Good Morning ’Canes fans. It’s time for your Miami Hurricanes news and notes for Monday, October 9th, 2017.
Game time announced for next week’s Georgia Tech vs Miami Match-Up:
Miami Athletic Director Blake James broke the news that the Yellow Jackets at Hurricanes game will kickoff at 3:30pm. A week after knocking off rival Florida State, the 4-0 ‘Canes will face the triple option of 3-1 Georgia Tech on ABC midday. This is plenty of time for you to go to the gym, cook something amazing, and then settle onto the couch for the last warm days of just turned fall.
Mark Walton is out for the season
Mark Richt has announced that Mark Walton will have season ending ankle surgery. The junior running back looked much slower and less explosive all afternoon against the Seminoles and it was obvious he wasn’t himself.
BREAKING: Mark Richt just now: "It'll be a season-ending surgery." https://t.co/1sFYE8irKO— Susan Miller Degnan (@smillerdegnan) October 8, 2017
Walton has 2,006 career rushing yards and 28 touchdowns from scrimmage over two and a quarter seasons in orange and green. We all wish him a speedy recovery and this could mean he returns for 2018 to help Miami win a national title.
Matt Porter wrote about Walton here
Anticipated depth of the Miami running backs was summed up by our own leader Cam Underwood on Sunday:
Walton gone for the year hurts.— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) October 8, 2017
Homer gotta step up.
Choc gotta step up.
Moving Deejay Dallas to RB to add depth/talent.
Damn. Tough news
So who is Travis Homer?
Had these in my camera and didn't get to post them. Here's a close look at the new starting running back for Miami, Travis Homer. pic.twitter.com/ULIRGQBmek— Matt Porter (@mattyports) October 8, 2017
Matt Porter has a video of Malik Rosier at the press conference after the big game:
Here is Porter’s article on Braxton Berrios stepping up vs. the Noles
Susan Miller Degnan updates us on Navaughn Donaldson, Sheldrick Redwine, Mark Walton and Ahmmon Richards
ESPN is covering Walton’s injury, too
Georgia Tech Info:
The Jackets are coming off a bye week, but two weeks ago they beat the UNC Tar Heels convincingly with a 33-7 final score. See the highlights via the ACC Digital Network.
Article from the AJC on the Georgia Tech defense
What GT was up to on their bye week:
Best of The Rest:
You can watch Miami beat FSU in short form via the ACC Digital Network
Check out the video of Braxton Berrios being held back like a dog on a chain
Miami made this cool ESPN feature by Adam Rittenberg
ESPN’s Andrea Adelson The Miami vs FSU round-up including video
If you can’t get enough of the streak ending watch this
Don’t forget about some great plays from the Miami vs Georgia Tech game from 2016 via the ACC Digital Network
I leave you with some yelling from The Playmaker Michael Irvin:
Have a great week! Go ‘Canes!