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Miami Hurricanes News and Notes: Canes Ranked 10th in CFP Rankings, Blades Goes Legend, Hurricane Hoops

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Good morning Hurricanes Fam. If you’re still riding high from the candy-copia of yesterday, we’ve got your remedy with Hurricanes news and notes for the first day of November.

Hurricanes Football looking to make this a November to remember

Last night, the initial College Football Playoff Rankings were revealed. Your Miami Hurricanes are ranked 10th. Remember, it’s not how you start, but how you finish. The Canes have plenty of time to make up ground.

Declarations of State

Stefan Adams updated his weekly ACC Rankings.

Silas Tsang captured the best moments from Miami’s NFL alumni in his weekly NFL recap.

Sound bites from Tuesday’s practice

Before the CFP committee released their rankings, the Hurricanes took to the practice field in preparation for their game Saturday night against Virginia Tech.

Head coach Mark Richt held his weekly presser on Tuesday morning. CMR mentioned that the ‘Canes Walk’ will happen around 6:15 PM EDT with kickoff happening around 8:15, if you’re heading to Hard Rock Stadium Saturday night. CMR continued to answer questions regarding QB Malik Rosier’s performance against UNC last week, as well as addressing concerns regarding Rosier’s shoulder.

Offensive coordinator and running backs coach Thomas Brown stated the need to get better offensively, especially against a quality opponent like Virginia Tech. Brown also answered what it means for Miami to be balanced on offense.

Tight end coach and special teams coordinator Todd Hartley discussed the conditioning of TE Christopher Herndon IV and Michael Irvin II. Later, Hartley confirmed that TE Scott Patchan’s move to the position is not just an experiment. Finally, Hartley gave plenty of praise for freshman DE Jonathan Garvin after the UNC game.

News From Around Coral Gables

Christy Cabrera Chirinos of the Sun Sentinel goes in-depth into the health status of a few Hurricanes, including QB Malik Rosier and CB Dee Delaney.

Matt Porter of the Palm Beach Post wrote about Mark Richt’s opinion of Miami’s place in the College Football Playoff Rankings. He also touches on the coaching change at the University of Florida.

Barry Jackson and Susan Miller Degnan of the Miami Herald review Malik Rosier’s resume before Saturday, along with other news and notes. Miami will get the proper primetime treatment with ABC assigning Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit to call the game.

Hardwood Hustle

Sport Illustrated released their 2017-18 season preview. The Men’s Basketball team comes in ranked 12th.

The team will take to the court tonight in an exhibition game against Newberry College at 8:00 pm at the Watsco Center.

Miami’s Women’s Basketball team hosted Nova Southeastern at the Watsco Center last night. The ladies handled their business, cruising to a 102-47 victory.

Blades Cemented as a Legend

All-time Canes great safety Bennie Blades was named to the ACC’s 2017 Legends Class. Blades will be honored with 13 other members at the Dr. Pepper ACC Football Championship game on December 02.

Have a great day Canes Fam!