Good Morning Hurricanes! It’s another wonderful Friday, with plenty of news and notes heading into the weekend. Of course, it doesn’t get any bigger than Miami versus Florida State. The Hurricane are set to take on their archrivals this Saturday at 3:30 at Hard Rock Stadium. For those who are unable to attend, the game will be broadcast live on ABC.
Your Captains for Saturday: DT Gerald Willis, C Tyler Gauthier, RB Travis Homer, S Jaquan Johnson
Injuries: As you noticed above, Jaquan Johnson is set to return Saturday after missing the past two games with a hamstring injury. WR Ahmmon Richards has been ruled OUT for the game. Last year, Richards accounted for four receptions and 68 receiving yards. LB Shaq Quarterman has been a full go all week in practice and will be in the starting lineup.
Declarations of State
It was yet another busy day at State of the U as the team ramps up for the big game. Here’s some of the stories that you might have missed from Thursday.
Do want to know what could/should go down from an X’s and O’s point of view? Then you need to check out this brilliant in-depth breakdown by Justin Dottavio in his latest Film Preview series.
Film Preview: Florida State at Miami, Part 3. Take a look at WWDD? or What Would Dottavio Do? When facing the Florida State Seminoles in 2018. From offensive game planning to getting pressure with the front four it’s all here for Saturday afternoon! https://t.co/LZO7Vd5us6 pic.twitter.com/MZBh5tBNk3— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) October 4, 2018
SOTU’s own Cameron Underwood took time to interview Dylan Kidd of Tomahawk Nation ahead of Saturday’s showdown. True to form, Cam didn’t hold anything back, so check it out.
Miami Hurricanes Opponent Q&A: FSU preview with Dylan Kidd of @TomahawkNation.— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) October 4, 2018
From Willie Taggart to the Turnover Backpack to game predictions, we talk many things #FSU and this week’s rivalry game against the #Canes. https://t.co/omEN8LDoJz pic.twitter.com/k5YCzc0xme
Dylan Sherry ponders what to expect from Miami’s offense this weekend. HINT: It may have something to do with the quarterback, but you‘ll have to read to find out.
Part II of the State of the U Round Table was revealed. This editions covers what concerns us most about Saturday’s game and who from the Canes will need to step up to pull out the win for the good guys.
NYCanesGuy Hates FSU! I’m sure he’s not alone in that line of thinking, but you check out his reasoning for despising the team from up north.
The Matchup Preview dives into the players that will integral to winning on Saturday for either side.
This is more than just an ACC game. It’s more than just another home game. On Saturday, the Hurricanes look to ascend to the another level, at the expense of their most bitter rival.— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) October 4, 2018
Miami Hurricanes Matchup Preview: Florida State https://t.co/YVDMnVEaN0 pic.twitter.com/sm9oqzL0P8
There’s been some big wins and terrible losses throughout the UM-FSU series. Austin Pert examines the highs and lows between the two schools.
Taking a look at all the games from the weekend, Craig T. Smith gives you the selections and wisdom you need to earn some extra jellybeans this weekend.
UM Sports Hall of Fame New Inductees
We got some Hall of Fame Canes over here! On Thursday the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame announced the eight members of the 2019 class. The class consists of Cesar Carrillo (Baseball) , Constantin Popa (Men’s Basketball), Stephen McGuire (Football), Scott Nicolas (Football), Antrel Rolle (Football), Vince Wilfork (Football), Tabia Charles Collins (Track and Field) and Dr. Jenny Krawec (Rowing).
The 2019 class will be formally introduced at halftime during the Duke game on November 3rd. The UMSHOF now includes 326 honorees within it’s walls, that’s a pretty exclusive fraternity.
The Latest From the Miami Media
Manny Navarro of the The Athletic ($) examines the quotables from Miami’s media days leading up to game day.
Christy Chirinos of the Sun Sentinel interviews Hurricane WR Darrell Langham, a year removed from the catch that ended Miami’s dubious losing streak to Florida State.
David Wilson of the Miami Herald addresses the problems with FSU’s offense as they get ready to face the Hurricanes.
N’Kosi Perry has been good, receiving plenty of praise early in his career. But Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald informs us that there’s belief that QB Jarren Williams could be better.
Susan Miller Degnan of the Miami Herald details the career highlights of UMSHOF 2019 football inductees.
Miami’s Women’s Soccer team ended up winning last night 3-2 over Pitt. The road warrior Canes will travel to Kentucky to take on the Louisville Cardinals at noon on Sunday.
Miami’s Women Volleyball (7-4) host North Carolina (5-8) tonight at the Knight Complex. The Lady Canes are coming off a win on Sunday against Virginia. The team will be back in action again Sunday afternoon when NC State comes to Coral Gables.
Have a Great Morning and Go Canes!