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Miami Hurricanes News and Notes: Multiple Canes win awards; Hurricane Matthew coming?

Your daily digest of Miami Hurricanes news for October 4th

Miami v Georgia Tech
DE Trent Harris was one of several Canes to get recognized for their strong play against Georgia Tech.
Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images

This week feels like forever...and it’s only Tuesday. Here’s hoping the news makes the time go faster.

Let’s begin.

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

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:

Here you can see how the storm’s projected path changed from the 8pm to 11pm advisories

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:

Not good.

With the storm tracking back toward Florida, Govenor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency for all counties in the Sunshine State.

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.

Quick Hitters

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!)

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.

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.

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.

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:

And, lastly, if you missed yesterday’s news and notes, I have it for you right here:

That’s it. 4 days to go.

Go Canes