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Miami junior WR Herb Waters was diagnosed with a strained neck after being stretchered off the field against Virginia.

His status for Saturday's game against Pittsburgh is uncertain. Waters was able to fly home with the team after being released from a local hospital.
Nov 24 - 10:31 AM

Miami redshirt senior TE Clive Walford caught seven passes for 105 yards in Saturday's loss to Virginia.

Walford is making a serious push to be considered in the middle rounds in this spring's draft. Over the past three games, he has accumulated 17 receptions for 321 yards and three touchdowns. The 6-foot-4, 258-pound Walford is a passable blocker and a reliable receiver with a large catch radius. He isn't athletic enough to escape down the seam, however, limiting the overall projection.
Nov 24 - 1:37 AM

Miami junior RB Duke Johnson rushed for 88 yards on 15 carries in a 30-13 setback versus Virginia on Saturday.

He also had five receptions leading to 44 yards. This was the first time all season that Johnson had been held under 90 rushing yards, and it was the first game since mid-September in which he didn't exceed the century mark (snapping a streak of six straight 100-yard rushing games). The 5-foot-9, 194-pound Johnson displays outstanding vision, quickness and explosiveness.
Nov 24 - 1:24 AM

When asked who will be the Chris Borland of the 2015 NFL Draft, three NFL executives responded with Miami senior LB Denzel Perryman's name.

"He has some similar issues to Borland. Both guys lack height and have short arms. Some teams will put him in the 'doesn't fit' category," one executive told NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah. "He's going to be a great player at the next level," another said of Perryman. Borland was selected in the middle of the third-round last May, so it will be worth monitoring if Perryman is selected in the same area.
Nov 20 - 10:27 AM

An AFC executive told that Miami senior LB Denzel Perryman's intangibles are "off the charts."

The executive said that he "loved" the 6-foot, 243-pound senior and went on to say that he will be an "outstanding pro." The buzzword around Perryman has been "explosive" for some time. In early October, ESPN's Kevin Weidl tweeted that he thought the linebacker had "explosive power" and "natural leverage." draft analysts, including Bucky Brooks, wrote that Perryman might not have huge combine numbers. The undersized linebacker is a classic case of being highly productive on the field while not necessarily having the prototypical tangible measurements that teams covet. Brooks and company compared him to former Badger Chris Borland, who was drafted in the third round by the Dolphins. It should be noted that's Daniel Jeremiah believes Perryman will be drafted higher than Borland was.
Nov 19 - 9:00 PM

ACC commissioner John Swofford said that the "ideal" number of teams in the college football playoff would be eight.

Swofford is far from the only one to have suggested that having a four-team playoff is on the limited side. "You have four teams that get a chance to play for the national championship, which is twice as many as before, but whoever's fifth or sixth is not going to be happy,' said the commissioner. "There will be some conferences that won't have a team in the playoff." Swofford is on the management committee for the playoff. He noted that the reason the presidents decided on a four-gamer was that any larger would turn football into a two-semester sport, which they didn't want, and would interfere with exams.
Nov 19 - 6:39 PM

Miami HC Al Golden noted that Miami junior OT Ereck Flowers (knee) didn't experience any kind of swelling after the Hurricanes' 30-26 loss to FSU, and will be available to play against Virginia.

The 6-foot-6, 324-pound Flowers was able to play 77 snaps against Florida State, and did not have any lingering effects after the game. The Hurricanes' prospect hurt his knee in Miami’s win over Virginia Tech on October 23rd. Flowers had a surgical procedure done on his injured knee on Oct. 29th.
Nov 19 - 3:43 PM

Miami HC Al Golden said that true freshman QB Brad Kaaya was "doing a good job" handling the pressure that comes with the the starting job.

