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At Miami, Mark Richt hopes legends can invigorate program

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Mark Richt outstretched his arms, leaned back and fell off the 10-meter diving platform at Miami's aquatics complex as those who were at a recent Hurricanes' recruiting event cheered wildly. He flipped in the air, hitting the water feet-first. For Miami's sake, Richt better have bigger splashes coming. As he finishes up preparations for his first training...
Via Associated Press
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miami Hurricanes 2016 Freshman Profile: Joseph Jackson

In an effort to keep even the most hardcore Miami fan up to date on their favorite players, SOTU will be running a Freshman Profile series. In these posts, our writers will profile UM's newcomers for 2016. That way, when the season get's here, you hopefully will have a new found love for the team on the field. Joseph Jackson DE - 6'5 245 Freshman - Miami, Fl (Gulliver Prep...
Via State of the U
22 hours ago

Miami Hurricanes 2016 Freshman Profile: Michael Irvin II

In an effort to keep even the most hardcore Miami fan up to date on their favorite players, SOTU will be running a Freshman Profile series. In these posts, our writers will profile UM's newcomers for 2016. That way, when the season get's here, you hopefully will have a new found love for the team on the field. Michael Irvin II TE/H-Back - 6'2 230 Freshman...
Via State of the U
23 hours ago

Miami Hurricanes 2016 Freshman Profile: Zach McCloud

In an effort to keep even the most hardcore Miami fan up to date on their favorite players, SOTU will be running a Freshman Profile series. In these posts, our writers will profile UM's newcomers for 2016. That way, when the season get's here, you hopefully will have a new found love for the team on the field. Zach McCloud LB - 6'2 218 Freshman - Lake Worth, Fl Blessed...
Via State of the U
1 day ago

Miami Hurricanes Football Coaching Profile: Stacy Searels

Arguably the positions coach with the most important role for UM's success in 2016. Big Man with a Big Task It's no secret that the Miami Hurricanes 2016 season could hinge on the play of the offensive line. Defensive improvement across the board is expected in a new scheme, and Brad Kaaya has a plethora of weapons to work with on O. But all of that will be for naught, if...
Via State of the U
2 days ago

Q&A: Mark Richt at 2016 ACC Kickoff

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Much more from Mark Richt (and Miami’s player representatives, Brad Kaaya and Justin Vogel) here later, but here’s the transcript of the press conference Richt conducted in the main ballroom, in front of the TV cameras and writers from all different types of media outlets. Mark Richt speaks at a press conference at the 2016 ACC Kickoff in Charlotte,...
Via Canes Watch
3 days ago

Part I: Q&A with Miami Hurricanes defensive coordinator Manny Diaz

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Miami’s defense will not be represented at the ACC Kickoff. The Hurricanes elected to send punter Justin Vogel to accompany quarterback Brad Kaaya, likely to the chagrin of regional and national reporters looking to write stories on how Miami will look on that side of the ball. To fill the void, here’s a few choice thoughts from defensive coordinator Manny...
Via Canes Watch
4 days ago

Recruiting: WR Evidence Njoku commits to Miami Hurricanes

He has a name that is both unique and familiar. Miami coaches got a call Monday night from Evidence Njoku, a wide receiver from New Jersey. He told them he was committing for the class of 2017. In this image he posted to his Twitter account, Evidence Njoku (right) poses with Miami receivers coach Ron Dugans. They were no doubt excited, because not only is Njoku the brother of...
Via Canes Watch
6 days ago

Ray Lewis’ speech fires up Miami Hurricanes football players at camp

Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker and ESPN analyst Ray Lewis now has a bit more free time since he and the Worldwide Leader parted ways a few months ago. Lewis, a Miami alumnus, was invited by Hurricanes new head coach to speak at the team’s Paradise Camp on Saturday, as 100 juniors and seniors listened intently. The former middle linebacker can speak as well as he can hit, and...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ray Lewis gives fiery speech at Miami football camp

Ray Lewis may no longer be playing professional football, but if there’s one thing he can still do successfully, it’s deliver a rousing speech. Lewis was among several Miami Hurricanes alumni to speak at the football program’s Paradise Camp this weekend. He then was asked by new head coach Mark Richt to speak in front of more than 100 campers, comprised of high school juniors...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Hurricanes will always be ‘family’ to Al Blades Jr.

CORAL GABLES — Many expect Al Blades Jr. to be a Hurricane one day. He very well might be. And while the son of the late former UM safety says Miami remains “family,” he still plans to explore all the options in front of him. Al Blades Jr. (247Sports) “After my freshman year committing [and decommitting after Al Golden was fired] and seeing how that affected me, seeing...
Via Canes Watch
7 days ago

Recruiting: DB Akeem Dent commits to Miami Hurricanes 

Miami picked up a commitment from Akeem Dent, a 2019 defensive back from Royal Palm Beach. He primarily plays corner for the Wildcats and also fills in at safety. He was offered before the camp, and said he committed Saturday because of the atmosphere. He also has an FAU offer. Dent, listed at 6-foot-1 and 170 pounds, is UM’s second commit for 2019. Linebacker Jesiah Pierre...
Via Canes Watch
8 days ago

