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Miami Hurricanes News and Notes: UM to Make ACC Network Debut, UNC Q&A, Hurricane Invitational Weekend

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Another buzz-y Friday in the Gables

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: AUG 24 Camping World Kickoff - Florida v Miami Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Good Morning Canes Fam!

State of Declarations

What does RPO, a 3-4 defense and “Grit” all have in common? They’re all featured in the latest installment of State of the U’s Film Preview series, authored by Justin Dottavio. As you can guess, this week’s edition focuses on Sam Howell and the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Despite being the unquestioned leaders of the Hurricanes defense, SOTU’s Jon Somma details why linebackers Michael Pinckney and Shaq Quarterman need to make some immediate improvements.

Cam Underwood had a conversation with Al Hood of Tar Heel Blog to get to know Miami’s opponent ahead of Saturday’s big game.

The Matchup Preview gives you the lowdown on difference makers for both UM and UNC ahead of a big ACC Coastal showdown.

UM Football to debut on ACCN!

The time has finally come. Miami Hurricanes Football will make their debut on the newly launched ACC Network in primetime this Saturday. Since the network’s premiere in August, a few new channels have negotiated deals to air the channel. Cox Cable joined Youtube TV, Sling TV, Direct TV, Playstation Vue, and Hulu as service providers carrying the channel.

That leaves Comcast and AT&T Uverse as the only major providers that don’t carry the network.

*Keep in mind, free trials are your friend!!!!

The ACC Network has assigned Dave O’Brien and Tim Hasslebeck to call the game. You can also catch former UM coach Mark Richt pre and post-game for some analysis.

The Canes will open ACC play on the ACCN, as will next week’s home opener against Bethune-Cookman.

Because of concern regarding Hurricane Dorian, Bethune-Cookman cancelled their week two game home game against Southern Louisiana. BCU won their season opener against Jackson State in 36-15 in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge.

Hurricanes injury report

RB Lorenzo Lingard (Questionable)

LB Patrick Joyner Jr. (Out)

LB Waynmon Steed (Out)

LB Bradley Jennings Jr. (Out)

DT Nesta Silvera (Out)

Bolden remains in limbo

S Bubba Bolden continues to wait for a decision by NCAA on ruling regarding his eligibility. No timetable has been given on when that decision will be made.

The 305 Beat

Christy Cabrera Chirinos of hurricanesports.com strolls down memory lane with current graduate assistant and former Hurricane RB/S Dallas Crawford.

“The only thing we can do is make tough catches for him.” David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel explains how UM’s wide receivers can help out their young QB.

Some consider Saturday as a must win game for UM. Manny Navarro of The Athletic ($) highlights why the Canes can’t afford to go 0–2.

The Hurricanes have given Heels’ QB Sam Howell plenty of respect ahead of week two. Miami’s defense will try to throw the freshman QB off balance as the Miami Herald’s David Wilson outlines in his latest article.

Jimmy Graham is still a bad man

It’s only fitting that first touchdown of the NFL’s 100th season involved a Hurricane. ProCane TE Jimmy Graham open the scoring in last night’s season opener between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears. The Packers went on to win 10–3.

You can find the rest of our ProCanes content on Sunday morning ahead of the rest of week one.

Non-Football Roundup

After scrapping their plans to open the regular season in Puerto Rico due to Hurricanes Dorian, opened last week with a 3-1 loss to Missouri. Searching for their first win of the season, UM Women’s Volleyball returns to action tonight at the Knight Complex for the Hurricane Invitational.

Miami will take on George Washington this evening, with a 7:30pm EDT start time. On Saturday, the team will host the University of South Florida.

Miami Women’s Soccer hope to return to their winning ways after last weekend’s loss to FAU. On Saturday they host San Diego State at Cobb Stadium. Start time is set for 7pm EDT.

Former UM Basketball star Davon Reed earned a camp invite with the Miami Heat, according Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

Go Canes and have a great day!