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Hyde: Mark Richt, who nearly quit after losing a QB competition, picks Malik Rosier to lead 2017 'Canes | Commentary

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:05:00 PDT

The future of the Hurricanes football team now rests on a question that is both uncertain and premature to untangle:

How good is Malik Rosier?

The coach with more information on Rosier than anyone, after working with and watching him closely for more than a year, hasn’t just made quarterbacks his...


Miami Hurricanes coach Mark Richt names redshirt junior Malik Rosier starting QB

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:15:00 PDT

Finally, the Hurricanes know who will be leading their offense when a new season begins in two weeks.

And after a prolonged three-week competition, the player with the most experience as a Hurricane will be the one leading the charge.

Malik Rosier, who has served as Miami’s backup quarterback the...


In his own words: Mark Richt breaks down his decision to make Malik Rosier UM's starting quarterback

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:55:00 PDT

In his 16-year career as a head coach, Mark Richt has presided over his share of quarterback battles.

On Tuesday, the latest ended when he named redshirt junior Malik Rosier the Hurricanes’ new starter ahead of Miami’s Sept. 2 opener against Bethune-Cookman.

Rosier earned the job, Richt said,...


Michael Irvin II progressing as UM keeps searching for depth at tight end

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:10:00 PDT

For two years, David Njoku was a reliable, steady force for the Hurricanes at tight end.

After his departure for the NFL, No. 18 Miami has had to deal with a troubling lack of depth at the position, one that Hurricanes coach Mark Richt said could affect how his offense performs, especially in goal-line...


As 'Canes move closer to opener, some clarity for Miami's offensive linemen

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:30:00 PDT

The Hurricanes have, for a little bit now, worked with a starting offensive line they believe will be effective when Miami opens the season against on Sept. 2 against Bethune-Cookman.

What’s been a bit of a mystery for most of camp has been who will play behind the projected starters, which include...


'Canes snag first preseason AP Top 25 ranking since 2010

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Though they’ve yet to name a starting quarterback, the Hurricanes have been picked to win the ACC’s Coastal Division title and play for their first conference championship.

More than a few of their returning players have earned preseason awards and accolades. And already, the Hurricanes have earned...


'Canes defense creating its share of camp turnovers

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:05:00 PDT

While the Miami Hurricanes face several questions on offense — namely, who will be the starting quarterback? — Miami does know its defense has the potential to be among the best in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The Hurricanes return two former freshmen All-American linebackers in Shaq Quarterman...


After 'Canes second scrimmage, Richt moving closer to deciding on starting quarterback

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:00:00 PDT

Two scrimmages in, there’s still no definite answer on the Miami Hurricanes’ biggest question of camp.

But after three weeks of work, it seems as if Mark Richt is moving closer to naming a starting quarterback, the Miami coach saying on Saturday he’ll likely settle on a signal caller in the coming...


Some "unofficial official" stats and quick thoughts from Mark Richt after UM's second scrimmage...

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:35:00 PDT

The Hurricanes held their second scrimmage of camp on Saturday.

If you were hoping coach Mark Richt would name a starting quarterback immediately after, well, that didn’t happen.

Instead, Richt said he’ll likely decide on a starter by Tuesday — though whether he makes that announcement public or...


Hurricanes redshirt sophomore LB Jamie Gordinier to miss season (knee)

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:45:00 PDT

Miami Hurricanes linebacker Jamie Gordinier will miss the season after sustaining a right knee injury, the university announced on Friday.

It is the second major setback for Gordinier, who is a sophomore. Last year, he was injured early in the season-opener against Florida A&M and missed the rest...


UM coach Mark Richt disappointed after Friday's poor practice

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:40:00 PDT

The normally jovial Mark Richt was in no mood for it after Friday’s practice.

The Miami Hurricanes coach was so disappointed he requested the media not print anything he said to his team in the final huddle before players left the field. He had choice words for them after a poor showing this late...


UM coach Mark Richt unhappy with effort in Friday's practice

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:51:00 PDT

UM coach Mark Richt voices his displeasure with the team's effort during Friday's practice.


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Hurricanes preparing for second scrimmage of preseason

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:10:00 PDT

The Miami Hurricanes are expected to hold their second scrimmage Saturday on campus.

Coach Mark Richt just doesn’t know what time yet. He said that will depend on the weather.

“What I’m doing is I’m going to start in the morning, and if the weather is good, we’ll do it in the morning,” Richt said....


Young, Redwine among developing players in UM's secondary

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:15:00 PDT

As he read off the statistics from the first scrimmage of camp, Mark Richt was bemused.

“Malek Young -- two tackles and an interception,” the Hurricanes coach said with a smile and a slight shake of his head. “He seems to have an interception every time we scrimmage.”

To an offensive coach whose...


Defensive tackle Jon Ford reports, 'Canes 2017 recruiting class all in

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:50:00 PDT

Finally, all the members of Miami’s recruiting class are on campus.

More importantly for the Hurricanes, they’re all practicing.

Defensive tackle Jon Ford, a former standout at Dillard High, is enrolled in classes and participated in his first practice at Miami on Thursday morning. Unlike the rest...


Miami, Alabama in talks for 2021 season opener

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 20:00:00 PDT

They want ‘Bama? It sure seems that way.

The Hurricanes and Crimson Tide — two of college football’s traditional powerhouse programs — are in talks to meet again, a source told the Sun Sentinel late Wednesday. No contract has officially been signed, the source also said.

The Tuscaloosa News first...


Hurricanes sophomore Travis Homer steps into backup running back role

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:25:00 PDT

Miami Hurricanes running back Travis Homer couldn’t wait to break the news last year the first time he returned to his high school alma mater to watch a game.

When Homer bumped into his old coach at Oxbridge Academy, Brendan Kent, all he wanted to discuss was his role with the Hurricanes.



UM's Ahmmon Richards brings fun to practice with old-school end zone dance

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:05:00 PDT

Ahmmon Richards has been dancing in the end zone after touchdowns in practice since last season.

It was a secret until he was captured on video during last Saturday’s scrimmage at Hard Rock Stadium. Cameras caught him mimicking the dance made popular by Hurricanes players from the 1980s. The move,...


After multiple knee injuries, UM's Patchan working to regain form

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:45:00 PDT

The moment felt better than Scott Patchan had ever imagined it would.

More than a year after arriving at Miami, the defensive end pulled on his uniform for the first time. He ran through the Hurricanes’ famed smoke and finally took the field for the first game of his college career.

That his long-awaited...


Veterans provide motivation as Hurricanes work through Week 3

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:35:00 PDT

The first scrimmage is in the books. Another looms on the agenda on Saturday.

And the Miami Hurricanes have been practicing for well over two weeks now. In recent days, when the feels-like temperature has topped the 90-degree mark in South Florida, that’s meant having to make sure player safety...