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Monday Musings: Canes finally land a QB

NCAA Football: Miami at Boston College Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

IIIIIIIIIIIIIIT’SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS MONDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And it’s a national championship Monday, as the Washington Huskies and Michigan Wolverines put toe to leather this evening for all the marbles from the 2023 season.

But hey, there’s still plenty of happenings in the Miami Hurricanes’ spectrum, so let’s get to them...

1) Miami finally has a quarterback, and it’s someone that probably none of us have had our eyes on. Albany QB Reese Poffenbarger is headed to the Miami Hurricanes.

So....like, what? I admittedly have absolutely nothing on this guy. According to Thamel, Poffenbarger ended up leading FCS in passing yards and touchdowns last year, so that’s something, I guess. Sounds like there was other Power 5 interest, so hey, I guess we’ll see what he can do when he gets here. I’m not going to poo-poo that addition, especially with the state of the QB room. Give the kid a chance, I say. Welcome, Reese.

2) But the question remains: will there be two Tagovailoa’s in Miami this fall? Taulia entered the transfer portal on January 5, and multiple outlets indicate there is a mutual interest between him and Miami.

However, of course, that depends him getting a waiver for a sixth year of eligibility. The NCAA doing something nice for the Hurricanes? El. Oh. El. Fuggedaboutit. Would be a nice surprise, but I’ll believe that gift when I see it.

That said, if he did somehow get a waiver and ended up with the Canes, Miami would have its starter for 2024 figured out. He’d be a nice consolation prize after missing out on Cam Ward, KJ Jefferson, and Will Howard.

3) The Canes took a real shot to the gut in Winston-Salem on Saturday. They had the final shot to win in regulation, but Matthew Cleveland’s pull up jumper rattled around and popped out. In overtime, the Canes jumped out to a five point lead, and things seemed to be going well. Unfortunately, rebounding and second chance opportunities did Miami in down the stretch, eventually falling 86-82 in OT. A loss that should have been a win, but there’s always some of those every season for every team.

Oh well. Time to bounce back emphatically on Wednesday night at home against a terrible Louisville team.

Go Canes!