It’s Friday. There’s news. You know the drill
Hurricane Matthew misses South Florida
We in South Florida braced for a major Category 4/potentially Category 5 Hurricane to hit on Thursday. But, at the last minute, Hurricane Matthew’s path jogged slightly to the East, greatly reducing the impact the storm had in South Florida.
There were about 155,000 people who lost power across Broward and Miami-Dade counties, but that number is very low. For those who haven’t been in a Hurricane before, this was basically just think of a heavy rainstorm. It was like that for the entire day on Thursday. Not great weather, but not terrible/catastrophic either.
As someone who lived through Hurricane Wilma, and having friends who lived through Andrew, I’ll take this as the Hurricane situation every time. Sucks we had to put up shutters and the like with the path of the storm coming directly at us until the last minute, but better to have and not need than need and not have, IMO.
Miami vs Florida State game set to be played Saturday in Miami
Now, with the Hurricane past South Florida, the Miami Hurricanes will look to return to practice on Friday. And not only that, but Florida State looks to fly from Tallahassee to Miami on Friday, as well.
REPORT: per @mattyports Miami Hurricanes to resume practice Friday & FSU travel plans #Canes https://t.co/TspNFVdgRK pic.twitter.com/RFqqkse0S2— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) October 6, 2016
On top of/with that, all signs point to the upcoming Canes-Noles rivalry game being played on Saturday night at Hard Rock Stadium.
While other games in the CFB world have been rescheduled (Georgia-South Carolina will be played Sunday) or canceled (LSU-UF is postponed indefinitely and may not be rescheduled), the Canes and Noles will most likely be able to play their game as originally scheduled.
So get ready, guys. See you at the Stadium on Saturday!
Ranking the rivalry: Canes vs Noles
Fox Sports ranked the top 20 players to ever play in the Miami-Florida State Rivalry game. It’s a really fun thought exercise, and worth your time to read, for sure.
Ranking the 20 best players to play in the Miami-FSU game. MAN were there a lot of great ones (especially from UM) https://t.co/6enbSCV4Vz pic.twitter.com/YVH3rwaT9G— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) October 6, 2016
First thing worth noting: there’s way more Canes than Noles on this list. Just like it should be.
Next thing worth noting: there are Heisman Trophy winners and All-Time CFB greats who DIDN’T make the list. Vinny Testaverde. Jameis Winston. Jeremy Shockey. Santana “Big time players step up in big games” Moss. Clinton Portis. Jonathan Vilma. THOSE ARE GUYS WHO DIDN’T MAKE THE LIST!!!!
Anyways, who’s your favorite player from Miami-FSU? Let me know.
Closing the week with just a few more links for you:
ThatCaneZo dropped another video masterpiece on Thursday. Watch it for yourself. WARNING: NSFW AUDIO
Y'all Know What Time It Is pic.twitter.com/NppwbbeXFq— Soulja From Da North (@ThatCaneZo) October 6, 2016
Justin Dottavio aka Ironman Football looks at the X’s and O’s of how Miami can pick apart Florida State.
John Pickens’ The Pick is back, and cautiously optimistic about Miami-FSU.
Mike Grunewald is back with another week of the Sunshine State 7.
Jerry did a Q&A with Tomahawk Nation to preview this year’s Canes-Noles game
Here’s Jerry’s end of the home-and-home Q&A over at Tomahawk Nation
I gave you part 1 of the SOTU Roundtable previewing Miami-Florida State. Predictions later today, guys!
A local 4-star recruit decommitted from an SEC school on Thursday. Can Miami make a move to make him a Cane?
According to one draft analyst, several teams prefer Canes QB Brad Kaaya over Clemson QB Deshaun Watson.
Devin Tucker was LATE (points off, Devin) but still came through with the Matchup of the Week for the Florida State game.
Daniel Tummeley broke down the latest episode of the Mark Richt Show.
Chickillo and Burns wanna let y’all know It’s All About The U
The @steelers know it's #FSUHateWeek pic.twitter.com/b1fPcuaWex— Steven Fajardo (@StevenFajardo30) October 5, 2016
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald wrote about how FSU has more pro talent that Miami, but the gap is closing.
Jackson also wrote about heavy skepticism by some analysts over Miami’s 4-0 start.
Matt Porter of the Palm Beach Post shared that WR Coach Ron Dugans, who played collegiately at Florida State, misses the Orange Bowl.
I joined the Basketball Conference ACC podcast (it’s a football podcast, I promise) to preview Week 6 in the ACC.
Second Pod of the Week: WEEK SIX PREVIEW with @MikeMcDanielACC @FTRSJoey and guest @UnderwoodSports https://t.co/mi7szCtaNf— BasketballConference (@BCPodcastACC) October 6, 2016
David Hale of ESPN wrote about Mark Richt taking a grassroots approach to make The U cool again.
ACC Baseball tournament changing format this spring. Details:
New format for ACC baseball tournament, starting this spring. pic.twitter.com/86xRbNRglD— Andrew Ramspacher (@ARamspacher) October 6, 2016
The new #ACCBase Championship format will include 12 teams, and feature four three-team pools leading to semifinals on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/c6pfl7bxo1— ACC Baseball (@ACCBaseball) October 6, 2016
Miami is currently ranked 10th in America in the polls. But, according to SBNation Analytics guru Bill Connelly’s S&P+ ratings, the Canes would be higher if preseason projections weren’t factored into things.
S&P+ top 10 if no preseason projections involved: 1 Oh St, 2 Mich, 3 L’ville, 4 Bama, 5 Wash, 6 Miami, 7 Houston, 8 Clemson, 9 Fla, 10 COLO!— Bill Connelly (@SBN_BillC) October 6, 2016
The Pro Football Focus podcast takes a look at Miami-FSU. You should listen to the full show, but if you’re short on time, the Miami section starts at 58:00.
And, as always, here’s yesterday’s news and notes, in case you missed them
Miami Hurricanes News and Notes: Miami-FSU game moving?; ACC keeping 8gm schedule #Canes https://t.co/uwS4ny5XRS pic.twitter.com/9iqVylzW2w— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) October 6, 2016
That’s it. Stay safe out there through the rest of Hurricane Matthew, and get ready to get loud at Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday night.