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The Sun Sentinel reports that Hurricanes coach Al Golden notes that Miami redshirt senior QB Ryan Williams "has made the kind of progress that could have him competing for playing time soon."

The 6-foot-6, 220-pound Williams, who was the projected starter before his injury is one of the three quarterbacks traveling to Nebraska this weekend. At the moment, Miami is rolling with freshman Brad Kaaya as their starter, who had an impressive outing in Miami's 41-20 blowout win over Arkansas State, with senior QB Jake Heaps as the back up. In the past couple of days, Golden has put Williams through extensive workouts with game-type situations, and is slowly getting Williams integrated back into the offense.
Sep 17 - 3:25 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Miami senior WR Phillip Dorsett "hasn't lost his world-class wheels" since returning from ACL surgery.

Dorsett was one of college football's brightest weekend stars, slapping down 201 receiving yards and two touchdowns on four catches against Arkansas State. NFL scouts have timed the 5-foot-9, 185-pounder at 4.35 seconds in the 40-yard dash. Dorsett tore his ACL last October. "He possesses true 'see-ya' speed with easy acceleration to turn on the jets and erase pursuit angles from defenders and he should be a prime candidate for the fastest 40-yard dash time at the NFL Combine in February," Brugler wrote. "Dorsett lacks ideal size and strength for the next level, but he's a natural hands catcher with sudden change of direction skills as a ballcarrier who has no problem hitting the turbo button. His speed as a receiver and return man will see him drafted much higher than many are projecting right now."
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 16 - 8:52 PM

AP's Tim Reynolds reports that redshirt freshman QB Kevin Olsen "is no longer" enrolled at the University of Miami.

The former four-star recruit had previously been suspended for a failed drug test and recently was suspended by the Hurricanes for a third time. Olsen was charged Monday morning with a DUI and having a fake or stolen driver's license. Last year there were reports that surfaced that head coach Al Golden was not pleased with Olsen's development, while some mentioned him as the team's possible starter this summer. In another tweet Reynolds added that, "Olsen considered a transfer earlier this season anyway, so this is zero surprise, especially after the latest chapter."
Sep 16 - 2:06 PM

Miami redshirt senior QB Ryan Williams has been cleared by doctors following a right ACL tear this spring.

Brad Kaaya is still entrenched as the starter, but the Canes really lack backup passers after Kevin Olsen's suspension and Jake Heaps' struggles. Williams has played sporadically throughout his career and should not receive a large number of snaps if things go according to plan.
Sep 16 - 10:55 AM

One source told the AP's Tim Reynolds it would be a "total surprise" if redshirt freshman QB Kevin Olsen is still on Miami's football team on Tuesday.

"For as furious as Al Golden has to be with Kevin Olsen, it says something that he spoke repeatedly about concern for the kid's well-being," Reynolds added. Golden told reporters he was disappointed in Olsen's development last year and later suspended the quarterback following a failed drug test. Olsen was arrested on a DUi charge over the weekend.
Sep 16 - 10:46 AM

Miami sophomore WR Stacy Coley is wearing a non-contact jersey in practice this week.

Coley did not play in last week's game against Arkansas State after injuring his shoulder against Florida A&M. In his absence, Herb Waters and Braxton Berrios have stepped up, while Phillip Dorsett has emerged as a big play threat.
Sep 16 - 10:22 AM

Miami redshirt freshman QB Kevin Olsen was arrested on a DUI charge over the weekend.

Olsen had previously been suspended for a failed drug test. Reports surfaced last year that head coach Al Golden was not pleased with Olsen's development, but some mentioned him as the team's possible starter this summer. The suspension did not help, but it seems that Brad Kaaya now has a hold on that job.
Sep 15 - 10:24 AM

Miami junior RB Duke Johnson had 14 carries for 90 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 41-20 victory over Arkansas State.

Coming into the season, Johnson had surpassed 100 yards seven times in 20 career appearances. Since returning from his broken ankle, Johnson hasn't had a 100-yard game in three 2014 contests. That's an arbitrary criticism, however, as Johnson has finished between 90-97 yards in each game. The Hurricanes will have to lean on him more going forward, as a trip to Nebraska is on deck before ACC play begins in earnest.
Sep 13 - 8:50 PM

Miami senior WR Phillip Dorsett finished with 201 receiving yards and two touchdowns on four catches in Saturday's 41-20 win over Arkansas State.