"We're asking him to do a lot. That's a big stage and a big moment," Golden said in reference to the game against Florida State. Kaaya completed 16-of-34 passes for 314 yards and two touchdowns in the contest. "I think we certainly can take from this that [the stage is] not too big for him. He grew up a lot this season." The freshman's thrown for 2,403 yards and 10 touchdowns and is completing 59.9% of his passes in 2014.
Nov 18 - 6:41 PM

Miami redshirt senior TE Clive Walford's athletic traits and versatility, are the reason why he's CBS Sports' Dane Brugler's No. 1 senior tight end.

"He plucks well and can climb the ladder, giving him a large catching radius that scouts seek at the position. Walford has a lean lower body and needs refinement as a blocker, but his athletic traits and versatility are why he was my No. 1 senior tight end in the summer and nothing has changed that ranking now," Brugler writes. The 6-foot-4, 258-pound Walford caught four passes for 127 yards in Saturday's loss to Florida State. Brugler observes that Walford has "excellent route acceleration off the line of scrimmage with the ability to catch the ball in stride and create mismatches with his athleticism."
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 18 - 3:10 PM

Miami redshirt senior TE Clive Walford caught four passes for 127 yards in Saturday's loss to Florida State.

Despite just catching four passes, the 6-foot-4, 258-pound Walford repeatedly showed an ability to shed coverage down the seam for big plays. He's not a speedster, but the senior's adept at using his big frame to shield himself from defenders when catching the ball. He fumbled once early on, but otherwise kept his head in the game. On the season, he's caught 33 passes for 522 yards and seven touchdowns. Tight end is an incredibly thin position in the 2015 draft and Walford seems likely to go off the board some time on Day 3.
Nov 16 - 4:01 PM

Miami true freshman QB Brad Kaaya completed 16-of-34 passes for 314 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 30-26 loss to Florida State.

Before an amped crowd, Kaaya had the offense clicking in the first half, firing touchdown passes and leading the Canes out to 16-0 lead before the Seminoles could even get on the board. He did almost nothing after halftime. This sudden shift was somewhat predictable, as Jimbo Fisher has shown a repeated ability to make adjustments in the locker room and Kaaya is inexperienced at the helm. Kaaya has a big arm and has shown a lot of potential for the Hurricanes. We expect him to continue to develop.
Nov 16 - 3:24 PM

Miami junior RB Duke Johnson rushed for 130 yards and one touchdown on 27 carries in the school's 30-26 loss to FSU.

It was Johnson's sixth straight 100+ yard rushing performance. He continues to show off the same explosion through and beyond the hole that allows him to pick up chunks of yards. His long gain went for 28 yards in this contest and added 37 more rushing yards.
Nov 16 - 11:08 AM media analyst Bucky Brooks noted that Miami junior RB Duke Johnson has perhaps the most to gain from a big performance in Saturday's showdown with FSU.

The 5-foot-9, 194-pound Johnson's rushed 158 times for 1,213 yards and nine touchdowns this season. He's quick and has an explosiveness to his game that scouts notice. "[Johnson]'s been bubbling under the surface," wrote Brooks. "If he puts on a big-time show as a runner and receiver, I think it kind of changes the perception of what he could be at the next level."
Nov 14 - 5:57 PM

Miami's backfield will give Florida State's defense "all they can handle," according to Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl.

"The Canes speed at the O-skill is fun to watch," Weidl tweeted. "Two explosive/versatile backs in (Duke) Johnson and (Joseph) Yearby." Johnson has dealt with head injuries in the past, but when on the field and healthy he is a game changer. The junior has rushed for 1,213 yards and nine touchdowns on 158 carries this season.
Nov 13 - 10:59 AM

Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl believes Miami redshirt senior TE Clive Walford is a tough redzone target to defend.

"Wish he was a little faster but Mia TE Clive Walford does a lot of things really well," Weidl tweeted. We have been impressed with Walford in the past, but he is not as consistent at the catch point as he needs to be. The tight end group might be the shallowest position in the 2015 class.
Nov 13 - 10:24 AM

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