Hey. It’s Friday! Wooooooooo!!! Here are your News and Notes for the day:
Miami and FIU move back football series
On Wednesday, Miami and FIU came to an agreement that The U would host both upcoming matchups at Hard Rock Stadium in 2018 and 2019. On Thursday, the schools agreed to move the home-and-home series to later years.
The new schedule is as follows: Miami will host FIU in 2019, and FIU will host Miami in 2021.
This gives new FIU coach Butch Davis more time to get his Panthers up to a respectable level of performance, but even with that being the case, Miami should roll FIU in both of these games.
So, if you’re waiting anxiously for Butch Bowl 1 and 2, you’ll have to wait a little bit longer.
David Beckham group trying to revive Miami Stadium deal
A report by Douglas Hanks of the Miami Herald on Thursday says that the MLS Soccer team ownership group led by David Beckham will try to revive the push to build a stadium in Miami.
Now, I’m putting this here because there had been previous connections to the University of Miami in the stadium push. Early on in the process, the University of Miami and the Beckham MLS group had conversations about potentially building a mixed use stadium. This stadium would host both the Miami MLS team and Miami Hurricanes Football. Those plans, however, fell apart quickly as the sides could not agree on a location or how many seats the stadium should have.
With the MLS group reviving talks to build a stadium in Miami, there is a chance that they could reach out to the University of Miami again in an effort to secure a partnership. I’m not saying it’s a big or likely or probable chance, but there’s a chance, infinitesimally small though it may be.
So, yeah. Take that as you will. I’m sure you’ll have plenty to say about this so hop in the comments. I won’t stop you.
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Backing the Pack asked Jerry some questions, which he answered, and you can see that side of the conversation here.
Justin Dottavio aka Ironman Football took a look at the X’s and O’s of what Miami can expect to see from NC State on Saturday afternoon.
Matt Porter of the Palm Beach Post had this video preview of Miami-NC State.
Christy Cabrera Chirinos of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel had this profile on Miami WR Braxton Berrios and NC State RB Matt Dayes, both of whom are playing against their hometown team on Saturday.
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald had this piece with several Canes notes from Thursday.
Lastly, if you missed yesterday’s News and Notes, look no further than the link below:
That’s it for today.
Happy Friday, guys!