NFL draft analyst: Duke Johnson, Denzel Perryman will thrive in 2015

Bucky Brooks has been high on Hurricanes before. He’s the NFL Network analyst who gushed over Stephen Morris before the 2013 season, saying he might be “the most talented quarterback” in a draft class that included Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater. Of course, Morris looked good before he got hurt that September, but … still. His praise of Denzel Perryman and Duke Johnson...
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April 29, 2015

Hurricanes notes: Miami doesn't expect much rest in 'bye' week

Don't call it a bye week. Although they don't play this Saturday for the first time since Labor Day, the Miami Hurricanes travel to Virginia Tech for a pivotal Thursday night matchup Oct. 23. Head coach Al Golden, who spoke via teleconference Monday afternoon, has given his players time to regroup after seven straight games to open the season. Practice will resume Wednesday, with...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Brad Kaaya's maturity on full display in Hurricanes' rout of Arkansas State

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- University of Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya stays even-keeled no matter the situation. Whether it be Labor Day's forgettable result against Louisville or Saturday's record-breaking performance against Arkansas State, Kaaya maintains a calm demeanor as the leader of the offense. Kaaya went 16 of 24 for 342 yards -- setting the program's true freshman record ...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami transfer Jake Heaps: ‘I didn’t come here to be backup’

After spending time during his college career at BYU and Kansas, transfer Jake Heaps is looking to make his senior season a big one at the helm of the Miami Hurricanes. The ‘Canes’ starting quarterback job looked to be Ryan Williams’ heading into the spring. Williams, after all, had performed well in his backup role to starter Stephen Morris a season ago. But the former...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami (FL) Football 2014: 10 Things You Need To Know

If you did not know by now, the seat that University of Miami head coach Al Golden may be a little warm. The situation may not be as bad as say the situation in Gainesville with Will Muschamp, but the natives in Coral Gables may be a little worried that the Hurricanes, who are now off probation and all bans – self-inflicted and by the NCAA – will not produce like they are capable...
Via Football Nation
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Hurricanes football: Quarterback breakdown

The Miami Hurricanes are going into the 2014 season with a new face at the quarterback position. Former Hurricanes quarterback Stephen Morris has now graduated and now is with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent and is competing just to make the roster at this point since the Jaguars have drafted quarterback Blake Bortles to be the future of the franchise. Morris...
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars News and Notes: Morris Signs, Rackley Released

The Jacksonville Jaguars continue to make moves to improve the franchise’s roster – both through the NFL Draft and free agency. The team has announced, according to Fox Sports, that 17 rookie free agents have been signed after Saturday evening to come and compete for a roster spot.By doing so, the team also was able to acquire a second rookie quarterback, possibly the one team...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jags cut Rackley, sign Miami QB Morris among 17 rookie free agents

The Jacksonville Jaguars announced Monday they have agreed to terms with 17 rookie free agents, including University of Miami quarterback Stephen Morris, and released Will Rackley, their starting left guard for most of the 2013 season. Morris went undrafted last week after the 6-foot-2, 218-pound Miami native spent four years with the Hurricanes, arting every game for them as a junior...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes quarterbacks struggle after being thrust to center stage

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- The University of Miami spring game was supposed to have been Ryan Williams' debut as the Hurricanes No. 1 quarterback. Stephen Morris' backup the past two seasons, however, was sidelined after suffering a torn ACL eight days earlier. The injury meant redshirt freshman Kevin Olsen and redshirt sophomore Gray Crow moved up on the UM depth chart. Olsen, brother...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes QB Ryan Williams tears right ACL

Miami Hurricanes quarterback Ryan Wilson tore his right ACL on Friday during a non-contact drill. On Saturday it was announced by Miami that Williams will have surgery next week but did not disclose how severe his injury is nor provide a timetable for his return. A source told ESPN that Williams hopes to return, but it’s “going to be tough.” The Hurricanes will now have to...
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Miami Hurricanes Pro Day Report

With a gentle breeze and a perfect blue Coral Gables sky, former Miami Hurricanes football players tried out for pro scouts on Thursday morning at Greentree Practice Fields. A new generation of ProCanes are ready for their chance in the big leagues. Representatives from 30 of the 32 NFL teams were present (Washington and Chicago were not in attendance), along with five CFL teams...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami (FL) Football: 5 Biggest Questions Heading Into 2014

The Miami Hurricanes were supposed to show the most improvement in Al Golden's tenure this coming season. Instead, his players did not get the memo and showed early on in the 2013 season they were a team on the rise. It was a little too quick, and the team did not know how to handle last sesaon injuries and losses, but nonetheless, Golden and his trooops have faculty, staff, fans...
Via Football Nation
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes Football: Five Questions Heading into Spring Ball

Spring practice begins this Saturday, March 1stat 9 a.m. and culminates in April with the Spring Game for the 2014 edition of the Miami Hurricanes.  There are a few questions that will need answering once practice begins, which this year a majority of them are open to the public for viewing.  Most surround the quarterback position and then they shoot directly to the offensive...
Via CaneInsider
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

