clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Miami Hurricanes News and Notes — Miami loses two key commits in wake of loss to Duke

New, comments

The Hurricanes may face more attrition as tumultuous season continues

NCAA Football: Duke at Miami Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

** Jacksonville Trinity star running back Marcus Crowley has been committed to Miami since early December of 2017. On Sunday, Crowley backed off his pledge and chose to commit to Ohio State following his official visit.

It is hard to imagine that Miami’s struggles had nothing to do with this decision. Crowley was one of the Hurricanes longest tenured commits. His recruitment has also taken off throughout his monster senior season in which he's ran for 1550 yards, 20 touchdowns, and averages 10.3 yards per carry. It is no wonder that power house programs like Ohio State pursued him.

It never seemed like anything would make Crowley waiver from his Hurricane pledge, but with this offense it is tough to put the blame on him.

** On Monday, Miami Palmetto S Cornelius Nunn Jr., one of the Hurricanes most recent commits, backed off his Miami commitment as well. Nunn, who once committed to 13th ranked Syracuse back in June, seems to be trending back towards the Orange as they continue to rise in the rankings.

** Do not be surprised to see other kids follow suit and look elsewhere for their college destination. What is going on in Coral Gables is completely unacceptable and this staff will reminded of that in the living room of their targets homes and when they are announcing their college decisions if things do not change quickly.

Miami at Georgia Tech

** What exactly is the expectation at this point? Are we supposed to sit here and actually expect to go up to Atlanta and beat Georgia Tech? They have won four of their last five games, including a win 21-point victory at Virginia Tech. They are averaging 54 points per game in those wins and, in case you're wondering, Miami has scored a TOTAL of 67 points in their last four games combined.

We can't keep vouching for this team. We can't keep saying they have all the talent in the world. We can't keeping thinking that this program is even close to where they need to be because we have all been greatly mislead and disappointed with that thought process. So don't be upset if Miami loses another one on Saturday night in Atlanta. This team is a below .500 team dating back to last years loss to Pitt. For the sake of recruiting and having tangible improvement to pitch to recruits, I hope they turn this ship around.

I also beg, and I mean beg, Mark Richt to play Jarren Williams on Saturday. If he is the best guy during practice then I couldn't care less about his redshirt. If Williams is the quarterback of the Miami Hurricanes future then the future needs to start right now as one of college football’s biggest brands sits at an abysmal 5-4 record coming off a 10-win season that landed them in the Orange Bowl.

Torch the redshirt, throw out the politics and play your best guy. I would rather lose knowing that Williams is getting a fair shot and is preparing for the future of this team than lose with Rosier who will never impact the Miami Hurricanes again.

And that is my rant of the day. It will forever and always be All About The U!