Good Morning Hurricanes fans! We’ve made it to another Friday. With tomorrow being gameday we’ll catch you up on the news you may have missed from yesterday as well as keep you informed of what’s on tap for the weekend.
The Hurricanes will host their Dade County rivals, FIU Panthers on Saturday at 3:30 PM EDT. It will be the second home game of the season for UM and the first time theses two teams have met since 2006. The captains for Miami will be DT Gerald Willis III, RB DeeJay Dallas, S Amari Carter, and LB Michael Pinckney. For those unable to be at the game in person, you can catch the game on ESPN 2.
The 1983 Miami Hurricanes will be honored on Saturday, 35 years after winning the program’s first national championship.
DE Greg Rousseau — Ankle — No Timetable for Return
TE Brian Polendey — Right Knee — Underwent Surgery — Out For Season
TE Michael Irvin Jr. — Right Knee (MCL) — Underwent Surgery — Four Months
WR Ahmmon Richards — Knee — day to day
S Jaquan Johnson — Hamstring — day to day
QB Jarren Williams — Abdominal Strain — ??? *Did not practice Wednesday or Thursday
Declarations of State
Cam Underwood highlights that injury situation for Miami entering Saturday. Both WR Ahmmon Richards (knee) and S Jaquan Johnson (hamstring) are expected to be OUT against the Panthers this weekend.
Justin Dottavio broke down film of FIU’s offensive and defensive schemes, along with pointing out function and tendencies on both sides of the ball for the Panthers.
Film Preview: FIU Golden Panthers at Miami. Hurricanes are around four touchdown favorites over the Golden Panthers. Learn about RPO’s, 2 read coverage, and the 4-3 defense. https://t.co/6fgkCpKzaZ pic.twitter.com/3CJ5LylbCl— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) September 20, 2018
Putting his interview cap on, Cam Underwood tossed some question to Eric Henry of Underdog Dynasty about Saturday’s contest. Touching on Butch Davis’ impact since joining the Panthers to the FIU’s chances of keeping the score close, the interview answer some interesting questions leading up to kickoff.
From turnover beads to that atrocity called a turnover backpack, NYCanesGuy ranks the best and worst spin offs from Miami’s Turnover Chain.
Are you stuck try to figure out the best bets for this upcoming weekend? Craig T. Smith has you covered with his picks for the weekend.
Butch Davis may be the biggest name Canes fans know on FIU’s roster, we break down the personnel that will determine the outcome of the game.
In their final non-conference match of 2018, the Canes look to assert their dominance over a familiar foe in FIU. We break down the key players in this battle of the 305.— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) September 20, 2018
Miami Hurricanes Matchup Preview: FIU Panthers https://t.co/aNyY5UdJIX pic.twitter.com/T74082wJKj
Miami in the Media
Christy Chirinos of the Sun Sentinel got a hold of FIU head coach Butch Davis to discuss reuniting with some former Canes (Coach Swasey, QB Ken Dorsey) and what it means to play against the U.
Something on the field is really grinding head coach Mark Richt’s gears. Is QB N’kosi Perry officially the backup? The Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson has answers to these and more in his six-pack of Hurricane notes.
With a rash on injuries at tight end this season, Miami Herald reporter Susan Miller Degnan explains why and who UM will be targeting at TE in the 2019 recruiting cycle.
Manny Navarro of The Athletic broke down the maturation process for Miami’s outstanding defensive tackle Gerald Willis III ($).
UM’s Womens Volleyball (4-3) will open up ACC Conference play on tonight when they host Wake Forest at the Knight Sports Complex.
Women’s Soccer took on the Duke Blue Devils last night. The Lady Canes suffered their second loss in ACC play, losing 2-0.
UM’s Women’s Tennis will play host to the Miami Fall Invitational starting tonight. The Men’s team will travel to Columbia, SC to take part in the South Carolina Invitational.
The Hurricanes Cross Country team will take part in the Mountain Dew Invitational Saturday.
HAVE A GREAT DAY AND GO CANES!