Good Morning Canes Familia,
It’s another glorious Friday with plenty news and notes from Coral Gables regarding your Miami Hurricanes. We’re officially into the month of November, which means we’re well over the halfway point of the football season. Homecoming weekend is already underway at the University of Miami, with Miami’s penultimate home game serving as one of the highlights of the weekend.
The (5-3) Hurricanes take on the (5-3) Duke Blue Devils Saturday night at Hard Rock Stadium. It’s the first home game for Miami since their 28-27 victory over Florida State. The Canes are in the midst of a two game slump, losing last week’s contest to Boston College. Similarly, Duke has also lost their two most recent contests.
Freshman TE Will Mallory has been ruled out this week with an eye infection. Backup TE Nicholas Ducheine will join TE Brevin Jordan as the only healthy options at the position.
No real update today from Canes coach Mark Richt on the status of TE Will Mallory (eye infection). He said doctors are continuing to evaluate him and that it's "doubtful" he'll be able to play. That said, if he gets cleared and is needed in an emergency Saturday, he could go.— Christy Chirinos (@ChristyChirinos) November 1, 2018
It was revealed earlier in the week that TE Michael Irvin II who had been ruled out for a few months after undergoing surgery to repair a right MCL injury, has been now ruled out for the rest of the 2018 season. Miami was already missing sophomore TE Brian Polendey who underwent season-ending surgery to repair a right knee issue.
State of Declaration
State of the U’s Marsh Thomas explains why home field advantage could be the cure to what ails the Hurricanes.
Justin Dottavio breaks down how head coach David Cutcliffe and the Duke offense plan to attack Miami’s defense, as well as examining some of the Blue Devils defensive tendencies.
Film Preview: Duke at Miami. The unranked Hurricanes take on the unranked Blue Devils down at Hard Rock Stadium. The crowd will be thin and Mark Richt needs to game plan his way to victory. https://t.co/YM6aiWzVMV pic.twitter.com/ySWeMEOeEO— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) November 1, 2018
With TE Will Mallory seeming doubtful for Saturday, Dylan Sherry gives an overview of the Canes situation at tight end entering Saturday.
How far do the Noles fall after last weekend’s shellacking at the hands of Clemson? Where do the Hurricanes land after their loss to BC? Find out in the latest edition of the Florida College Football Power Ranking by Kevin Fielder.
Names, Numbers and stats. Read about the players who will factor into another important coastal division contest for UM this weekend in the latest Miami Hurricanes Matchup Preview.
Media Day for Canes Hoops
A week from today, Hurricane hoops will make its long-awaited return. Yesterday was media day for the Canes basketball program, as the team fielded questions about the upcoming 2018-’19 season.
Coach L: “Zach Johnson is absolutely going to be an impact player for us this year.” pic.twitter.com/OBi4TKwmM0— Canes Hoops (@CanesHoops) November 1, 2018
News From Around Miami
Manny Navarro of The Athletic ($) gives insight on why Miami defensive coordinator Manny Diaz is still excited to coach Miami’s defense.
The nation's leaders among interior defensive linemen in defensive stops pic.twitter.com/OIHsAD1nJW— PFF College (@PFF_College) November 1, 2018
Susan Miller Degnan of the Miami Herald gives insight into why Hurricanes offense can’t continue to rely on the defense to bail them out.
Winners of their last three games, Miami’s Womens Volleyball (13-6) looks to extend their win streak on the road at Louisville tonight. The Lady Canes take travel to South Bend, Indiana to take on the Fighting Irish on Sunday.
UM’s Swim Team will host ia two-day event against Boston College and FAU on Friday and Saturday at the Norman Whitten Pool.
UM’s Womens Tennis will be on the road this weekend in Lawrence, Kansas, as part of the Lawrence $25K.
Have a Great Day and Go Canes!