It's a lean year for Miami Hurricanes' NFL draft prospects

When the New York Giants selected defensive back Kenny Phillips with the 31st overall selection in 2008, at least one University of Miami player had been taken in the first round of the NFL Draft for 14 straight years. That's significant to note because Phillips is the last Hurricane to achieve the feat, thus ending a record-breaking streak. The dry spell will continue in May, with...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Hurricanes Release 2014 Football Schedule

The Miami Hurricanes released the 2014 football schedule on Wednesday afternoon. The season kicks off at Louisville at 8 p.m. on September 1, Labor Day. The game will be broadcast on ESPN. It is a rematch of the Russell Athletic Bowl, which the Hurricanes lost 36-9. Next season will be the  inaugural season in the Atlantic Coast Conference for the Louisville Cardinals. The Hurricanes...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Al Golden reiterates commitment to Miami, will keep staff intact

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- University of Miami head coach Al Golden didn't mention Penn State by name once during Monday afternoon's press conference. Though he fielded questions regarding last week's speculation he would take the vacant position at his alma mater, Golden emphasized his readiness to move forward as a Hurricane. "It's one of those things, I really don't talk about other...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

'Canes endure 36-9 Russell Bowl rout by Louisville

Miami spent the last two bowl seasons watching from home, waiting for the day when it could begin trying to climb back to prominence. After being pounded in the Russell Athletic Bowl by future Atlantic Coast Conference foe Louisville, it's clear that rebuilding process is not yet complete. Teddy Bridgewater threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score to help No. 18 Louisville...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Russell Athletic Bowl Post-Game Reaction Videos

It all starts right here with this quote: Number one, we just won nine games for the first time in a decade. I wish we won ten. But we’re busting our tails right now to keep moving it forward.. There is no time table. I take responsibility for everything that happens in this program. Again, today wasn’t good enough. I’m proud of the seniors and I don’t want that to be diminished...
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Miami Gets Throttled by Louisville in Russell Athletic Bowl

Insult meet injury. It may have looked like the Hurricanes took the field on Saturday night at the Florida Citrus Bowl, but in reality, it looked more like a bunch of lifeless bodies occupied those uniforms. Miami’s defense gave up more than 500 yards on their way to a 36-9 butt-whooping by Teddy Bridgewater and the Cards. Miami was 0-11 on third down. Teddy Bridgewater finished...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Three Predictions: Louisville vs. Miami – Russell Athletic Bowl

This may not be the BCS finale to the Cardinal football season we had hopes for at the beginning of the year, but Charlie & Co. will take the field in Orlando today with the opportunity to make history anyway as just the 2nd team in program history to notch a 12-win season. A win today would also make Charlie Strong the first coach in Louisville football history to win 3 bowl...
Via The Cardinal Connect
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Morris excited for his Miami QB finale

Stephen Morris will leave Miami ranking among its all-time passing leaders in completions, attempts and yards. He's also leaving with a degree, which makes him particularly proud. Best of all, he's leaving when he should. When the NCAA mess over the acts of a former booster struck Miami in 2011, it jeopardized Morris' future. Bowl bans were coming. Speculation was rampant that...
Via AP on Fox
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Hurricanes' keys to victory over Cardinals

Time: Saturday, 6:45 p.m. TV: ESPN Lamar Miller didn't play the last time the Miami Hurricanes visited the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando for the 2009 Champs Sports Bowl. Miller, then a redshirt freshman and now the starting running back for the Miami Dolphins, watched as Sam Shields returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown (only to have it called back) and Graig Cooper tore...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Russell Athletic Bowl: Is this the end of the Teddy Bridgewater era at Louisville?

Miami Hurricanes (9-3) vs. Louisville Cardinals (11-1) Saturday, Dec. 28, 6:45 p.m. EST, ESPN Line: Louisville by 3.5 How Miami got here: Al Golden’s team went through streaks — both good and bad — this fall. The Hurricanes opened the season with seven consecutive victories, including a surprise 21-16 win over Florida. A lambasting at the hands of rival Florida State started...
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December 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Hurricanes look to give pocket pressure as a holiday present for Bridgewater

By Will Brown   The holiday season is all about being around familiar faces and places.   In many ways, that is also the theme for the Russell Athletic Bowl as both Miami and Louisville have a plethora of hometown connections between the two schools. Those ties that bind, as well as the talent of Louisville quarterback, and Miami native, Teddy Bridgewater were two of the topics...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Seantrel Henderson Headed to the Senior Bowl

Miami’s highly touted offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson ends his career with an invite to the best post season bowl for seniors where scouts evaluate potential for NFL talent.  Here’s the full press-release provided by the University of Miami. MOBILE, Ala. – Miami Hurricanes senior offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson has accepted an invitation to play in the 2014 Reese’s...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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