't progress smoothly, by any stretch of the imagination. Plagued by turnovers, bad special teams, and a comedy of errors on offense, the Canes found themselves facing a 20-7 deficit at halftime.
At the midway point of the 2018 college football season, not much has changed up top. Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and Ohio State were the consensus preseason picks to reach the College ...
Sadly, the initial reports have been confirmed. Saturday night, reports surfaced that Ahmmon Richards ' playing career had come to an end due to injury. Sunday afternoon, Miami confirmed that the wide receiver will never play football again because of a disabling neck injury. It remains unclear how the true junior suffered the career-ending injury.
Can you believe it? We're halfway through the College Football Regular season. With the landscape comping into focus, it's time to reflect on which NFL Draft prospects have been the top performers through the first six games of the year.
As the Hurricanes struggled early against rival Florida State, Miami coach Mark Richt said he briefly considered making a quarterback change and giving veteran Malik Rosier the chance to play again. He ultimately decided to stay with redshirt freshman N'Kosi Perry.
The Miami Hurricanes will meet the Virginia Cavaliers at Scott Stadium on Saturday in ACC college football action. Miami comes into this game at 5-1 overall. The Hurricanes fell to LSU in their opener, but since have taken out Savannah State, Toledo, FIU, North Carolina and Florida State in succession.
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The last 3 home games have been the perfect time to break-in N'Kosi Perry; he's played (and won) in his first 'big' game -- now it's time to head out on the road to face a Coastal foe. Virginia boasts a 3-2 record, but is coming off a bye week, giving them much more time to prepare than Miami.
Following Miami's historic comeback, defeating Florida State, it seems voters have taken notice, even if they aren't willing to rank Miami above other one-loss teams in their perceived tier. The Hurricanes are up to no. 16 in the AP Poll and no. 15 in the Coaches Poll.
In the Miami Hurricanes, 24-20 victory over Florida State in 2017 Rosier was 19-44 for 254 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. He also ran 14 times for 29 yards. Rosier's completion percentage was 43.1 against the Seminoles. N'Kosi Perry was 13 of 32 for 204 yards with four touchdowns, no interceptions and a lost fumble.
Welcome back to rivalry week! The Miami Hurricanes face off against the rival Florida State Seminoles for the 2018 installment of the series between the teams. And, with Miami-FSU on deck, we convened the SOTU crew for our annual roundtable discussion about, well, pretty much everything heading into the game.
The Hurricanes haven't won at home over their biggest rival since 2004. Miami snapped a seven-game overall losing streak against Florida State by winning in Tallahassee last season. Florida State has actually won each of its last eight appearances in Miami - 6-0 against the Hurricanes and 2-0 in the Orange Bowl.
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Newly named starting quarterback N'Kosi Perry ready to dive into Miami-FSU rivalry - Sun Sentinel "He handled his first start about as well as both he and Richt could have hoped and now, Perry finds himself ready to step onto one of the biggest stages in college football: the latest installment of the storied rivalry between the Miami Hurricanes and the Florida State Seminoles."
Late on Tuesday night, one of the biggest moves recently in recruiting came down the timeline when Ellenwood (GA) Cedar Grove 5-star WR Jadon Haselwood decommitted from Georgia. Haselwood, currently ranked as the #1 WR in the 2019 recruiting class and #3 prospect in the country OVERALL, is an elite player if ever there was one.
Francois leads the ACC with 110 completions and 1,377 yards. Saturday's game will be a battle between one of the ACC's best quarterbacks in Francois and the best pass defense in the Miami Hurricanes. Miami is by far the stingiest pass defense in the ACC allowing 138.8 yards per game.
No quarterback mystery this week. Miami Hurricanes coach Mark Richt made it clear on Monday during his weekly WQAM radio time slot that redshirt freshman N'Kosi Perry will be the starting quarterback when Florida State comes to Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday for a nationally televised (ABC) 3:30 p.m. kickoff.
Ahead of Miami's rivalry game against the Florida State Seminoles on Saturday afternoon, Canes Head Coach Mark Richt shared injury updates regarding several key players for his team. First, when asked about injuries on The Joe Rose Show Monday morning, Richt said that senior Safety Jaquan Johnson is "closer to playing" than junior Wide Receiver Ahmmon Richards.
No starting QB mystery this week: Hurricanes coach Mark Richt says N'Kosi Perry will get the call against FSU
Ahead of last week's game against North Carolina, Hurricanes coach Mark Richt kept the name of his starting quarterback close to the vest up until kickoff. This week, he's putting it out there early - N'Kosi Perry will start against rival FSU on Saturday.
Good Morning. Miami Hurricanes Coach Mark Richt joined the Joe Rose Show for his weekly interview. I haven't live tweeted one of these in a while, and I was motivated this morning (you know why) so here is the tweetcap of the live tweets that I tweeted live. Got it?
