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Miami Hurricanes News & Notes: Backup QB Shake-up, Players Deal With AR82 news, Halfway Point Season Review

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Get caught up on all of yesterday’s Canes news.

NCAA Football: Florida State at Miami Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The best and worst, the biggest surprises and more from UM football at halfway point - Miami Herald

Most improved besides Willis and Thomas: 1) Quarterback N’Kosi Perry. Erratic in practice last year and during spring ball but now emerging as an efficient, dynamic threat at quarterback. Has 11 touchdown throws, three interceptions.”

Hurricanes react with tears, shock that Ahmmon Richards’ football career is over - Miami Herald

“University of Miami football players expressed their sadness Tuesday over the news that star junior receiver Ahmmon Richards’ career has ended because of a neck injury.

‘It breaks your heart,’ center Tyler Gauthier told reporters. ‘You guys knew Ahmmon was a first-round talent. He’s a first-round person.’

‘He’s a great dude. He was a light to the room. On bad days he would step up....a heck of a player.’”

UM’s Gauthier vows Hurricanes O-line will improve after lackluster showing against FSU - Sun Sentinel

“Like his teammates on the offensive line, Dallas wasn’t pleased with his performance Saturday and so, the 5-foot-10, 210-pound Dallas worked diligently alongside Miami’s 300-pound linemen.

Later, both he and Gauthier vowed better performances are in store this week when Miami (5-1, 2-0 ACC) travels to Charlottesville on Saturday night for a crucial Coastal Division game at Virginia (3-2, 1-1).”

Miami Hurricanes QB Cade Weldon suspended 4 games - State of the U

“Already 3rd on the depth chart, Weldon is doing himself no favors with this violation and the resultant suspension. The son of former FSU QB Casey Weldon, Cade has talent, but is clearly behind players such as N’Kosi Perry and Jarren Williams, though the latter is likely going to redshirt this season, in the long-term plan at QB for Miami.”

Mark Richt and the Offense Has Glaring Issues That Needs to be Fixed - State of the U

The issues with the honeymoon phase is that the fundamental issues with the team are never addressed. Instead of discussing his issues, we are discussing the team success. However, the issues for Mark Richt have been there since the beginning of his tenure in Coral Gables

In fact, these issues showed up in the Florida State game this past Saturday. Despite winning 28-27 and advancing to 5-1 on the season, the Hurricanes offense struggled for a majority of the performance. In the first half, the Hurricanes were widely ineffective and finished the half with just one touchdown and a turnover. While the offense turned it on in the second half, finishing the half with 21 total points, a lot of it could be credited to the defense, which gave the Hurricanes great field position more often than not.”

ACC Power Rankings - Week 7 - State of the U

2. Miami Hurricanes 5-1 (LW: 2), Week 6 Result: 28-27 W vs Florida State, Next: @ Virginia 10/13 8:00pm ET

Down 27-7 in the 3rd quarter against their rival, the Canes appeared to be headed down this list and towards a dark place as a program. 21 unanswered points later, and Miami is back on track towards a possible 2nd straight Coastal Division crown and ACC Championship game appearance. A prime time matchup with a better-than-expected UVA squad is up next for the Canes.”

Miami’s Defensive Line is the Driving, Relentless Force Behind Their Success - State of the U

“This season, the ‘Canes have amounted 72 tackles for loss, averaging 12 per game (source). The veteran Gerald Willis III has 12.5 TFLs, with Jonathan Garvin close behind with 11.5. Not to leave Joe Jackson out of the equation, who already has 5 sacks this season.”