GOOD MORNING CANES FAM!!!!!
Here are your news and notes for November 13th
Canes destroy Notre Dame 41-8, move to 9-0 on the year.
The scene was electric. The stakes were high. And the #7 Miami Hurricanes rose to the occasion in a completely dominant win over #3 Notre Dame. Here’s our recap package from the game:
Game Highlights by Mitch Purdue (not an SOTU contributor but good is good and you want to see this video)
Man, that was an awesome night. Let’s keep it going.
Canes rise to #2 in AP, Coaches polls
2 weeks ago it was “Miami hasn’t played anybody, they’re just lucky, and not worthy of a high ranking. We’ll see what happens vs VT and ND”
<< Miami beats VT and ND by a combined 69 (NICE) to 18 score >>
Miami is now the #2 team in America in both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches polls. And, trust me friends, it’s been QUITE a while since Miami’s been ranked that high.
Jaquan Johnson: Walter Camp National Player of the Week
His nickname is “The Franchise”, and he’s surely playing like it. Junior S Jaquan Johnson was named Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week for his performance vs Notre Dame
We ballin’, boy!
MIAMI HURRICANES: COASTAL DIVISION CHAMPIONS!!
Louisville did us a solid by beating Virginia on Saturday Afternoon, and thereby giving Miami their first ACC Coastal Division Championship!
️ MIAMI HURRICANES ARE COASTAL DIVISION CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!!! BOOK YOUR TICKETS TO CHARLOTTE!!!!!!— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) November 12, 2017
With their win against Florida State, Clemson secured the Atlantic Division Championship for a 3rd consecutive year.
So, the matchup is set:
Miami Hurricanes vs Clemson Tigers in the ACC Championship game, December 2nd in Primetime.
CHARLOTTE, HERE WE COME!!!
Recruiting picking up with movement and commitments
There was an absolutely loaded visitors list for Miami-Notre Dame. I wrote about it on Friday, and even though the list is as loaded as any I’ve seen for a game at Miami in the last decade, there were undoubtedly more players there to see a great show.
With a win like the one seen on Saturday night, it makes sense that there was plenty of recruiting movement for the Canes. Here’s your quick notes (I’ll have a more in-depth look coming soon).
4-star QB Jarren Williams, who was on an official visit to Miami this week, took “Kentucky commit” out of his twitter bio during the game, and decommitted from Kentucky shortly thereafter. He’s on record in an interview as saying he’s “very high” on Miami right now, and many who follow recruiting, myself included, have now made predictions the talented signal caller will commit to Miami.
Williams has official visits to Auburn and Ohio State in the coming weeks, but Miami made a huge move in his recruitment this weekend.
JUCO DT Jared Goldwire, a Louisville commit, was on an official visit this weekend as well, and had very positive remarks about Miami. Goldwire’s parents were not with him for this visit, but this should still be looked as in a positive light for Miami. Not a done deal, but Goldwire is reportedly much more open to Miami than he was before his visit.
On top of that, Miami got 2 commits this weekend: 2018 FB Realus George, who is the #1 FB in this class by some rankings, and 2020 WR Leonard Manuel, a 5-star talent who hails from the same HS where freshman QB N’Kosi Perry starred. Our Welcome to the U pieces on both players are below:
This. Is. Fun.
Canes Hoops 2-0
Not to be lost in the football team’s success is the fact that Canes Hoops is now 2-0 on the season.
With strong wins against Gardner-Webb and Navy, Jim Larrañaga’s team is building the foundation for a very strong 2017-18 season.
There’s a ton of commentary and analysis for the hoops team on the front page and the basketball page of SOTU, and you should totally check that out.
Oh, and Bruce Brown messed around and had a triple double in the opener, so that’s fun.
More injury attrition
The news from this weekend wasn’t all good. On Sunday afternoon UM announced that junior LB Charles Perry would miss the remainder of the season with a left leg injury.
Perry is the 4th player to sustain a season ending injury. He joins RB Mark Walton, LB Jamie Gordinier, and WR Evidence Njoku in that regard.
We wish Charles a swift and complete recovery.
I could go on and on and on, because Miami is the talk of the College Football World, so everywhere you look, someone is talking about the Canes. But, I’ll leave things there for now.
Have a great Victory Monday!