MIAMI RUMORS & GOSSIP

Recruiting: Four-star DE D.J. Johnson commits to Miami Hurricanes

He stood out during Miami’s Paradise Camp two weekends ago, and his public commitment to Miami was the same way. Defensive end D.J. Johnson didn’t participate in camp but cut an imposing figure on the sidelines, standing 6-foot-5 and 240 pounds and wearing a pair of mirrored shades at night. When he committed to Miami on Monday, Johnson did it in a unique way: with a video...
Via Canes Watch
5 hours ago

Welcome to the U, Deonte "DJ" Johnson

Canes get a major addition to the 2017 recruiting class as 4-star DE Deonte "DJ" Johnson commits to the University of Miami. BOOM! Mark Richt's Canes got a HUGE addition to the 2017 recruiting class today as 4-star DE Deonte "DJ" Johnson has committed to the University of MIami. DJ Johnson's Crazy Day✨✨✨check out my college decision https://t.co/rFM25F2RxU pic.twitter...
Via State of the U
6 hours ago

Brad Kaaya assesses his Hurricanes pass-catchers entering 2016

Brad Kaaya was disappointed to see sophomore Lawrence Cager suffer a season-ending knee injury last week, a malady that leaves Miami with seven scholarship receivers entering fall camp (Aug. 4). “It is tough,” Kaaya said last Friday at the ACC Kickoff. “This summer he was doing really good. He was awesome. He was almost unguardable. He was catching eight or nine passes...
Via Canes Watch
9 hours ago

Advance scouting: Looking at Miami’s 2016 schedule through the lens of media days

A stroll through Miami’s 2016 season, with thoughts from Mark Richt, Brad Kaaya and others from recent conference media days: Players from the ACC Coastal, including Miami’s Brad Kaaya (front, third from left) and Justin Vogel (back, third from left) pose for a photo at the ACC Kickoff in Charlotte, N.C. (ACC) Florida A&M (Sept. 3, 6 p.m., ESPN3) Last year’s opener...
Via Canes Watch
10 hours ago

Miami Hurricanes picked 2nd in ACC Coastal

Mark Richt’s first Canes team could be the first Canes team to win the ACC Coastal. The preseason ballot by 191 Media Members at ACC Kickoff has been tabulated. And, their prognostications have the Miami Hurricanes in 2nd in the ACC’s Coastal Division. Canes picked to finish second in @theACC Coastal Division - https://t.co/hEX8gkv91w pic.twitter.com/TarQTCAION — Canes...
Via State of the U
11 hours ago

Check Out This New, Very Green Miami Football Concept Uniform

Miami made a high-profile switch from Nike to adidas ahead of last season, so we’ve seen a number of new uniforms for the Hurricanes over the last few years. None are quite as green as a new concept design by Next Gen Uniforms. Their newest idea for the ‘Canes gives the team green jerseys and pants, with orange undershirts, and a cool green-to-orange faded helmet. What do you...
Via College Spun
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mark Richt looking to Miami's past in effort to 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
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Evidence Njoku proves that at The U, it's a family thing

The brother of Miami tight end, David Njoku, is ready to write to his own story in Coral Gables. Standing at 6-foot-4-inches, and weighing close to 200 pounds, Evidence Njoku has a frame that all coaches want for their receivers. "I think there are some things that set me up apart with wide receivers," Njoku said. "I've been told by the [Miami] staff that it's rare for me to have...
Via State of the U
15 hours ago

Miami picked second in ACC Coastal; Brad Kaaya earns POY votes

The Hurricanes were picked to finish second behind North Carolina in the ACC Coastal Division, and quarterback Brad Kaaya earned a little love for preseason player of the year. Brad Kaaya throws against UNC last season. (Getty Images) Such are the results of local interest from the ACC’s annual poll, in which 191 media members voted at the ACC Kickoff last weekend in Charlotte...
Via Canes Watch
16 hours ago

Recruiting Radar: Class Breakdown 7/25

The 2nd installment of our running series evaluating the Canes' 2017 recruiting class. Welcome back to the Class Breakdown. No, I didn't post one in June, but the last one was on May 31st, so it's not that big of a loss. And, I wanted to wait until there was more movement in the target and commit group before putting out a new one. Lucky for us, there has been sufficient movement...
Via State of the U
17 hours ago

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
1 day 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
1 day 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
7 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
7 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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
9 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
10 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
12 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
14 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
20 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

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
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