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Miami senior S Deon Bush "has had an up-and-down career" but is still the ninth-best safety in the nation, according to Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

"While he can be beat in man coverage, he's a physical player with explosive straight-line speed, all of which will be even more important this year with the holes the Canes have to fill in front of him in the front seven," Brown wrote. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Bush recorded 53 tackles, five forced fumbles, 4 TFL, 2 sacks, 5 passes defended and 2 interceptions as a junior.
Jun 29 - 8:32 PM

Miami redshirt junior T Taylor Gadbois was facing a five game suspension prior to his dismissal, according to ESPN's Andrea Adelson.

Adelson adds Gadbois "was a source of division in the locker room." The dismissal was apparently a surprise for the offensive lineman who started five games at right tackle last season prior to suffering a knee injury. The Hurricanes OL will have a lot of new faces in 2015.
Source: ESPN
Jun 26 - 10:44 AM

Miami redshirt junior T Taylor Gadbois has been dismissed from the football program.

Gadbois saw his first starting action last season, opening a number of games as the first team right tackle. His season ended in October due to a right knee injury. As ESPN's Andrea Adelson points out, offensive line coach Art Kehoe will have quite a tall task in front of him as Miami is replacing two starting offensive linemen (now three) after Ereck Flowers and Jon Feliciano were drafted.
Jun 25 - 1:00 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein believes Miami sophomore QB Brad Kaaya "needs to drive the ball with his lower body to increase the heat on his fastball."

"Kaaya had up-and-down moments as a true freshman starter last season for the Hurricanes, but there were signs of big things to come," Zierlein wrote. "Kaaya should grow into his NFL-caliber frame and he showed great improvement as a decision-maker as 2014 unfolded." Indeed, the signal-caller posted a 13/3 TD/INT ratio in his last seven games after throwing nine interceptions in his first six. "[Kaaya's] leadership and mental toughness will be tested after losing so many key starters from his offense to the NFL," Zierlein wrote. The 6-foot-4, 209-pound Kaaya won the ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year award in 2014.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 24 - 8:02 PM

Miami junior S Jamal Carter lifts a combined 1,233 pounds between the bench press, squat and power clean.

Seeing as though he only weighs 209 pounds, the strength is noteworthy. Carter began his career as a special teamer and then had 21 tackles and five pass breakups as a backup last year. He should see the field far more often this fall.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 21 - 11:16 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes that Miami junior RB Gus Edwards "offers a more physical, between-the-tackles style" than former Hurricane RB Duke Johnson.

"Who will have the unenviable task of replacing Duke Johnson, Miami's all-time leading rusher, in the Hurricanes' backfield this season? It might be Edwards who offers a more physical, between-the-tackles style than Johnson, although Edwards does have deceiving lateral quickness to be more than just a powerful bruiser," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-2, 230-pound Edwards rushed for 349 yards on 61 attempts, averaging 5.7 yards a carry, with 6 touchdowns; Edwards also added in 2 receptions for 44 yards. The bruising backs runs a 4.49 forty and brings a rare combination of size and speed to the table, however, he should receive stiff competition from Joseph Yearby, Trayone Gray and Mark Walton for touches.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 16 - 2:25 PM

Miami senior LB Raphael Kirby "will be a key starter for Miami in 2015 and a prospect with a chance to make money as a senior," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"He has a tendency to take false steps at times, but when he accurately reads the play, he stays controlled and attacks the ballcarrier, wrapping, driving and finishing with force. Regardless if he's able to fill the shoes of Perryman at inside linebacker, Kirby will be a key starter for Miami in 2015 and a prospect with a chance to make money as a senior," Brugler wrote. The Miami prospect will have a great opportunity to be the leader of the Hurricanes defense this season. Last year at OLB, Kirby posted 54 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and two interceptions in his first year as a starter.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 16 - 2:07 PM

Miami forced 17 fumbles on running plays in 2014 but only recovered six, according to David Hale of ESPN.

The 17 was good for third most in the nation. Fumbles are usually considered 50-50 situations, and while that might not be exactly true the Hurricanes were on the losing end of the odds here. Miami lost a number of defenders to the NFL, so we will see how they recover in 2015.
Jun 16 - 12:53 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter believes Miami senior S Deon Bush will become the first Hurricane safety drafted since Brandon Meriweather and Kenny Phillips went in the first round in 2007 and 2008, respectively.

