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Miami Hurricanes News and Notes: College Football’s (Other) Opening Week, ACC Rooting Guide, UM Soccer Tastes Defeat

Serving you with Canes content for your long weekend

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Good Morning Canes Fam,

State of Declarations

You can’t move forward if you don’t learn the lessons from your past mistakes. State of the U’s Justin Dottavio analyzes how Florida’s defense was able to disrupt a young Miami offense.

With a full slate of college football on tap this weekend, why not find a way to have the odds play out in your favor. Craig T. Smith is back with his locks and favorite lines from week one.

Miami finds themselves in the midst of an early season bye after week zero. In the meantime, the rest of the ACC will hit the field this weekend. John Reynolds of SOTU highlights key matchups and how the results will impact the Hurricanes in the ACC Rooting Guide.

Our own KappaCane provided UM fans with a consumer alert yesterday. In the article, he talked a bout a commemorative bobblehead that was released this month. The figure features Sebastian the Ibis and five rings representing each of the Hurricanes’ National Championships.

Miami Men’s Basketball toured Italy earlier this month. The team made the most of their trip both on and off the court. SOTU’s Austin Pert recapped the Hurricanes’ European adventure in his latest article.

Eight Days Until UNC

Miami has an unusual bye week after squaring off with the Gators in week zero. The rest of the college football world will take part in week one of the 150th season of college football. In the meantime, the Hurricanes have plenty of time to fix their issues ahead of next week’s conference opener on the road against North Carolina.

The meeting will also be the Hurricanes debut on the ACC Network. We’ve talked about the ongoing battle between the ESPN and Cable Providers to pick up the network.

The 305 Beat

David Wilson of the Miami Herald provides a breakdown for all 14 teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

UM is set to make its official debut on the ACC Network. Christy Cabrera Chirinos of discusses Canes Futebol premiering on the newly launched conference network.

ESPN released it’s bowl projections ahead of week one of CFB. Kyle Bonagura expects that Hurricanes to make a second consecutive appearance in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. This time Miami will take on Nebraska from the Big Ten. Mark Schlbach forecasts the Canes to stay in state, taking part in the Camping World Bowl in Orlando against Iowa State.

Greg Cote of the Miami Herald journeys through the Hurricanes past to find out if there’s ever been a similar situation to Manny Diaz naming Jarren Williams UM’s starting QB.

Miami pitcher Chris McMahon spent the summer travelling the world, representing his country and playing the game that he loves. David Villavicencio of spoke with the pitcher about his experience.

Addressing everything from Manny Diaz’s optimism to players who are in line to gain more playing time, the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson hits on those topics and more in his latest six-pack of Canes notes.

News from Around the ACC

The Florida State vs Boise State game has moved from Jacksonville to Tallahassee because of the impending threat of Hurricane Dorian. The start time of the game was also moved up to noon on Saturday. Dorian is expected to be a category 4 storm and is currently projected to make landfall on Florida’s Atlantic coast on Monday. Florida remains under a state of emergency.

The University of Louisville Cardinals named Jawon Pass their starting QB. The Hurricanes will host the Cardinal at Hard Rock Stadium on November 9th.

Thursday marked the beginning of conference play for other members of the ACC. We got to see our first look of what Georgia Tech will look like on offense in 2019 — it looks similar to the triple-option. A new offensive system was not enough to derail the juggernaut of the Clemson Tigers, with the Yellow Jackets falling 52–14.

Miami will square off against GT on October 19th at Hard Rock Stadium.

NFL ProCanes Updates

Last night marked the final week of preseason action in the NFL. Thank goodness!

While fantasy owners are breathing a sigh of relief, for the players who are on the fringe of making a roster, last night could’ve been the final time some wear an NFL jersey. If you’re curious about who among the ProCanes contingent is in danger of not being on a roster, you can check out this article.

Sheldrick Redwine left last week’s preseason game with a stinger, according to Mary Kay Cabot of The rookie safety has participated in practice all week and should get some time in the Browns’ final preseason contest.

He didn’t get to wear the Turnover Chain, but Buffalo Bills safety Jaquan Johnson forced a fumble against the Lions last week to help his team to secure a win.

The Senior Bowl released a monsterous watch list of prospects for the 2020 edition of the Senior Bowl. DE Trevon Hill, WR KJ Osborn,LB Zach McCLoud, LB Michael Pinckney and LB Shaq Quarterman were named to the list.

Non-Football Roundup

Miami’s Women’s Volleyball is set to begin the 2019 season later this evening. Due to Hurricane Dorian, the ladies did not make the trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico for the Puerto Rico Clasico. Instead, UM will host Missouri on campus at the Knight Gym The match is set to begin at 7pm EDT.

Canes Futbol (2-0) was back on the pitch Thursday night. Miami took on Florida Atlantic in their home opener at Cobb Stadium. The game as stopped twice for lightning and rain delay. After the second stoppage, the game was called, giving FAU a 2-1 victory after 70 minutes of play.

Miami’s game against Jacksonville scheduled for Sunday has been cancelled. No information about the game being rescheduled was available at the time this article was published.

Look who stopped by the Carol Soffer Indoor Practice Facility on Thursday.