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Hyde: Mark Richt and Hurricanes back in town, ready for second opener | Commentary

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PDT

He watched The Weather Channel. He talked with his wife, Katharyn. He played a card game called “Double-Deck Shot The Moon” — Richts vs. Richts.

“My wife and I stoned [my son] Jon and his wife, Anna, two to nothing,” Mark Richt said. “Normally, they win. Not this time. I guess it’s ‘What have you...


After Irma: How UM weathered the storm and moved forward after a hurricane disrupted the season

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:00:00 PDT

As Hurricane Irma churned through the Caribbean and continued making her way toward Florida two weeks ago, 35 members of the Hurricanes football team gathered outside the Hecht Center in Coral Gables.

There, outside the athletic facility where they normally studied film, met with coaches and prepared...


After long layoff, No. 14 Miami feels ready to take on Toledo

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:55:00 PDT

Technically, the Miami Hurricanes have already played – and won – their season opener.

But after Hurricane Irma threw their season into disarray, this feels like an opener of sorts, too.

Miami hasn’t played a game since Sept. 2, when it beat Bethune-Cookman 41-13. It had a game at Arkansas State...


Notes, numbers and what to watch for as No. 14 Miami hosts Toledo

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:55:00 PDT

For the first time since Sept. 2, the Hurricanes will play a football game. It’s been an odd start to the season for No. 14 Miami, which had one game canceled and another postponed because of Hurricane Irma.

Here, a look at some key statistics and what to watch for as the Hurricanes return to action...


Veterans impressed with how younger Hurricanes managed Irma distractions

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:30:00 PDT

As much as they’ve tried to stay in shape and focus on the challenge ahead, the 14th-ranked Hurricanes admit there’s a little uncertainty ahead with Miami set to play its first game in nearly three weeks.

Few – if any – of the players have ever dealt with the kind of layoff Hurricane Irma created...


UM receiver Ahmmon Richards questionable for Toledo game

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:37:00 PDT

Miami coach Mark Richt said Miami is being cautious with the progress of injured receiver Ahmmon Richards.

The sophomore missed the Hurricanes’ opener against Bethune-Cookman on Sept. 2 with a hamstring injury and Richt said his status for Saturday’s showdown with Toledo at Hard Rock Stadium is...


Miami Hurricanes’ defense prepares for dynamic Toledo offense after time off

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:48:00 PDT

Under the hot mid-day sun, the Miami Hurricanes’ defense was hard at work at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in the shadow of Disney World.

The UM defense wasn't sharp during its season opener against a Bethune-Cookman team it should have dominated and, perhaps more than any other position...


Miami's Mark Richt discusses Hurricanes' preparations for Toledo

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:11:00 PDT

UM coach Mark Richt talks about Saturday's game against Toledo before practice Wednesday at Disney's Wide World of Sports in Orlando. 


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Rosier, Miami Hurricanes work to regain offensive rhythm after Irma-induced layoff

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:35:00 PDT

Like many living in South Florida, Malik Rosier had a decision to make as Hurricane Irma approached earlier this month.

The Hurricanes quarterback knew he could return home to Mobile, Alabama and get himself completely out of the storm’s path. Or he could get on a bus with some of his coaches and...


UM counting on fan support, donations for hurricane relief Saturday

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:55:00 PDT

As the 14th-ranked Hurricanes prepare to return to Hard Rock Stadium for their first game in nearly three weeks, Miami’s players and coaches are hoping their fans will be there in big numbers to support them.

And in return, the Hurricanes say they understand the kind of impact their game against...


Hurricanes getting their legs back as practices continue after Irma

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:20:00 PDT

After his team went more than a week without practicing, Hurricanes coach Mark Richt wasn’t sure what to expect when his players gathered on a field at Disney’s Wide World of Sports on Friday night.

And so, Richt asked the Hurricanes to run, to get an idea of what kind of shape they were in after...


Hurricanes weather Irma, start refocusing on football ahead of game vs. Toledo

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 14:45:00 PDT

Zach McCloud says his diet of late has consisted mostly of Nutri-Grain bars and apples.

Teammates Kc McDermott and Jaquan Johnson, meanwhile, have relied on workouts that included boarding up windows and lifting broken tree branches, not weights. And Shaq Quarterman, one of the leaders of Miami’s...


Richt: 'It's dangerous, to me, to play football and your mind is somewhere else'

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 08:15:00 PDT

After days of uncertainty because of Hurricane Irma, the Miami Hurricanes football team is starting to get back into its normal routine.

Miami, which canceled its Sept. 9 game at Arkansas State and hasn’t practiced since Sept. 5 because of Irma, returned to work on Saturday morning at Disney’s ESPN...


Hyde: During times like this, we're all one big South Florida team | Commentary

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 13:05:00 PDT

Lord help us. We’re trying to help. We’re trying to heal our community. It’s a week after Hurricane Irma, and we’re all trying to bring the best lessons of sports into the larger calamity of life.

We’re the Panthers delivering trucks of food and water into Broward areas with no power.

We’re the Dolphins...


Hyde: Jimmy Johnson in pain, in tears — and in resolve to rebuild in the Keys | Commentary

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:30:00 PDT

The dock is listing. The water main is broke. The big tiki hut sits on the ground, its thick poles shattered.

“That’s where we’d sit and talk about all the fish we caught,” Jimmy Johnson says.

The pool has six feet of sand in it. A car has sand up to its fender. And that shovel by the front door?


Photos: Jimmy Johnson returns to his Irma-ravaged home in Tavernier

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:31:00 PDT

Former University of Miami and Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson returned to the shocking aftermath of Hurricane Irma at his decimated home in Tavernier, in the middle Keys.


UM women's hoops team to open ACC play against conference powers Duke, Notre Dame

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:45:00 PDT

After the graduations of senior leaders Adrienne Motley, Jessica Thomas and Keyona Hayes, and with point guard Laura Cornelius set to redshirt after tearing her ACL in the offseason, the Miami Hurricanes women’s basketball team will be in transition this season.

Their conference schedule will force...


UM to practice in Orlando due to aftermath of Hurricane Irma

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 10:30:00 PDT

They’ve already had one game canceled, another postponed and they haven’t practiced in more than a week because of Hurricane Irma.

But soon enough, the 17th-ranked Miami Hurricanes football team will be getting back into their pre-game routine ahead of their Sept. 23 showdown against Toledo.



Palm Beach Central lineman Renato Brown commits to Miami Hurricanes

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:00:00 PDT

Palm Beach Central junior lineman Renato Brown has committed to the Miami Hurricanes.

The 6-foot-5, 310-pound three-star prospect announced his commitment on Twitter on Tuesday night.

Brown, who can play defensive tackle or offensive tackle, transferred to Palm Beach Central this offseason from Oxbridge...


UM falls in latest AP Top 25 poll after Arkansas State cancellation

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 14:45:00 PDT

The Miami Hurricanes didn’t play a game this past weekend and got mixed results in the latest major college football polls afterward.

Miami, which did not travel to Arkansas State for its game against the Red Wolves, dropped a spot to No. 17 in the latest AP Top 25 poll which was released Sunday.