"The Miami native should join the aforementioned 'U' talents as a first-round pick if he continues to separate the ball from its owner (five forced fumbles last season) and increase his other production (had career highs of 53 tackles, four for loss, and three interceptions in 2014)," Reuter wrote. The analyst praised the 6-foot-1, 205-pound Bush's range and cage rattling hits. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote earlier in the day that Bush must improve his "route recognition in coverage and his break down skills while in motion vs. the run."
Source: NFL.com
Jun 15 - 9:47 PM

Miami junior WR Stacy Coley "needs to develop the timing and chemistry in his routes to create separation and prove to be more than just a slot option," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"He uses long, galloping strides to accelerate to top speed quickly, making him a threat on throws in the flat and near the line of scrimmage to give him a chance to make plays after the catch. Coley also shows off his vision and wheels on special teams as Miami's top returner on kicks and punts. While his highlight plays are impressive, Coley needs to develop the timing and chemistry in his routes to create separation and prove to be more than just a slot option," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-1, 187-pound Coley recorded 23 catches, with only 184 receiving yards and zero touchdowns last season. With WR Phillip Dorsett off to the NFL, Coley should act as Kaaya's vertical threat, with his kind of 4.3 speed.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 15 - 4:01 PM

Miami senior S Deon Bush is a "terrific athlete with the required length, physicality and ballskills for the safety position at the NFL level," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler observes.

"A tall, rangy defensive back, Bush is a terrific athlete with the required length, physicality and ballskills for the safety position at the NFL level. He is used all over the Hurricanes' defense, giving scouts an opportunity to evaluate him as a blitzer, in run support and single high in coverage," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Bush recorded 53 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, with five passes defended and two interceptions as a junior. Brugler adds that Bush needs to "improve his route recognition in coverage and his break down skills while in motion vs. the run, but the attitude and base traits have attracted NFL attention."
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 15 - 3:29 PM

Miami junior CB Artie Burns had the top time in the 110-meter hurdles this year amongst college football players.

Burns, who won three state titles in the 110-meter hurdles in high school, was a consensus four-star recruit in 2013 who started 11 games last year at corner. He's also an extremely dangerous return man, a threat to take it to the house every time he fields the ball.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 13 - 4:27 PM

ESPN correspondent Phil Steele advises sports bettors to take over 5.5 wins on Miami.

The proposition is available at minus-170 odds. "Miami has topped that total in seven straight seasons," Steele wrote. "This is Al Golden's fifth season at the helm, and he has a veteran QB in Brad Kaaya, who played well as a true frosh (and wasn't even in for the spring last year)." The 6-foot-4, 209-pound Kaaya won the ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year award last year. "I have a sneaking suspicion that this one could jump to seven or 7.5 wins in a couple weeks," Steele wrote. "Get it now."
Jun 9 - 5:57 PM

Miami junior RB Gus Edwards is a darkhorse candidate for ACC offensive player of the year, believes ESPN's David M. Hale.

Hale notes that Edwards will share carries with Joseph Yearby and run behind an offensive line which is a question mark currently. "But Edwards also has a lot going for him," Hale wrote. "[Brad] Kaaya is a proven threat down the field, so defenses will have to play Miami honest. At 6-foot-2, 230 pounds, Edwards is a beast who can carry the load -- similar to what Conner did last year at Pitt. But what’s always overlooked is that Edwards has some skills too, including a lot more speed than he gets credit for." The 6-foot-2, 230-pound Edwards ran for 349 last year in limited carries behind Duke Johnson.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 9 - 1:03 AM

Miami redshirt sophomore OL Hunter Knighton has been "cleared for everything," he wrote on Facebook.

Knighton is excited to participate in summer camp in August. We're happy for him, as Knighton lost consciousness and collapsed during a workout session last February. The 6-foot-6, 278-pound sophomore hopes to become the first player at college's highest level to return from a catastrophic heat stroke. Knighton should win a medical waiver to retain four seasons of eligibility.
Jun 7 - 6:12 PM


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