Before we get off and running, I highly recommend following along with this video here. Shoutout to BJ Wilkes for putting together a great compilation so quickly. N'Kosi Perry had his first collegiate start Saturday and while the defense and rushing attack took the pressure off the young gunslinger, the redshirt freshman still looked impressive with limited passing opportunities.
Feagles has struggled in his two-year Miami Hurricanes career. A lot was expected of the son of longtime NFL Punter and Miami Sports Hall of Fame Punter Jeff Feagles when he enrolled in Coral Gables in 2017. Feagles has averaged only 38.4 yards per punt in the last year plus for Miami.
After taking the Tar Heels to the woodshed Thursday night, today is the rare Saturday to kick back and watch some non-Miami football games. Still though, the train never stops here at SOTU so here are your updates following Miami's victory and moving on to FSU week.
The Miami Hurricanes' excitement, exuberance and elation from Thursday night's Atlantic Coast Conference opener is already long over. It was a night in which the No.
No game is perfect. Even with 21 points scored and ten allowed the Miami Hurricanes defense was disappointed in how easy it was for North Carolina to run the football. Miami entered Thursday's game fifth nationally allowing just 78.75 rushing yards per game and they were fourth allowing 2.14 yards per carry.
Senior Safety Jaquan Johnson was already missing from the Miami Hurricanes defense entering Thursday night's game. Star Junior middle linebacker Shaq Quarterman left in the third quarter with an ankle injury after a dominating performance. He was replaced by Mike Smith who also went out with an injury.
In his first extended game action, QB N'Kosi Perry posted 224 yards, 3 TDs, and a completion percentage of 68% on Saturday, a performance that gave the Canes' offense new life. Looking like a seasoned veteran in the first half, N'Kosi completed 10 passes in a row and led the 'Canes to a 31-point lead in the 3rd quarter.
The Miami Hurricanes success the last two years has come with a lot of the players that were left over from the Al Golden era. On Saturday players three players who signed in the last two recruiting classes had big impacts in the Miami Hurricanes 31-17 victory over FIU.
The Miami Hurricanes are now 3-1 heading into Atlantic Coast Conference play after a 31-17 win at home against the FIU Panthers. As the young guys continue to integrate into the team on Saturdays, several storylines unfolded this weekend- including who will play the quarterback position and how injured players are holding up.
The last time that Miami quarterback N'Kosi Perry started a real football game was 22 months ago, back when he was still in high school. That might be about to change.
Be careful what you wish for. The Florida International University Panthers wanted to prove they were more than capable of taking on the big, bad Miami Hurricanes. On Saturday afternoon, a former Hurricanes' coach turned Panthers' HC led his team against a UM squad that looked to knock down their Conference USA cousins a couple pegs.
The Miami football team's steep rise in the polls this week probably had a lot to do with the performance of Redshirt Freshman quarterback N'Kosi Perry. Perry came on in relief of Redshirt Senior Malik Rosier and led the Hurricanes to all 31 of their points.
The FIU Golden Panthers travel a few minutes to take on the Miami Hurricanes at Hard Rock on September 22nd at 3:30pm on ESPN2. Miami is a massive favorite heading into this matchup, as Odds Shark has Miami sitting as a 27 point favorite as betting lines open for the game.
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The FIU Golden Panthers are 27 point underdogs to the Miami Hurricanes better known as their cross-town rival. FIU and the University of Miami face off on September 22nd at 3:30pm eastern time on ESPN2/U at Hard Rock Stadium.
A six-pack of Hurricanes notes on a Wednesday: ▪ The Miami Hurricanes are honoring their 1983 national championship team at Saturday's UM-FIU game at Hard Rock Stadium (3:30 p.m., ESPN2). So it was appropriate that the quarterback and face of that first UM championship team, Bernie Kosar, addressed players last weekend in an impromptu speech at a Toledo hotel.
By David Villavicencio HurricaneSports.com CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Football fans typically watch the ball because that's where the action is. If you're watching a Miami game then wherever you see the football, a Hurricanes defender is likely nearby. And if the football is behind the line of scrimmage, a Canes defender is usually making an impact play.
The Miami Hurricanes' defense leads the nation in tackles for loss and stopping opponents on third down and has risen to fourth nationally in total defense. UM, with 35 tackles for loss, has stopped opponents 36 times of 43 attempts on third down, meaning its opponents are successful only 16.2 percent of the time.
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The Panthers quarterback is Bowling Green transfer James Morgan. Morgan has 3,890 career passing yards and 31 touchdowns to 25 interceptions. His 62.9% completion percentage is the best of his career. **The FIU offense is averaging 39.7 points per game which is tied for 34th nationally.
