Happy Monday, Canes. Let’s get it poppin’!
Miami gets in the W column, sneaks by Appalachian State 25-23
It wasn’t pretty, but it was effective. For the first time in 281 days, the Miami Hurricanes won a football game, this time squeaking by the Appalachian State Mountaineers 25-23 on Saturday night.
Here’s a list of items you can read to get caught up on the action:
- My Game Recap
- Candis McLean’s 3 stars
- My Good, Bad, and Ugly
- Justin Dottavio’s day after Film Review
- Khobi Price of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel again lists his 10 things we learned, this time from the Appalachian State game.
- Susan Miller Degnan of The Miami Herald offers her view on what went right and what needs improvement from Saturday’s game.
- Manny Navarro of The Athletic ponders (as our own Craig T. Smith did a week ago) if it’s time to readjust expectations for the 2021 season
- David Wilson of The Miami Herald has this dispatch with all the information you need to know about the cat that fell from the roof of HRS during the game on Saturday night.
It wasn’t perfect, but Miami found a way to win. Now, the task turns to doing it again this weekend against a 2-0 Michigan State Spartans team looking to rebound from a terrible 2020 season.
Michigan State Television Coverage Announced
I know there were some concerns/complaints about last week’s game being on ESPNU, one of the lesser ESPN outlets. Well, my friends, don’t despair; Miami vs Michigan State is getting prime television real estate for this weekend’s game:
Miami vs Michigan State will be televised on ABC next Saturday at noon. #Canes— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) September 12, 2021
ABC national television. Just the way it should be.
Miami Hurricanes vs Michigan State Spartans Opening Line released
As per usual, I did my normal Sunday morning ritual of watching Formula 1 racing and looked up various CFB things, like the betting line for Miami-MSU. Here’s what I found:
Another game with a single digit line. And, full transparency here, the line is already down to Canes -6 (or 6.5) on most books. So, Vegas fully expects this game to be a one-score contest between the Canes and Spartans. Both teams are looking for an early signature win, and they stand in the way of the other getting that much-need victory. I’d rather see Miami-Michigan (grew up as a Michigan fan, sue me), but Miami-MSU is a darn good non-conference game, and should be good football watching for all.
ProCanes season is here!
The NFL season is here! And with it, a bunch of Miami Hurricanes alums are poised to make plays all over the league. Jake Marcus chimed in to rank the ProCanes ahead of the NFL season, and you should check the list. It’s really good, trust me.
Power Rankings for NFL ProCanes Ahead of the 2021 Season— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) September 12, 2021
37 Miami Hurricanes currently on NFL Rosters: From Vets like Calais Campbell and Jimmy Graham to Rooks like Gregory Rousseau and Jose Borregales, the U’s Presence in the NFL Remains Large. #ProCanes https://t.co/v3MbZKQrs5 pic.twitter.com/YATu7XqiQR
That’s it for today.
Make it a great Monday, everybody!