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Miami Hurricanes News & Notes: Canes Hoops advances, The New Miami prepares for spring practice, Baseball picks up another win

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NCAA Basketball: ACC Conference Tournament-Miami-Florida vs Wake Forest Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The Hurricanes’ plan to fill the biggest hole on their defense entering spring practice - Miami Herald

“Among the positions with considerable uncertainty this spring: safety.

Jaquan Johnson and Sheldrick Redwine have moved on to the NFL and it won’t be easy to replace Miami’s best safety combo in years.Potential starter Bubba Bolden, the Southern Cal transfer, hasn’t yet arrived; he’s still in California completing classes at a junior college. Freshman Keontra Smith also will arrive this summer.”

Canes Hoops Recap: March Continues, For Now - State of the U

“The Miami Hurricanes kept their season alive Tuesday afternoon in Charlotte, NC with a 79-71 win over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. The Canes (14-17, 6-13 ACC) live to see another day, while Wake Forest goes home with a 2018-19 record of 11-20.

Blowing a 14-point lead with less than nine minutes to play in the loss to the Deacons on February 26, Miami’s lead was cut to just four points with one minute to play on Tuesday afternoon, after leading by 12 points with under six minutes to play. However, the Canes made their free throws down the stretch and cautiously sailed to victory.”

Miami 4, Jackson State 3: Mid-week Momentum - State of the U

“Miami moved to 13-3 (2-1 ACC) with a 4-3 win over the Jackson State Tigers. Miami got a solid start from Tyler Keysor in the win, and got a great five innings from the bullpen. Miami will hope to finish the sweep of the Tigers tomorrow before a tough series on the road against North Carolina this weekend.”

Miami Hurricanes Football: 2019 Spring Practice Schedule announced - State of the U

“On Tuesday Morning, the Miami Hurricanes announced the 2019 Spring Football Practice schedule. Starting next week, Miami will have 15 sessions on the field — 12 practices and 3 scrimmages — to work together and develop the team.

One of the things that was being debated ahead of this release was whether and where there would be a Spring Game in 2019.”

ACC Coastal’s top-5 newcomers to watch this spring - State of the U

“The ACC Coastal has undergone a lot of change heading into spring football of the 2019 season. I wrote about that change last week, but we will take an in-depth look into the five biggest newcomers on the field for the spring slate.

The freshman listed are all early enrollees and besides Tate Martell (his NCAA appeal is still in the air), the transfers can play right away at their new locations. The Coastal played an all around bad brand of football in 2018 and needs a big-time bounce back season in 2019.”

ACC Basketball Power Rankings: 3/12 - State of the U

“12. Miami Hurricanes (LW: 12) 13-17 (5-13)

Last Week: W vs Pitt 76-73, L @ VT 70-84; Next Week: vs Wake 3/12

Conf. Tourney Outlook: If the Canes underperform, their season could end on Tuesday. If they play up to their ability, however, they have the firepower to shock VT or FSU.”

Offensive Position Battles To Watch During Spring Ball - State of the U

“Spring football is just a week away for the Miami Hurricanes. An exciting offseason is finally turning to the shoulder pads as new head coach Manny Diaz leads his team to the practice field for the first time in 2019.

On the offensive side of the ball, new coordinator Dan Enos is going to have several positions where determining the starter will be tougher than others. Several starters from the previous season are now gone, and younger players have progressed enough to challenge for a bigger role.”

Spring Football Position Preview: Quarterback - State of the U

“For a time, the Miami Hurricanes were known for the elite performance of their Quarterbacks. From Bernie Kosar to Vinny Testaverde to Jim Kelly to Craig Ericksen to Ken Dorsey to Brock Berlin, and some others in between, the Canes’s QBs were among some of the best in the college football world for more than 20 years.

To say that has not been the case recently is putting it mildly. With the exception of a select few seasons — Jacory Harris’s 2009 season, Stephen Morris’s 2012 and 2013 seasons, Brad Kaaya’s 2016 season (though all 3 of his years in Coral Gables were similar) — Miami has struggled to get consistent, high quality QB play in the last 15-ish years.”

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