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Miami redshirt sophomore DE Al-Quadin Muhammed will miss the season opener against Bethune-Cookman due to suspension.

Muhammed was suspended for the 2014 season for a previous altercation with a former student. He returned this spring. Who knows if this suspension carried over from last year, but Miami is needing to replace a number of players lost to the NFL, especially at DE.
Sep 4 - 10:43 AM

Miami sophomore RB Trayone Gray said that multiple Hurricane running backs "are going to eat."

Gray was asked how the team would fill in for Gus Edwards, who underwent surgery for a foot injury on Saturday and is expected to miss the 2015 season. "We’ve got three good backs. We’re going to hold it down for Gus," said the 6-foot-2, 216-pound sophomore. Gray will likely be asked to hold it down to a lesser degree than sophomore back Joe Yearby and freshman runner Mark Walton. The latter two have been named co-starters heading into the team's season-opener against Bethune-Cookman on Saturday. HC Al Golden likes this group, insisting that the team "do[esn't] feel like [it's] going to miss a beat [at running back]."
Sep 1 - 9:24 PM

Miami junior RB Gus Edwards underwent foot surgery on Saturday.

It was already known that Edwards would probably miss the 2015 season due to a foot injury suffered last week. The 6-foot-2, 230-pound senior underwent surgery on Saturday, according to HC Al Golden. In a dark bit of irony, Edwards was being called "day-to-day" for a time before the severity of the injury was determined.
Sep 1 - 9:11 PM

Miami head coach Al Golden highlighted the play of freshman WR Lawrence Cager.

Golden told reporters Cager has "come on" lately and is already on the two deep depth chart. Cager offers size at 6'5/215 lbs. Brad Kaaya is an emerging star at quarterback and needs a receiver or two to step up this season with the loss of Phillip Dorsett.
Aug 31 - 1:12 PM

Miami junior RB Gus Edwards will miss the entire 2015 season due to a foot injury.

Edwards was expected to be the Yin to Joe Yearby's Yang (quickness). Foot injuries are never good news for big backs, and Edwards is listed around 230 lbs. Freshman Mark Walton could see more time now. Edwards' injury was once considered "day-to-day."
Aug 30 - 10:30 PM

Miami junior RB Gus Edwards is considered day-to-day while dealing with a foot injury.

Edwards is in contention to replace Duke Johnson as the school's top running back, but it appears to be a four way competition. No matter who emerges as the "starter," it will likely be a committee approach. Edwards is a bigger back but also shows some skill in the passing game.
Source: Canes Watch
Aug 29 - 10:50 AM

Miami running backs coach Tim Harris said that the team has not yet decided who will start at RB.

"At this point, I can’t put a starter in place because of how the competition is going," said Harris, who also indicated that he felt the team was in a "great place" with its current stable of runners. Said stable includes junior Gus Edwards (currently nursing a bruised foot), sophomores Joe Yearby and Trayone Gray, and freshman Mark Walton. The team is attempting to replace Duke Johnson, who split for the NFL last season.
Aug 28 - 6:37 PM

Miami sophomore QB Brad Kaaya reminds wide receiver coach Kevin Beard of former Hurricane QB Ken Dorsey.

"[Kaaya] has a command of the offense. I think that was one of the biggest things Dorsey had--he knew where everybody would be so he can always throw the ball before they got open," said Beard, who played with Dorsey from 2000 to 20002. Kaaya seemed to improve as the 2014 season progressed, tossing just three interceptions in his final seven games. The 6-foot-4, 209-pound sophomore threw for 3,198 yards and held a 26/12 TD/INT ratio last season.
Aug 28 - 6:24 PM

Miami head coach Al Golden has the least job security of any coach in the country, according to ESPN's Travis Haney.

This is the consensus take across the industry; Golden has gone 28-22 across four seasons even while trotting out consistent, NFL-caliber talent (seven Hurricanes were drafted this year from 2014's 6-7 outfit). Haney reports that "multiple people familiar with the program" have "repeatedly said" that retaining good friend and defensive coordinator Mark D’Onofrio could be Golden's ultimate downfall. "He may end up regretting [not firing D’Onofrio]," a source said in the spring, "but he wanted to be loyal to him. … It’s a big year for them." Said Golden: "You can be as talented as you want to be, but if you turn the ball over as much as you take it away, it’s going to be really hard to win games." Miami had a minus-1 turnover margin.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 16 - 8:03 PM

Miami rotated four RBs with the first team offense on Friday.

Those four backs are junior Gus Edwards, Joe Yearby, Mark Walton and Trayone Gray. The coaching staff seems to like what each brings to the table, as they offer different skill sets. if we had to guess, either Edwards or Yearby leads the team in carries this season.
Aug 14 - 11:16 AM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline is "very excited for the return" of Miami redshirt junior S Rayshawn Jenkins (back).

Jenkins missed last season after undergoing back surgery, but reports have him at 100-percent. "Deon Bush justifiably gets a lot of ink but I’m very excited for the return of Rayshawn Jenkins whom I ranked as a middle round pick after his 2013 campaign," Pauline wrote. The analyst stamped Jenkins as a preseason 7th-round prospect.
Aug 8 - 12:57 AM

Miami senior CB Tracy Howard's draft grade varies from "free agent material" to a "few middle round grades," TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline notes.

"Howard offers solid ball skills but poor size/speed numbers which I believe will knock him out of the seven rounds," Pauline writes. The Miami prospect has posted 74 tackles, 5 career INTs, 2 forced fumbles heading into his final season as a Hurricane. As a sophomore, Howard earned honorable mention ALL-ACC, but followed up with a quiet season, as a junior.
Aug 6 - 3:41 PM

Miami senior OLB Tyriq McCord "has good size and shows more interest in holding up the line against the run game than you'd expect for a rush specialist," according to NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

"McCord's stats don't scream top-100 pick, but the Hurricanes' depth in the front seven allows them to rotate players, spreading out the production," Reuter wrote. The 6-foot-3, 236-pounder recorded 6.5 tackles for loss and three sacks in 2014. "There's no questioning the Tampa native's athleticism on the edge, as he can close on ball carriers from behind," Reuter wrote. "McCord also has good size and shows more interest in holding up the line against the run game than you'd expect for a rush specialist."
Source: NFL.com
Aug 2 - 10:55 PM

Miami sophomore QB Brad Kaaya "showed enticing potential" as a true freshman while exhibiting "uncommon poise under pressure for a young quarterback," notes Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

Once he got his feet under him, Kaaya threw only three interceptions in the last seven games. "Somewhat unexpectedly pressed into the starting job as a true freshman who arrived last summer, Kaaya performed well despite the Canes' 6-7 season," Brown wrote. "Miami's 2015 prospects appear shaky, but Kaaya is an excellent building block who could help change the team's fortunes." The analyst ranked Kaaya as the No. 95 player in the country. The 6-foot-4, 209-pound Kaaya threw for 3,198 yards and a 26/12 TD/INT rate (8.5 yards per attempt) last year.
Jul 29 - 7:34 PM

Miami sophomore RB Joe Yearby has returned to the school and team activities.

Yearby was not technically suspended but missed voluntary team activities. The Miami staff did not expect him back until camp opened, which begins August 6. Yearby did miss the spring game, so we don't know where he currently sits on the depth chart. Miami is looking to fill Duke Johnson's shoes.
Jul 27 - 10:35 AM


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