This week feels like forever...and it’s only Tuesday. Here’s hoping the news makes the time go faster.
Trent Harris and Shaq Quarterman earn praise for performances at Georgia Tech
Miami played a solid game vs Georgia Tech, emerging with a 35-21 victory. Several players earned high praise for their performances. And they are:
ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week, Trent Harris
Miami Hurricanes Football: Harris Named ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week https://t.co/RneVRazpc4— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) October 3, 2016
247sports True Freshman of the Week Shaq Quarterman
In addition to Quarterman, fellow true freshmen Mike Pinckney and Joseph Jackson earned praise and recognition from 247sports. That combination of players is already impacting games, and the mix of youth and experience on the Canes defense has been perfect so far this season.
Now, they just have to keep it going as the schedule increases in difficulty.
So, about Hurricane Matthew....
Remember how yesterday I said everything would be fine unless Hurricane Matthew took a turn toward the Northwest of it’s path?
Hurricane Matthew took a turn to the Northwest of it’s path. Here’s yesterday’s 11PM update on the storm:
This is way more interesting me to the cone. More models than don't bode poorly for Florida pic.twitter.com/giVyUHUhup— Chris Wittyngham (@ChrisWittyngham) October 4, 2016
Here you can see how the storm’s projected path changed from the 8pm to 11pm advisories
Here's the 8pm and 11pm cones ... the 11pm has the cone stretching more across the Florida peninsula. pic.twitter.com/rmkwCo7qkj— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) October 4, 2016
And here is a map with a projection of the percentile chance of various parts of Florida experiencing Hurricane force winds through and including Saturday.
And here’s what Hurricane Matthew looks like from space:
Cameras outside the space station captured dramatic views of major Hurricane Matthew as the orbital complex flew 250 miles above (speed x4). pic.twitter.com/nfAQuw2OQC— Intl. Space Station (@Space_Station) October 3, 2016
With the storm tracking back toward Florida, Govenor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency for all counties in the Sunshine State.
I have declared a state of emergency in every Florida county due to the severity and magnitude of Hurricane Matthew.— Rick Scott (@FLGovScott) October 3, 2016
While no Hurricane watches or warnings have been announced as of the writing of this piece, it would not shock me to see those be announced on Tuesday.
At this point, it’s too early to speculate as to what may or may not happen with the storm, and what effect that will or won’t have for the Miami-FSU game scheduled for Saturday.
But uh........Hurricane Matthew has my full attention.
4-star ATH Chris Henderson Decommits from Miami
This was rumored be coming for a while, but 4-star ATH Christopher Henderson (Miami, FL) decommitted from the Canes on Monday.
This isn’t great, but it isn’t a class breaker, either. Henderson can be replaced in this class by several available options. For a more full discussion on that point, here is this month’s Class Breakdown
There will be more talk of recruiting this week, but Henderson’s drop and the Class Breakdown (and great comments section — word to LCC) are just the place to start.
Time to finish strong
Everything you need to know from Canes Football to get you prepared for Saturday night’s game. (Read this, but keep checking back. We’ll have plenty of stuff for you as well, guys!)
Gameday Prep: No. 10 Miami to host No. 23 FSU https://t.co/q4OaCM3ELz— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) October 3, 2016
We all knew this would happen when gametime was announced as 8pm, but ABC/ESPN assigned their A team announcers Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit to call Canes-Noles on Saturday.
As expected, ESPN assigns Fowler and Herbstreit to UM-FSU at 8 p.m. Saturday on ABC.— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) October 3, 2016
Devin Tucker has your ProCanes NFL recap from Week 4.
Craig T. Smith has another great installment of his Monday Musings.
Justin Dottavio aka Ironman Football went back into the video lab to dissect FSU’s defensive performances vs Ole Miss, Louisville, and North Carolina. Absolute. Must. Read.
Speaking of that FSU defense Justin looked at on film, according to our SBN colleagues at Tomahawk Nation, it’s bad. Legendarily bad. The worst, actually.
Florida State's defense is off to its worst start in program history heading into Miami week https://t.co/DpqsGYzQhm— SB✯Nation CFB (@SBNationCFB) October 3, 2016
Doesn’t matter if Canes can’t capitalize, though. So, we better get to work and do our jobs.
Game time for Miami-UNC was announced today.
North Carolina at UM will be 3:30 start on Oct.15. ABC or ESPN.— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) October 3, 2016
Front Office Sports spoke with University of Miami Assistant Director of Digital Strategy Tim Brogdon about the Canes’ ground-breaking partnership with EON Sports VR to create Canes VR.
Want/need throwback Canes logos for your mobile devices? Canes Digital Media staff has you covered:
You dig the old school look? Word.— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) October 3, 2016
We've got some wallpapers for you to deck out your device. pic.twitter.com/HTtrAd45ys
And, lastly, if you missed yesterday’s news and notes, I have it for you right here:
That’s it. 4 days to go.