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.