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Miami Hurricanes News and Notes: Examining the Offensive Line, NFL Scouting Combine Invites

A wild offseason continues for the Canes.

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Good Morning Canes Familia,

Another Friday is upon us. With the 2019 recruiting cycle officially in the books, it’s now time to begin to look forward to the 2019 season and beyond for your Miami Hurricanes. However, there’s plenty that will need to happen between now and spring practice. So lets dive into the headlines entering the weekend.

There’ll be a Spring Scrimmage in Dade County This April

After it was revealed that Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones would preventing the Hurricanes from holding their spring game at Hard Rock Stadium this year, reports surfaced that Miami’s spring game may be moved to Orlando. Those reports have yet to be confirmed. However, at his Surge 19 press conference, head coach Manny Diaz announced that there will be an open scrimmage this April in Dade County.

Spring practices are set to begin Tuesday, March 19th.

Updated Scholarship Matrix

Concerned over whether the Canes have room to add another offensive lineman? Are you curious as to how UCLA DE Jaelen Philips might fit into Miami’s scholarship count? Or perhaps you need a reminder of UM’s 2020 commits. Fear not! State of the U has you covered with the Scholarship Matrix, brought to you by our own Cameron Underwood.

Six Hurricanes Gain Invitations to the 2019 Scouting Combine

NCAA Football: Florida State at Miami Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

On Thursday the NFL released its official list of invites to the much balleyhooed workout and interview process known as the NFL Scouting Combine. RB Travis Homer, DE Joe Jackson, CB Michael Jackson Sr., S Jaquan Johnson, S Sheldrick Redwine, and DT Gerald Willis will represent The U at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis beginning March 1st.

Declarations of State

ICYMI, check out this amazing artwork capturing the Surge ‘19 class.

Can new OL coach Butch Barry solves enigma that has been Miami’s offensive line. SOTU’s Justin Dottavio provides an in-depth breakdown of the Hurricanes offensive line situation entering the spring.

Dylan Sherry highlights why the signing of Daphne CB Christian Williams could be a huge get for the Hurricanes defense.

News From Around the 305

Susan Miller Degnan of the Miami Herald shines a light on transfer DE Trevon Hill’s path to the U. Hill is set to get his degree in May and join the Canes as a graduate transfer.

The Hurricanes have owned the transfer portal. But who is the guardian responsible for alerting the staff of potential targets in this mysterious realm of talent? Manny Navarro of The Athletic gets information from the source himself, UM director of player personnel Matt Doherty.

What Happened to Those Boys?!

It’s always about the U! Make no mistake. But for those who were curious as to the landing spots for players that opted to transfer after the 2018 season, we have a couple updates.

Freshman WR Marquez Ezzard stayed in the ACC Coastal, landing with Georgia Tech.

G Hayden Mahoney is moving over to the ACC Atlantic to join Boston College.

WR Lawrence Cager has yet to name his next destination, holding off from making a decision. Maryland native is believed to be choosing from Oregon, Iowa State, Penn State, Georgia and Maryland.

Non-Revenue Sports

UM Women’s Basketball hosted Notre Dame last night at the Watsco Center. Ranked 25th in both the Coaches Poll and AP Top 25, Miami aimed to knock the No.4 ranked Fighting Irish down a few spots.

Led by a pair of double-doubles from by C Emese Hof’s (21 point and 13 rebounds) and F Beatrice Mompremier (18 points and 12 rebounds) the Canes upset reigning national champions Notre Dame.

UM Track & Field will be taking part in the Tiger Paw Invite in Clemson, South Carolina later today.

The rackets will be booming at 4PM EDT this afternoon when UM Men’s Tennis take on Iowa in Iowa City.

Have a Great Day and Go Canes!