Miami Hurricanes @ Arkansas State Game Status
As many of you know, a hurricane, Irma, is headed for South Florida. Irma will likely start affecting Florida significantly on Friday or Saturday, with the worst day looking like Sunday or Monday, but right now things are unclear.
Before we get to how Irma will affect the Hurricanes, we here at SOTU would like to tell you to be aware and stay safe, Irma is a MAJOR HURRICANE, and has the capacity to do major damage to Florida:
Please stay safe this weekend.
On the football front: Miami has cancelled classes from Wednesday-Friday already in advance of the storm:
GABLES & MARINE CAMPUS CLASSES cancelled for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Check UM email or https://t.co/yBXwB98SY6 for additional info.— UMiami ENN Alerts (@UMiamiENN) September 5, 2017
It is unclear how this will affect the game on Saturday, and AD Blake James has not given any word to reporters on plans for the game, other than “everything is on the table”:
In addition media is not allowed to contact coaches or players tomorrow, so we will have to wait and see for more news regarding the status of the game or travel plans. My best guess is that UM will attempt to play the game and fly out early if necessary, but it is unclear how this will all work out. Remember, everyone please stay safe and aware, this has the potential to be a very dangerous situation:
Take that quote to heart, please.
Miami Up to 16th in AP Poll, 17th in Coaches Poll
On a happier note Miami moved up a few spots in each poll that was released on Tuesday:
Miami will look to prove even more at Arkansas State on Saturday.
DL Commit Nesta Silvera’s Twitter Hacked
For a few moments on Tuesday it appeared as if prized commit Nesta Silvera had decommitted from Miami:
Miami DT commit Nesta Silvera says this tweet was a hack of his account. (We've deleted our post.) pic.twitter.com/Qo26qaIX2A— Matt Porter (@mattyports) September 5, 2017
Fortunately this was not the case, as Nesta quickly deleted the post, and explained that his account was hacked:
My twitter was hacked y'all just chill.— Nesta (Jade) Silvera (@NJS_ERA) September 5, 2017
Nesta Silvera says that his twitter was hacked and that he hasn’t decommitted from Miami.— Andrew Ivins (@Andrew_Ivins) September 5, 2017
WR Ahmmon Richards Participates In Drills
Ahmmon Richards was back in action Tuesday in what is big news for Miami:
It would be great to have Ahmmon back for Saturday, especially so he can gain some game action before next week’s big showdown against Florida State. However, Ahmmon was only participating in some of the drills, and we will all have to practice some patience, the LAST thing Miami wants is for Richards’ hamstring to affect him all season.
Miami to Play Alabama in 2021 Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game
IT’S CONFIRMED, MIAMI WILL PLAY ALABAMA TO OPEN 2021!
Miami should now have a very respectable schedule in 2021, and with many hoping that we will be competing for national championships by 2021, a great competitive schedule is just what you need in the CFP Era:
A Few Other Links
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- @Mitch_purdue put together a great highlight video from Saturday’s win over Bethune Cookman.
- You can now pick up your graphic of the week courtesy of SOTU’s Mike Meredith
- According to Drew Deener, Miami @ FSU is the first choice for ESPN’s College Gameday on September 16th, Louisville vs Clemson is the second choice:
Talked to an ESPN source today who said UofL-Clemson is 2nd option right now behind FSU-Miami for College Gameday TV.— Drew Deener (@Drew_Deener) September 5, 2017
- Mark Richt hit the podium for his weekly presser Tuesday, he mainly focused on preparing for Arkansas State.
- Several of the Hurricanes beat writers noticed progress on IPF construction Tuesday:
Construction mode at UM? pic.twitter.com/RXA8WkFp5p— Susan Miller Degnan (@smillerdegnan) September 5, 2017
- Christy Chirinos put together an article on how Travis Homer is always striving to improve.
- Barry Jackson put together a few bits of news from around the program Tuesday.