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Miami Hurricanes News and Notes: Mark Richt and Malik Rosier Address Their Performances, Ahmmon Richards Misses Practice

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NCAA Football: Miami at Louisiana State
Freshman Brian Hightower reeled in Malik Rosier’s only touchdown pass against LSU
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UM quarterback Malik Rosier: ‘If I keep messing up ... coach Richt has the right to bench me’ - Sun Sentinel

“For me [the LSU game] was pretty bad. From my point of view there was so much more I could have done, so much more left on the field,” he said. “That’s something I can’t have happen especially with our receivers and talent base on the field. I have to give these guys a chance to make plays for me all over the field.​”

UM coach says ‘too many guys didn’t show up.’ But Richt blames himself for this one thing - Miami Herald

“I told the guys if nobody is in the stadium, and not a big hype around the game, you put a scout team or even our defense on the other side of the ball,… we got too many guys who execute when the pressure is not on. There’s a mental added pressure because.... it’s on prime time television. We had too many guys that didn’t show up and play the way they should be playing. We will fix that by wanting to get them better or find somebody else to do their job....”

Quick hits from UM practice. Two Hurricanes (one was already out) on conditioning bikes - Miami Herald

“The worst news was that junior receiver Ahmmon Richards was sidelined on a conditioning bike during our 15 minutes of viewing. But the good news is that he had nothing on either knee, and he was pedaling ferociously.

Richards left the LSU game late in the first quarter after “he banged his knee’’ following his 9-yard catch, according to coach Mark Richt.”

Miami Plummets to 22nd in AP Poll - State of the U

“Over their next three games, Miami should have a good opportunity to move up the rankings a few places. Next week should be an easy win over Savannah State, a team that even Al Golden’s Canes dominated. Then comes Toledo on the road, a game where Miami should be favored by ten points or more but with this team, it could be closer. Finally, Miami ends non-conference play with FIU at home. Coming into their first ACC game, at home against UNC, Miami should be back in the teens and 3-1.”

Miami Hurricanes DT Gerald Willis III named ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week - State of the U

“The bright side of Willis III’s performance is that we now know that the question of talent lacking at DT has been answered. Sure, there need to be more depth, but with a top-end talent like Willis III — who was completely unblockable for the majority of Sunday’s game — Miami should be in a good spot along the DL moving forward.”

Feagles Struggles Again in Season Opener - State of the U

“Feagles on the other hand, wasn’t able to flip the field, especially in the first half, and aided LSU by giving them excellent field position. 2 of his punts didn’t break the 30 yard mark, which is inexcusably bad. He did produce 2 that pinned LSU within their own 25-yard line, but with an average of 36.4 yards, there’s a lot of room in terms of improvement.”

ACC Power Rankings: Week 2 - State of the U

“The Canes fall only one spot after showing some life in the third quarter. If CMR and the rest of the coaching staff can’t find a way to effectively use all of the talent on this team, the Canes will find themselves much lower, which is a problem for a program that should be no lower that #2 in the conference at any point this season.”

The U (May Still Be) Back - State of the U

“From here on out, it might feel like the rest of the season is an uphill battle. Mentally, that is true. Emotionally, the Hurricanes may feel like all hope is lost for this season, that’s false. One game into the season is just too early to predict anything. LSU was our toughest opponent on the schedule. The Hurricanes still have more than a likely chance to go 10-3 like last season, or even better. The ACC championship isn’t out of reach and nor are other top-tier bowl games.”

The Reality Check of Sunday Night - State of the U

“At one point during Sunday’s game, you would almost think that Mark Richt would have put backup Cade Weldon into the game when Malik Rosier was struggling to gain yardage against LSU’s stingy defense. The Canes made a small comeback in the fourth quarter with Rosier as the QB but it was way too late to fix the mistakes him and the offense made in the first three quarters. According to the Miami Herald, Richt explained that he didn’t feel that Weldon was ready to play against the Tigers. However, The Canes’ home opener against Savannah State will be a great opportunity to give the younger boys some work.”