Video: Mark Richt Goes Backwards Off The High Dive During Pool Day At Miami

Miami fans hope that Mark Richt brings the winning tradition he built at Georgia down to his alma mater. While that is yet to be seen, he is bringing one tradition to the ‘Canes already: his annual plunge off the high dive during pool day. Richt has been doing this with his teams every summer for years now, and his first in Miami is no different. Head coach @MarkRicht is ready...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: The Rock, Calais Campbell Do ‘The U’ At ‘Ballers’ Premiere

Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson celebrated Miami at the Ballers premiere by posing with ‘The U.’ Campbell posted the photo on his Twitter last night.  #Ballers #PremiereLife #TheU https://t.co/L9PWDDvNz6 pic.twitter.com/iiEqCPGK3g — Calais Campbell (@Campbell93) July 15, 2016 Both Johnson and Campbell played football at Miami...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sam Bruce, 4-star Miami recruit, facing suspension over gun photo

One highly-touted Miami Hurricanes football recruit has landed himself in some hot water. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, four-star wide receiver recruit Sam Bruce could face a one or two game suspension at Miami due to a photo that showed him “brandishing a gun.” The incident led to Jackson leaving St. Thomas Aquinas in Florida, but it has not gone away. “Bruce...
Via Campus Sports Net
11 days ago  |  Discuss

DUI charge dropped against Miami Hurricanes RB Mark Walton

MIAMI (AP) -- Drunken driving charges have been dropped against University of Miami running back Mark Walton. Ed Griffith, a spokesman for the Miami-Dade County State Attorney's Office, confirmed Monday that the 19-year-old player no longer faces the DUI charge. Police said Walton had bloodshot, watery eyes and slurred speech when officers stopped him in April. Breath tests showed...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: New Miami Stadium might not be ready for Dolphins', Hurricanes' season openers

Construction on New Miami Stadium isn't moving along as quickly as expected, causing growing concern that the venue won't be ready in time for the Miami Dolphins' and Miami Hurricanes' regular season openers.New Miami Stadium, formerly known as Sun Life Stadium, is currently undergoing the second phase of a $450 million renovation, but the timeline for completion keeps getting pushed...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami asks fans if they should return to classic logo deal on helmets

The Miami Hurricanes underwent a big change this offseason when they hired alum and Georgia head coach Mark Richt to be their new leader. It looks like they could be going with another change regarding their uniforms in the near future. On Tuesday, the Hurricanes’ equipment team tweeted out a photo of their helmet asking fans if they should return to the “classic logo,” which...
Via Campus Sports Net
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida State fan trolls Florida, Miami with Father's Day meme

College football in the state of Florida is an interesting beast, with three major programs – Florida State, Florida and Miami – fighting for bragging rights each and every season, though things have been pretty lopsided since Jimbo Fisher took over in Tallahassee.  Over the last six seasons, since 2010, the Seminoles have won 11 of the last 12 games – combined – against...
Via College Spun
June 19, 2016  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Adidas Gives Miami Super Cool Practice Uniforms

When it comes down to swag, the Miami Hurricanes are always in the swing of things. When it comes down to it, game uniforms are always top priority, but the Hurricanes have decided to add some swagger to their practices with the help of Adidas. Even though there isn’t much glamour to a practice jersey, Adidas did a fine job making sure the Canes are looking fly as they get ready...
Via Gamedayr
June 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Four-star point guard Chris Lykes commits to Miami

This weekend, the Miami Hurricanes received yet another commit to their 2017 recruiting class. Four-star point guard Chris Lykes made his commitment to the program official on Sunday with an announcement via Twitter. Lykes thanked his coaches, and expressed his excitement to be a part of the Miami program. Glad to be a part of the family❗️#UMiami @miamibasketball pic.twitter...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 13, 2016  |  Discuss

NCAA baseball tournament 2016: Miami walks off to Super Regional

The Miami Hurricanes are the No. 3 national seed in the 2016 NCAA baseball tournament and they are looking to make a run at the fifth national championship and first since 2001. They won the Coral Gables Regional and advanced to their second straight Super Regional with a dramatic victory in the regional final Sunday. MIAMI IS ON TO SUPER REGIONALS! A walk-off single by Randy Batista...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Don't expect Florida-Miami to be an annual event says Gators AD

To the delight of many Florida and Miami fans, the Gators and ‘Canes will open the 2019 college football season with a game in Orlando. The two programs used to play virtually every year from the 1940s to the 80s, but have only played six times since 1987, the last game coming in 2013. While the rivalry will be renewed in a few years, Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley does...
Via College Spun
May 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Mark Richt: Satellite camps are ‘illegal recruiting’

Count Mark Richt among the group of college football coaches against satellite camps. The current Miami Hurricanes head coach believes they are an example of “illegal recruiting.” Richt spoke to program boosters in a Q&A on Monday, and the topic of satellite camps came up. The NCAA recently overturned a ban on satellite camps pending a review on the overall recruiting process...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Ray Lewis’ son, a former Miami cornerback, charged with criminal sexual conduct

The son of former NFL star linebacker Ray Lewis has been charged with criminal sexual conduct, according to multiple reports.  Ray Anthony Lewis, the 20-year-old son of the former Baltimore Raven, reportedly “engaged in sexual battery” with 18-year-old woman while she was “mentally incapacitated and/or physically helpless from the use of drugs and/or alcohol.” A second...
Via College Spun
April 29, 2016  |  Discuss
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