Good morning Canes fans! Your Miami Hurricanes football team will be conducting a walkthrough today as they cap off a short week preparing to host Savannah State in the first home game of the season. The game is set to start at 6PM EDT. You can catch the game on the ACC Network Extra or the Watch ESPN app.
WR Ahmmon Richards and DE Demetrius Jackson Out VS Savannah State
On Thursday afternoon news broke that a pair of Hurricanes are set to miss the home opener due to injury. Richards is dealing with a knee injury that kept him off the field for a majority of the second half. Similar to Richards, senior defensive end Demetrius Jackson is said to be dealing with a knee injury. There’s no timetable for either player to return.
The Captains for Savannah State
As voted by the coaches this week, the players that will be wearing the ‘C’ on their uniform this week are WR Jeff Thomas and RB Travis Homer. Thomas went off against LSU less than a week ago, putting up 132 receiving yards on five receptions. The defense will be captained by Gerald Willis III, with the special team represented by LB Mike Smith.
State of the U Content
Thursday was a busy day for the staff of SOTU, with plenty of content and discussions for your perusal.
In case you missed it, here are the stories from the site.
Justin Dottavio breaks down Savannah State’s tendency on both sides of the ball.
Film Preview: Savannah State at Miami. Miami obviously has more talent but can they dominate the Tigers like the well coached Blazers did in week one. https://t.co/kRSpRgy2LW pic.twitter.com/LoEkQuCY15— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) September 6, 2018
Dylan Sherry makes the case for freshman WR Brian Hightower to enter the conversation of being elite
Find out where the Canes rank in the latest Florida College Power Rankings according to Kevin Fielder
Sunshine State 7: @UCF_Football move up to the top spot after a strong showing last week. #Canes and FSU fall after disappointing showings on national television. View the full rankings: https://t.co/aJMCLBqqwt pic.twitter.com/bm41Ie2AGT— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) September 6, 2018
The Matchup Preview spotlights key personnel for Saturday night’s tilt
In the first game since their debacle of a season opener, UM looks to move forward against SSU Saturday night. The Canes home opener is the ideal situation to audition the youth on the roster. Check out:— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) September 6, 2018
Miami Hurricanes Matchup Preview: Savannah State https://t.co/XGCFaMhRFr pic.twitter.com/eEimyLDU0R
Going back through time, Austin Pert reviews Miami’s 77-7 win over SSU in 2013
Our new handicapping guy Craig T. Smith went 8-0 with his picks last week and is 9-1 on the season. Sources tell me that's good.— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) September 7, 2018
Your newest set of winners for this week is a click away. Time to win some schmoney. @WoahDerrrDro @absdadon https://t.co/KCrkDykBn7
Miami Media Buzz
Christy Cabrera Chirinos of the Sun Sentinel goes into detail regarding UM’s QB situation this weekend.
Miami Herald reporter Susan Miller Degnan spotlights 10 “Baby Canes” forced to grow up in a hurry.
UM’s Women’s Volleyball when be taking part in the Corpus Christi Tournament in Texas this weekend. The ladies will be taking on Texas A&M today, before closing out the tourney with a game against Texas Southern.
After playing to a 1-1 draw with Jacksonville last night, Miami’s women soccer team will be off until Sunday, when they play Stetson at DeLand, Florida.
Have An Excellent Day And Go Canes!