No jokes today. Let’s get right into the news.
Hurricane Matthew tracking more toward Florida, closures begin.
The last 2 days have not been good for South Florida in terms of the projected track of Hurricane Matthew. The Category 4 Hurricane has continued to track more and more toward the northwest and is now projected to me coming directly for South Florida. This, from the 11pm Advisory from the National Hurricane Center:
Wide swath of wind speed gusts in excess of hurricane force (64-knots+) along track of Hurricane Matthew -- map thru Saturday evening. pic.twitter.com/qONCn9MLR0— Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) October 5, 2016
Hurricane WARNINGS in effect for Broward north. Tropical Storm WARNINGS in effect Miami-Dade, Middle-Upper Keys. pic.twitter.com/nb0797MVCt— Craig Setzer CBS4 (@CraigSetzer) October 5, 2016
Cumulative probability for hurricane force wind— Ryan Phillips - NBC6 (@RyanNBC6) October 5, 2016
Fort Lauderdale peaks at 30%
Miami at 22%
Fort Lauderdale 79%
Yeah. This is getting serious.
LATE EDIT: this is from the 5AM Hurricane Advisory
Good morning. From the 5am Hurricane Advisory.— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) October 5, 2016
Path still tracking NW. Most of FL's Eastern Coast on Hurricane Warning or Watch. pic.twitter.com/doLngo28Zl
With Tropical Storm/Hurricane conditions projected to arrive in South Florida in the near future, schools and businesses have already announced forthcoming closures.
Schools and District offices will be CLOSED on Thursday, October 6, 2016 and Friday, October 7, 2016.— Broward Schools (@browardschools) October 4, 2016
ALL schools and District offices will be open tomorrow. All schools and District offices will be closed Thursday and Friday. pic.twitter.com/uR229uCxx3— PBCSD (@pbcsd) October 4, 2016
Schools, District offices closed Thursday and Friday. Open Wednesday. Read more...https://t.co/MxKiqOxl9u— PBCSD (@pbcsd) October 4, 2016
Miami-Dade County Public Schools has not yet canceled any classes, as the storm is projected to track slightly north to Broward (greater Ft. Lauderdale area) and Palm Beach Counties.
As is common practice in these situations, expect many businesses and other entities to announce closures to match the schools closing.
And, while I took a South Florida-centric look at this (I live here and the Miami Hurricanes are based here), Hurricane Matthew is projected to continue to pass through the State of Florida, and move up the Eastern Seaboard, so this isn’t just a local situation.
The ACC Conference, SEC conference, and multiple member schools in the South have made statements that they are following the developments with Hurricane Matthew closely. After years of having Hurricanes dissipated or change path to spare Florida and most of the Southeast, it looks like Matthew won’t do that, and will be coming our way very shortly.
What does that mean for the Miami-FSU game?
Honestly, not much at this point. University of Miami athletics said they’re “monitoring the situation closely”, but nothing more has been said on the topic.
With Hurricane Matthew tracking towards South Florida for Thursday afternoon/evening into early Friday morning, there’s a plausible scenario where the Miami-FSU game is played without alteration on Saturday evening.
That doesn’t mean that the storm won’t affect things, however. Mark Richt has reportedly said he’s looked into potentially using the Miami Dolphins’ indoor bubble for practice one day if UM cancels class. And, Florida State’s normal away-game travel day is Thursday, which means the Seminoles would be flying into South Florida either just ahead of or directly into the storm.
For more, the Miami Herald has this piece about the University of Miami preparing scenarios and contingencies regarding the game and Hurricane Matthew:
Catholics vs. Convicts 30 for 30 coming in December
Yeah, you read that right. ESPN Films has produced yet another 30 for 30 documentary featuring the Miami Hurricanes.
The trailed (in the link above) is all about Miami, even though there was another team on the field that day in 1988. Even with Notre Dame having a national TV contract with NBC, and their stature as “The Catholic University of America”, the brand of the Miami Hurricanes is the thing driving interest and intrigue in this Documentary.
Some tweets from media members on this:
1. there is NO more interesting college football topic than ‘80s miami.— El Flaco (@bomani_jones) October 4, 2016
2. this trailer’s missing one big word.https://t.co/fNNOHvXXDQ
miami’s the best thing to ever happen to college football. there will never be anything like it.— El Flaco (@bomani_jones) October 4, 2016
folks have made sure of that.
Can not wait for this 30 for 30: Catholics vs. Convicts https://t.co/OdVh8C6cqy— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) October 4, 2016
There were more , but I didn’t have time to find them all. Suffice it to say that people are eagerly anticipating this new 30 for 30.
Catholics vs Convicts airs December 10th at the conclusion of the Heisman Trophy Presentation on ESPN.
Canes Football: still ballin’
Quick stats for you:
Only schools that haven’t trailed in 2nd half of a game this year: Air Force, Boise State, Miami & Ohio State via @ESPNStatsInfo— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) October 5, 2016
Not only that, but Miami has not trailed at all in any game this year.
Miami is 3rd Nationally averaging 47.0 points per game.
Miami is 7th Nationally in total defense, allowing 253.3 yards per game.
Miami is tied for 2nd Nationally, allowing 3.58 yards per play.
Miami is 10th Nationally, allowing opponents 2.6 yards per carry. And that’s because...
Miami is tied for 2nd Nationally with 48 tackles for loss, but leads the Country averaging 12.0 TFL per game.
Through 4 games, 10 different Miami defenders have recorded a Sack.
Through 4 games, 17 different Miami defenders have recorded a Tackle for Loss.
Miami Hurricanes: Dominating teams they should dominate.
What a breath of fresh air.
Time for the lightning round!
The ACC announced the sites for 8 Championship events that have been moved from the State of North Carolina due to the HB2 law.
Mike Grunewald ponders the question: is Jimbo Fisher and elite coach?
Justin Dottavio aka Ironman Football breaks down 5 key plays in Miami-FSU history.
Daniel Tummeley looks at Mark Richt’s record coaching against ranked teams.
Jerry shared Mark Richt’s comments from his Pre-FSU presser.
Tomahawk Nation had Jimbo Fisher’s pre-Miami presser.
TN also looked at the offenses FSU has faced, which have eviscerated the Noles’ defense.
Dalvin Cook is “irked” by the thought of a Miami win over FSU. Time to grate on 4’s nerves then!
Kaaya’s passing chart from the GT game
Retro style trading card pics with updated details? Yes please.
Reminder that we have an FSU Week StoryStream with all our pieces leading up to Saturday’s game.
Canes Futbol’s Dejah Cason named ACC Offensive player of the Week
Canes alum Calais Campbell was mic’d up last week for the Arizona Cardinals. Check it out:
And lastly, if you missed yesterday’s news and notes, here it is for your reading/watching pleasure
That’s it for today.
Time to go up up Hurricane Shutters.