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Miami and Texas A&M will take part in a home-and-home series in 2022 and 2023.

The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson jumped on this news back in mid-November, with its official confirmation coming on Tuesday. Texas A&M will have the honors of hosting the first showdown, on September 17, 2022. Miami will then return the favor on September 9, 2023. The two teams have played just three games against each other, so both will enter with relatively clean head-to-head slates.
Nov 29 - 3:32 PM

Former Miami LB Jermaine Grace will enter the 2017 NFL Draft.

Grace was implicated in a luxury rental car scandal in August, one which ultimately led to his dismissal from the football program. He has remained at the university on scholarship, though, and is set to graduate in December. His attorney, Jason Setchen, indicated that the 6-foot-1, 221-pounder will be allowed to participate in Miami's offseason Pro Day. "While he could have sought reinstatement by the NCAA and under the graduate transfer rule transferred to another Football Bowl Subdivision institution," Setchen said, "he decided to fulfill another lifelong dream and enter the NFL Draft as a college graduate." Last season, Grace led Miami with 79 tackles.
Nov 29 - 3:19 PM

Miami junior RB Joseph Yearby is expected to declare for the 2017 NFL Draft.

Yearby's role drastically declined from 2015 to 2016, but he did produce a 1,000 yard season as a sophomore. He worked behind Mark Walton all year, and even Gus Edwards starting seeing opportunities down the stretch. Yearby is likely a third day prospect at best.
Nov 29 - 12:16 PM

Miami redshirt sophomore TE David Njoku caught two passes for 134 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's win over Duke.

Njoku might not have been snagging balls out of the air left and right, but when you are scoring touchdowns from 76 and 58 yards out, volume matters a little less. That 76-yarder almost never happened, as the 6-foot-4, 240-pounder initially juggled a perfectly thrown deep ball from Brad Kaaya before securing it and outrunning all-comers. Six of Njoku's seven touchdown catches have come over his last five games. Saturday's 134-yard showing was his first game with more than 100 yards receiving this season.
Nov 26 - 7:52 PM

Miami junior QB Brad Kaaya played perhaps his best game of the season in Saturday's 40-21 win over Duke, completing 22-of-35 passes for 396 yards and four touchdowns.

The Canes eventually got their affairs in order following a somewhat rocky first half in which Miami was only able to build a 16-14 lead before hitting the locker room. Kaaya would throw three of his four scoring passes in the second half. He became Miami's all-team leading passer with his work on Saturday, scooting on past Ken Dorsey (1999-2002) when he hit Stacey Coley on a 42-yard pass in the third quarter. The 6-foot-4, 209-pound junior is up to 9,686 yards passing for his three-year Hurricane career. The 8-4 Hurricanes will now await their bowl assignment. Kaaya could well declare for the draft this winter.
Nov 26 - 7:45 PM

Miami redshirt sophomore TE David Njoku caught six passes for 72 yards in the school's 27-13 win over NC State.

We think there is a strong chance Njoku declares for the 2017 NFL Draft. The class should be loaded at tight end, a position that is usually quite thin each year. Njoku's six catches tie a season high.
Nov 19 - 4:30 PM

Miami junior QB Brad Kaaya completed 22 of 38 attempts for 286 yards in the school's 27-13 win over NC State.

It was not necessary for Kaaya to throw a touchdown in this contest. His longest pass went for 51 yards, a slant that Stacy Coley caught between two defenders and took for 41 yards. If we were to briefly sum up Kaaya's style and career, we would say that Kaaya's interception total in 2015 and 2016 equal that of his 2014 (12) campaign.
Nov 19 - 4:15 PM

Miami sophomore RB Mark Walton carried the ball 19 times for 120 yards and three touchdowns in the school's 27-13 win over NC State.

Walton's third touchdown was his most impressive, breaking two tackles at the line of scrimmage on the way to a 24 yard score. Walton also produced a 30 yard touchdown earlier in the contest. Miami's backfield was considered to be crowded to start the season, but Walton has clearly emerged.
Nov 19 - 4:03 PM

The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson reports that Miami and Texas A&M are finalizing plans for a home-and-home series.

The specific dates, here, aren't yet known, but Jackson passes along that the home-and-home will occur during the 2022 and 2023 seasons. There isn't much history here, as the Aggies and Hurricanes have played just three games against each other. The last came in 2008, a victory by the Aggies.
Nov 16 - 3:02 PM

Miami HC Mark Richt believes that "most" players benefit from staying in school an additional year, rather than jumping for the draft immediately.

Richt did note the obvious -- that for players likely to be selected No. 1 at their position, there is no real incentive to sticking around for another year. The vast majority of players do not fit that bill, though, and Richt offered up a sort of informal experiment to prove that point. "On a sheet of paper there’s like 40 names, all are projected first round draft picks by the media," he said. "Oh, by the way, that’s just offense. On the back there’s 40 more guys picked in the first round. So that’s 80 guys [projected] in the first round. There’s only 32 picks." Richt indicated that he and junior QB Brad Kaaya will not be discussing the draft until after the close of the regular season.
Nov 15 - 6:30 PM

The Palm Beach Post's Matt Porter relays that Miami HC Mark Richt does not plan on discussing the NFL draft with junior QB Brad Kaaya until after the close of the regular season.

No real surprise here. Coaches hate distractions etc. In 10 games this season, Kaaya has thrown for 2,568 yards (61.5% completions) with a 19/7 TD/INT ratio. Per the Palm Beach Post, the Bears, Cardinals, Saints, Texans, Chargers and Dolphins are all taking particular draft interest in Kaaya.
Nov 15 - 1:35 PM

Miami freshman WR Ahmmon Richards caught three passes for 100 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's win 34-14 win over Virginia.

The bulk of Richards' yardage came courtesy of a 77-yard touchdown haul in the closing minutes of the third quarter. The 6-foot-2, 175-pounder has posted his share of freshman quietude with six games of fewer than 60 yards receiving, but he has also flashed major upside. Look no further than his four-catch, 142-yard bruising of Appalachian State in September or his eight-catch, 144-yard pummeling of Pitt just last weekend.
Nov 12 - 5:21 PM

Miami sophomore RB Mark Walton rushed for 111 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries in Saturday's win over Virginia.

After going through a five-game skid in which he failed to crack 100 yards rushing, Walton has now hit the mark in back-to-back games. On Saturday, he averaged a healthy 6.9 YPC with a long run of 26 yards. For the season as a whole, the 5-foot-9, 195-pound sophomore has rushed for 885 yards and 11 touchdowns through 10 games.
Nov 12 - 5:14 PM

The Bears, Cardinals, Saints, Texans, Chargers and Dolphins are showing more interest in Miami junior QB Brad Kaaya compared to the other 26 NFL teams, according to the Palm Beach Post.

Those six teams "ask the most" about Kaaya. At this point in the process we would not read into which teams visit schools or attend games, as teams will visit every program and attending games is many times about convenience and entertainment than focusing on a specific prospect. Kaaya has thrown for 17 touchdowns and six interceptions this season.
Nov 12 - 10:29 AM

Miami redshirt sophomore TE David Njoku caught six passes for 86 yards and two touchdowns in the school's 51-28 win over Pitt.

Njoku is one of the most athletic tight ends in the country, and he showed it in this game with multiple sideline catches and difficult grabs. Njoku double his touchdown output on the season in this game alone. We think it is possible he enters the draft and joins this awesome class of tight ends.
Nov 5 - 5:28 PM


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