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Miami Hurricanes News & Notes: Randal Hill speaks out, Canes Hoops picks up a win, Players have eyes set on a bowl game

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Tony Capobianco

Former standout Hurricanes speaking out about state of UM program. Here’s the latest one - Miami Herald

“I will give him [time] to make changes,” Hill, a former Homeland Security agent, said in a rant on WQAM’s Marc Hochman and Channing Crowder show on Tuesday. And if he doesn’t, “then I will start [divulging] what I really know. What can they do to me? I’m already in the [UM] Hall of Fame.”

Manny Diaz gives his reason why Miami is struggling. ‘The diagnosis is pretty obvious.’ - Miami Herald

“Everyone knows the games in the ACC are going to be competitive,” Diaz said. “That’s just the way it’s always been, OK? And you can’t go back-to-back weeks and give the other team the ball at the average of the 41-yard line. You can’t play on a 60-yard field. You cannot turn the ball over inside your red zone for five straight weeks. Conversely, we have to create turnovers that give our offense short fields. We have to do something to get our offense playing on a short field. The game’s not complicated. Our offense and defense don’t operate in vacuums, OK? So we’ve got a defense that’s got to do more to get our offense on short fields, and we have an offense and special teams that has to protect our defense.”

Canes Hoops: Miami puts on an offensive clinic against Stephen F. Austin - State of the U

“The Canes took the floor at the Watsco Center Tuesday night against Stephen F. Austin, last season’s Southland Conference champions, in their second non-conference matchup of the season. Miami was hoping to build off of the momentum from their 83-62 win over Lehigh last Friday, and did exactly that by sending the Lumberjacks packing with a 96-58 victory to improve the Canes’ record to 2-0.”

Hurricanes insist securing bowl eligibility still a motivating factor as Virginia Tech looms - Sun Sentinel

“There will be no berth in the ACC Championship Game, no opportunity to play in one of college football’s major bowl games like last year’s showdown against Wisconsin in the Orange Bowl.

Still, as the Miami Hurricanes try to end their four-game losing streak and turn their focus to Saturday’s game at Virginia Tech, they say they are motivated not only to keep playing for each other, but to secure a postseason bowl berth, even if they wind up in one of the conference’s less attractive games.”

Report of Clemson transfer QB Kelly Bryant visiting Miami doesn’t sit well with some Hurricanes - Sun Sentinel

“If the Hurricanes, who have struggled with quarterback play all season, bring in a veteran like Bryant — who would be a one-year fix — they run the risk of losing Williams, who could transfer. Fellow quarterbacks N’Kosi Perry and Cade Weldon, both of whom are redshirt freshmen, could leave the program as well, to seek playing time at another school.”

ACC Power Rankings: Week 12 - State of the U

“10. Miami Hurricanes 5-5 (LW: 10), Week 11 Result: 21-27 L vs GT, Next: @ Virginia Tech 11/17 3:30pm ET

The fact that Miami didn’t move in these rankings shows how rough things are for the teams at the bottom of this list. Another uninspired performance leaves the Canes with half as many wins as they had at this point last season.”

Turnovers Playing A Deciding Factor In Miami’s Four Game Losing-Streak - State of the U

“You know what good football teams don’t do? They don’t turn the ball over. You know what even better teams don’t do? They don’t turn the ball over inside their own 50-yard-line. The Hurricanes have mastered the art of turning it over, and seemingly have perfected this by doing so in their own territory, repeatedly.”