“He handled his first start about as well as both he and Richt could have hoped and now, Perry finds himself ready to step onto one of the biggest stages in college football: the latest installment of the storied rivalry between the Miami Hurricanes and the Florida State Seminoles.”
“Junior receiver Ahmmon Richards, who has missed four consecutive games with a bone bruise on a knee, remains sidelined indefinitely and coach Mark Richt said Tuesday there’s a chance he could redshirt.
Because the NCAA is now permitting players to play four games and still redshirt, it’s possible Richards could play in the regular season finale, the ACC Championship game (if UM gets there) and a bowl game and still redshirt.”
“On Monday afternoon, the ACC announced their weekly awards for week 5. And, for their efforts during Miami’s 47-10 demolition of North Carolina, Defensive End Joe Jackson and Linebacker Shaquille Quarterman were named ACC Defensive Lineman and Co-Linebacker of the week, respectively.”
Late on Tuesday night, one of the best HSFB players in America, Ellenwood (GA) Cedar Grove 5-star WR Jadon Haselwood decommitted from Georgia. Miami has been pursuing the über-talented Haselwood for months, and he’s now a recruiting free agent. With a visit to Miami scheduled for this weekend, things could be getting QUITE interesting here.
Teams Set to Rise
Miami took a drastic tumble when it lost to LSU on a Sunday night to start the season, going from No. 8 down to No. 22. The Hurricanes have been making a steady rise since and should continue their ascent. Right now they sit at No. 17 in the current AP poll. While they do have some road games that will test them, with quarterback N’kosi Perry, they figure to be favored in all their remaining games. If they take care of business, the Hurricanes will be ranked high enough that a win over Clemson in the ACC title game would likely put them into the College Football Playoff.”
You can find all of State of the U’s Florida State content for the week here, including the following:
“2. Miami Hurricanes 4-1 (LW: 2), Week 5 Result: 47-10 W vs North Carolina, Next: vs Florida State 10/6 3:30pm ET
The Turnover Chain was taken out of the box 6 times last Thursday night, 3 of those times resulted in touchdowns. That level of production is obviously unsustainable, but a defense that dominant is why the Canes can still have conference championship aspirations. Next up, some school from Tallahassee.”
“RB Marcus Crowley (Jacksonville Trinity) — 33 carries for 261 yards and three touchdowns in 31-30 win over Columbia
ATH Damarius Good (Lake Brantley) — 6 carries for 40 yards in 39-0 loss to Seminole
DE Jahfari Harvey (Vero Beach) — 12 tackles, 3 QB hurries in 20-15 win over Centennial”