Good morning, Hurricanes fan! Thank you for your continued support of this site. Here are your Miami Hurricanes news and notes for this Wednesday.
’Canes Football Continues Preparations for Toledo
Strap 'em up, it's practice time. pic.twitter.com/eXWj2Py3Ba— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) September 19, 2017
Miami returned back to practice Tuesday at the Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando. With the team back together, a couple players and coaches have shared their experience dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma as they prepare to host Toledo on Saturday.
Offensive Coordinator Thomas Brown discussed how his family was impacted by Hurricane Irma. Afterward, Brown explains how conditioning for some players could be a factor for Saturday’s game (1:42). Brown also discussed Toledo’s defensive strategy (3:08). Towards the conclusion of the interview Brown notes that Miami will practice in Orlando until Thursday before returning home.
QB Malik Rosier describes the atmosphere around the team as they practice in Orlando (1:13). Rosier admits that he did feel a bit “rusty” over the first couple days of practice (2:05). Later, Rosier discusses how many days he went without throwing and what he did to get his arm and mind back in game mode (2:22).
Defensive Coordinator Manny Diaz answers questions regarding how his family handled Irma, the difficulty of missing a couple weeks of football (2:13), and whether the defense will be physically and mentally prepared to play a game after the past couple weeks (2:53).
The football team also released the depth chart ahead of Saturday’s game. It looks similar to the season opening depth chart. Could LB Mike Smith really get the start over Michael Pinckney once again?
No major (or minor) changes on this week's Miami depth chart. pic.twitter.com/B4mUumbxL0— Matt Porter (@mattyports) September 19, 2017
Mark Richt Makes an Appearance on ESPN’s Sportscenter
Yesterday morning head coach Mark Richt was featured on SportsCenter. The talking points included how the team dealt with Hurricane Irma, as well as how the coaches kept in touch with the team and are trying to get their players focused ahead of Saturday’s game.
Stories from around Coral Gables
The schedule for the Women’s Basketball team was released last week. The team spent some time in Woodstock, Georgia as they get ready for the season.
The Men’s Cross Country team is ranked regionally for the first time in program history!
Matt Porter of the Palm Beach Post wrote about how defensive coordinator Manny Diaz and his family dealt with Hurricanes Irma. He later previews the game against Toledo.
Susan Miller Degnan of the Miami Herald reveals the connection between Toledo head coach Jason Cande and Miami quarterback Malik Rosier.
ESPN’s ACC reporter Andrea Adelson was in attendance, capturing pictures and quotes during Tuesday’s practice. She also caught up with DC Manny Diaz and HC Mark Richt.
Russell Maryland discussed what a special woman did early in his life to help him become the man he became.
If you’re near Timonium, Maryland, keep an eye out for Ed Reed. He will be running a program today at ShopRite for Help Bag Hunger Day.
Neighbors boat...going to miss my guys Fox NFL Sunday..got electrician and air conditioning hopefully get it going pic.twitter.com/KCzl40BYq0— Jimmy Johnson (@JimmyJohnson) September 16, 2017
ICYMI, former ’Canes coach Jimmy Johnson is a resident of the Florida Keys. He stayed home to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, missing out on FOX NFL Sunday, which he has been a fixture on for years. If you have not read his story, please do so.
Have an excellent day ’Canes Fam!