On Monday afternoon, the University of Miami announced that DT Ryan Fines would be leaving the Canes Football program. Here’s the press release on this move:
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami announced Monday that defensive lineman Ryan Fines has decided to leave the football program.
“Ryan and I talked, and he feels his best opportunity to get the most playing time would be at another school,” head coach Mark Richt said. “Ryan has been a great representative of our program. We appreciate all the hard work he has put in and we wish him all the best in his future plans.”
“I would like to thank Coach Richt, the coaching staff and my teammates for all of their support,” Fines said. “I look forward to this new opportunity.”
Fines, a redshirt sophomore from Bradenton, is scheduled to graduate in the spring. He played in two games for the Hurricanes this past season, recording one tackle and one fumble recovery.
This has been a long time coming. Whenever the topic of roster attrition would be broached, fans were quick to name Fines as a player who should be on the move. And now, he is.
A redshirt sophomore from Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy, Fines was never more than roster filler at Miami. He now departs in search of playing time, a smart move for him bc he wasn’t going to play here, and a good move for Miami because it now frees up a scholarship to bring in a player who can contribute here.
We wish Ryan Fines the best in his future endeavors, but this is a good move for Miami.