The No. 21 University of Miami and FIU have met twice in football. But, oh, what a history they have. On Monday, Hurricanes coach Mark Richt spoke briefly about FIU and its coach, former Canes coach Butch Davis, during his weekly radio stint on WQAM with Joe Rose and Zach Krantz.
Prior to the 2018 season for Miami, the defensive line was believed to be one of the weak points for the Hurricanes, a unit that excelled in 2017. However, through the first three games, its clear that the Canes front four has proven just the opposite.
When University of Miami star safety Jaquan Johnson, thought by many to be the best player on the team, went down with an injury shortly before halftime Saturday at Toledo, the Hurricanes seemed to, at least initially, unravel.
Frank Gore's 25 rushing yards put him ahead of Curtis Martin for 4th on the all-time rushing yards list. Jets TE Chris Herndon recorded his first ever NFL reception and finished with 2 catches for 30 yards in the Jets loss. Punter Matt Bosher launched 4 punts for 179 yards for the Falcons.
The No. 21 Miami Hurricanes had more than they could handle in their first 2018 road trip against LSU, when they were ranked No. 8 and appeared to be in cruise mode right through that little pregame altercation that was followed by a dismal season debut.
Through the Canes' win streak a season ago, Malik Rosier was inconsistent and inaccurate, but it was only tolerable because we were winning. Unfortunately, Miami ended the 2017 campaign with 3 straight losses, with a lot of blame falling upon Rosier 's shoulders. Now, with the Canes' loss streak finally broken, has anything changed?
I'm not worried about the Hurricanes defense, and honestly, neither should you. The Canes offense is the unit that's keeping people like me awake all night in the days leading up to Toledo. The Rockets present a tricky challenge for the Hurricanes on Saturday.
The ACC has gotten off to a bit of a rough start this year, but there's a lot of season left to prove some of the doubters wrong. However, with conference play beginning in earnest over the next few weeks, there are some important match-ups to take a look at.
Week 2 saw some ACC teams play tune-up games against FCS or lower tier opponents (like Miami's win over Savannah State), while others tested themselves against quality competition. In both cases, it was a mixed bag of results for the ACC this week.
UM freshman running back Lorenzo Lingard's four carry, 82-yard debut Saturday - combined with his determination to improve his shortcomings - apparently will earn him more playing time. Offensive coordinator Thomas Brown said Tuesday that Lingard is "going to play more."
There has been an upswell of frustration with starting quarterback Malik Rosier. It dated to the three-game losing streak that the Miami football team had to end 2017 and continued with the opening game loss to LSU this season...
The Miami Hurricanes new turnover chain is bigger, badder and has more bling than the original 207 turnover chain. The 2017 chain was, according to Sports Illustrated was a "36-inch, 2.5-kilogram, 10-karat gold chain, with 900 orange and green sapphire stones arranged in a "U" that is 6.5 inches wide."
Rosier's inconsistent play in the four games prior to Saturday's blowout win by the Miami Hurricanes over Savannah State had fans crushing Rosier on social media...
About every scholarship player got action on Saturday as the Hurricanes demolished Savannah State. Among the most impressive was Lingard, who rushed for 82 yards, with 2 touchdowns - on just 4 carries. DeeJay Dallas and Travis Homer (despite a first quarter fumble), looked like their normal productive selves, with Cam'Ron Davis, and Robert Burns also seeing the field.
On Monday morning, the University of Miami announced that ffreshman DE Gregory Rousseau would undergo ankle surgery. Rousseau injured his ankle in Miami's 77-0 blowout win over Savannah State on Saturday. Here's the full release on this injury from Miami Athletics: CORAL GABLES, Fla.
A six-pack of Hurricanes notes on a Monday: ▪ Freshman defensive end Gregory Rousseau will be out indefinitely, possibly for the remainder of the season, after sustaining a fractured right ankle in Saturday's game against Savannah State. UM announced Rousseau will undergo surgery this week.
The University of Miami Hurricanes football team, up to No. 21 in the AP poll following a 77-0 thrashing of Savannah State, now prepares for a road game against Toledo. Coach Mark Richt discussed the four QBs who played Saturday.
Miami's Malek Young was a standout defensive back for the Hurricanes last year, the first player to wear the Turnover Chain. His career came to an abrupt end following a neck injury in the Capital One Orange Bowl. But Young has remained an integral part of Mark Richt's program.
The Hurricanes will have a big supporter speaking on national television at halftime of Sunday's UM-LSU game - even if he's not supposed to show it. Jonathan Vilma impressed ESPN executives so much as an ESPN2 studio analyst last season that network executives promoted him to ABC's college football studio this season, alongside former Texas coach Mack Brown and host Kevin Negandhi.