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Miami Hurricanes News & Notes: Football makes a new coaching hire, Canes Hoops wins on Senior Night, Izundu’s mother makes a long journey

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Miami Hurricanes announce hire of Todd Stroud as Assistant Head Coach, Defensive Line coach - State of the U

“In a bit of a shock on Tuesday morning, Miami Athletics announced that Associate Head Coach/Defensive Line coach Jess Simpson had resigned to take a job in the NFL. And, UM also announced his replacement: 33 year coaching veteran Todd Stroud, who will fill both the Assistant HC and DL coach roles.”

Canes Hoops Recap: Miami Sends Off Its Seniors With A 76-63 Win Over Pitt - State of the U

“Despite plenty of struggles this season, the Canes managed to close out their home schedule with a victory. On Senior Night, Miami (13-16, 5-12 conf) relied on their seniors to carry them past the Pittsburgh Panthers (12-18, 2-15 conf). Anthony Lawrence II put out his best performance Tuesday night, leading all scorers with 27 points on 10 of 16 shooting, and completing a double-double with 11 rebounds and 4 assists.”

Mother of Miami’s Izundu to finally see son play - ESPN

“Miami Hurricanes center Ebuka Izundu said he’s trying to use his influence to secure a seat behind the bench for his mother, who is visiting from Nigeria, in his career home finale. Ifeoma Izundu will get her first chance to see her son play in a basketball game when Miami hosts Pittsburgh on Tuesday night. ”She has always heard good things about me, but she has never seen what I actually do,’’ Izundu said Monday. “So it’s going to be really exciting.’’

Miami Hurricanes Recruiting Radar: Defensive Targets in 2020 - State of the U

“We’re back, Recruiting junkies. We’re finishing up setting the stage for Miami’s 2020 recruiting class, and today we’ll look at targets and names on the defensive side of the ball. But, before we do, I want to remind you that we’ve already talked about the numbers and needs for Miami in this class”

Who Will Become Miami’s Next Possession Receiver? - State of the U

“With Darrell Langham graduating, and Lawrence Cager transferring from the program, Miami is left without a proven jump-ball threat.

There’s no denying that the ‘Canes have a bevy of talent at the position group, recently adding K.J. Osborn and Jeremiah Payton to the roster. However, Evidence Njoku, a Redshirt Sophomore and brother of Miami legend David Njoku, is the only receiver on the Hurricanes’ roster over 6-3.”

ACC Basketball Power Rankings: 3/5 - State of the U

“12. Miami Hurricanes (LW: 11) 12-16 (4-12)

Last Week: L @ Wake 75-76, L @ Duke 57-87; Next Week: vs Pitt 3/5, @ VT 3/9”

Trajan Bandy Wants You To Doubt Him - State of the U

“Not even five minutes into their opening game against LSU, and Miami sophomore cornerback Trajan Bandy was out of the game for targeting. A matchup Bandy and his program had waited to play for almost nine months, and he didn’t even finish the first quarter.

While he went to on have an incredible 2018 season, most people around the country remember Bandy’s year for his premature departure against the Tigers. It wasn’t the first time, nor the last that Bandy would be wrongfully looked at.”

Florida vs. Miami in Week 0 sounds awesome, but raises questions - SBNation

“The 2019 season is college football’s sesquicentennial (that means 150th anniversary)! To celebrate, ESPN is producing a series of programming on the history of the sport, and according to a statement by Florida Citrus Sports, wants to move up Florida vs. Miami to give “Week 0” a big Power 5 game.”

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