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Miami Hurricanes News and Notes: A Day Before the Home Opener, ACC Rooting Guide, UM Soccer blanks Stetson

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Good morning Canes Fam!

State of Declarations

Our own Justin Dottavio is back with another addition of his Film Preview series. Alongside previewing Saturday’s opponent, Bethune-Cookman, Mr. Dottavio provides his three keys to righting the ship for Miami come Saturday.

It was a productive first week of the regular season for the UM alums of the NFL — better known as ProCanes. Dylan Goldman of State of the U keys in on the highlights in the ProCanes Week 1 Recap.

It’s only week three of the college football season, but the contenders are beginning to become clear. SOTU’s John Reynolds guides through this weekend’s games in the latest ACC Rooting Guide.

The Canes return to the friendly confines of Hard Rock Stadium to take on BCU tomorrow afternoon. The Matchup Preview spotlights key players and positions group ahead of this weekend’s tilt.

With conference play around the corner, State of the U’s Todd Forrest recaps the Miami Women’s Soccer start to the season.

Yes, the Miami Hurricanes are 0-2 on to start the season. However, Marshall Thomas provides some optimism for Canes fans after last weekend’s loss to UNC.

Welcome back to Hard Rock!

The Hurricanes host Bethune-Cookman to start a five-game homestand. If you’re unable to attend, you can catch the audio broadcast on 560 WQAM or televised exclusively on the ACC Network.

Calling the game on the ACC Network will be Bill Roth, John Congemi and Jerry Punch.

Kickoff is set for 4pm EDT.

Injury Report

RB Lorenzo Lingard (Questionable)

LB Patrick Joyner Jr. (Out)

LB Waynmon Steed (Out)

LB Bradley Jennings Jr. (Out)

DT Nesta Silvera (Out)

The 305 Beat

David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel ponders when UM will establish their vertical passing game.

N’Kosi Perry could have transferred after not being named Miami’s starting QB. In her latest article, Susan Miller Degnan of the Miami Herald details how the former starter has supported Jarren Williams.

A couple of mates from Australia are set to reunite on a football field in South Florida. Christy Cabrera Chirinos of hurricanesports.com discusses the punters from ‘Down Under’.

The definition of what it means to be committed to Miami has changed under Manny Diaz. Manny Navarro of The Athletic ($) spoke with a couple 2020 recruits to learn about the change in UM’s recruiting philosophy.

The Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson dropped off his latest six-pack. This week’s topics include Miami’s updated recruiting policy, the development of Tate Martell as a WR and the latest on S Bubba Bolden.

Four-star Eastside Catholic TE DJ Rogers has his sights set on the Canes. David Wilson of the Miami Herald details the budding relationship between the 2020 recruit and UM.

Olsen has the Panthers’ back

Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen was listed as questionable ahead of Thursday’s Nights match with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Fortunately, the ProCane was healthy enough to make the 150th start in his 13th season. Olsen caught six passes for 110 yards on the night. It wasn’t enough to pull a win, as the Panthers lost 20–14.

Non-Football Roundup

UM Women’s Soccer returned to action on Thursday night. The Hurricanes hosted the Hatters of Stetson University. Powered by a goal and an assist from Ariana Munoz — on her birthday no less —, the Canes won 4–0. Maria Jakobsdottir, Sierra Frey and Kristina Fisher scored Miami’s other three goals. Goalkeeper Tyler Speaks recorded her first complete game shutout of the season.

The celebration of Thursday’s victory will be short lived. The ladies have a big match against the Florida Gators in Gainesville on Sunday. Start time is set for 6pm EDT.

Hurricanes Women’s Volleyball will attempt to continue their winning ways after scoring wins against George Washington and USF a week ago. The Canes will be in Fort Worth, Texas this weekend, taking part in the Add-Ran Cup. They’ll take on hosts school TCU at 7pm EDT tonight. On Saturday, the Ladies will take on the Auburn Tigers at 3pm EDT.

Canes Men’s Hoops still has some time before they return to the hardwood. In the meantime, members of the team volunteered their time to assist in the relief effort to help those impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

The ACC also released the game times and schedule for the ACC/Big Ten challenge in December. Miami will take on Illinois on December 2nd at 7pm EDT. The game will be broadcasted on ESPN 2.

Michelle Atherley is set to represent The U and Team USA at the Thorpe Cup in Germany. You can read the full story here.

Have a Great Day and Go Canes!