As freshman QB Brad Kaaya develops, it's imperative that Dorsett and TE Clive Walford (three catches, 57 yards, and one touchdown) play like future pros. Mission accomplished today. As for Dorsett, today's performance made him the first FBS player since 1997 to exceed 200 receiving yards on no more than four catches. NFL scouts have timed the 5-foot-9, 185-pounder at 4.35 seconds in the 40-yard dash. He's been clocked as fast as 4.29 seconds in the forty, and also posted a 10.58 second 100-meter dash in May.
Sep 13 - 8:35 PM

The Miami Herald reports that UM football coach Al Golden announced after Monday’s practice that freshman S Kiy Hester was given his release from the Miami Hurricanes football team.

"He has a personal issue at home," said Miami coach Al Golden. "He is a great kid. He has an issue at home and we have released him." The former 4-star recruit out of DePaul Catholic High in Wayne, N.J. is now free to transfer to a school closer to his ailing mother. The 6-foot-0, 205 pound Hester could land with Rutgers, which is the school Hester originally committed to.
Sep 9 - 3:34 PM

Miami sophomore WR Stacy Coley suffered a shoulder injury against Florida A&M, but is expected to be available this week.

Coley only registered three catches for nine yards this season after hauling in 33 grabs for 591 yards and seven touchdowns as a true freshman. Head coach Al Golden believes Coley will be available against Arkansas State.
Sep 8 - 10:22 AM

Miami junior RB Duke Johnson had nine carries for 97 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 41-7 victory over Florida A&M.

He averaged 10.8 yards per carry and took one of those totes for 55 yards. Interestingly, Johnson hasn't yet broken the century mark after entering the season having exceeded 100 yards seven times in 20 career games. Not totally his fault, though, as Miami lost its first game in a blowout and put this one out of reach midway through the second quarter. ESPN's Todd McShay wrote late last month that Johnson's best attribute is his burst: "He doesn't have an elite second gear, but he reaches his top-end speed quickly. He doesn't shake defenders with highlight-reel moves, but he has the agility to make the first defender miss and he's a run-after-catch threat in the passing game."
Sep 8 - 1:46 AM

Miami athletic director Blake James issued a vote of confidence for head coach Al Golden.

Getting a public vote of confidence after your first game of the season is like your wife confiding to friends that your one-month-old marriage has "been more work than I thought it'd be." Golden, in his fourth season guiding the Hurricanes, owns a 22-16 record. In a seemingly decent opening-game matchup against a Louisville squad breaking in a new quarterback and playing shorthanded, the Hurricanes got drilled. That prompted James to say that Golden is "the perfect person for this job," adding: "We are going to be a better team at the end of this year than we were at the start of this year. We're going to be a better team at the end of this year than we were last year, and we're going to continue to get better each year." Miami has games against Nebraska, Virginia Tech, North Carolina and Florida State upcoming on the schedule.
Sep 4 - 8:08 PM

Miami redshirt senior TE Clive Walford caught three passes for 38 yards and a touchdown in Monday's blowout loss to Louisville.

The Hurricanes have some dangerous weapons on the outside, and the 6-foot-4, 258-pound Walford functions as an outstanding safety blanket in the middle of the field. The question, now, is how will Al Golden and his staff get them the ball? Brad Kaaya didn't look confident in his collegiate debut, and Miami's offensive line made sure he didn't get a ton of time to throw downfield. If that continues, Walford could be in line for a big season as a check-down benefactor. Walford contemplated jumping to the NFL over the winter after catching 34 passes for 454 yards and two touchdowns as a junior, but elected to return for his fifth season on campus.
Sep 1 - 11:26 PM

Miami junior RB Duke Johnson had 20 carries for 90 yards in Monday night's 31-13 loss to Louisville.

By Johnson's standards, this was a ho-hum game, but he hardly deserves the blame. Hurricanes' freshman QB Brad Kaaya was ineffective, completing just 17-of-29 passes for 174 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions, and the offensive line was leaky. Without a passing threat to keep them honest, the Cardinals' defense keyed in on Johnson and asked Miami to beat them left-handed. Kaaya's grasp on the job probably isn't tight, with the seat under Al Golden starting to warm. Regardless of who Miami trots out behind center, we expect Johnson to have some monster games this fall. He has broken 100 rushing yards seven times in 21 career appearances.
Sep 1 - 11:24 PM


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