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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

WalterFootball predicts that "it wouldn't be surprising if 2015 is a tough year" for Miami sophomore Brad Kaaya and his teammates.

That said, the site ranks him as the No. 3 QB in the 2017 class, ahead of even Cal's Jared Goff. "Sources say that they think that Kaaya has the potential to become a breakout star in 2015 or 2016," WF wrote. "He has a good physical skill set and showed some pocket-passing ability to go along with poise." So why might he not have a huge breakthrough year in 2015? "He has lost a ton of talent around him in the form of a stud left tackle (Ereck Flowers), wide receiver (Phillip Dorsett) and running back (Duke Johnson) to the NFL," WF wrote. The site grades him as a Rds. 1-3 prospect. The 6-foot-4, 209-pound Kaaya won the ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year award in 2014, completing 58.5 percent of his attempts for 3,198 yards with a 26/12 TD/INT rate (8.5 yards per attempt).
Jul 26 - 10:52 PM

Miami head coach Al Golden said senior S Deon Bush will likely see some time at CB this season.

"We'll treat him like [Ladarius] Gunter" last year, Golden told reporters. Gunter signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent, and his lack of athleticism was likely the focal reason teams passed on him. Bush could see time outside and inside in the slot.
Jul 21 - 10:30 AM

Miami staffers expect sophomore RB Joe Yearby to return to practice on August 6.

Yearby's situation is a bit unknown. He is technically not suspended but is away dealing with a personal issue. Yearby was officially suspended for the spring game but for unknown reasons. He was and is expected to compete for the starting running back role.
Jul 21 - 9:58 AM

Miami senior S Deon Bush was "absolutely great for a true freshman in 2012 but took a step back as a sophomore, with injuries part of the problem," writes ESPN's Mel Kiper.

The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Bush posted 53 tackles, five forced fumbles, four TFL, two sacks, five passes defended and two interceptions as a junior. "Last year he made a leap and showed more of the all-field game you want out of a free safety," Kiper wrote. The analyst ranks Bush as the No. 3 senior safety prospect in the country.
Jul 19 - 6:39 PM

Miami senior DT Corey King has decided to transfer from the Hurricane's program, according to Sun Sentinel's Christy Cabrera Chirinos.

The 6-foot-1, 295-pound King was unable to play last season, as he was dealing with various injuries. The former Hurricane prospect had a hand injury that left him limited in spring practices. King redshirted in 2011, making one start, while making nine appearances in 2012, recording 13 tackles. In 2013, King recorded one tackle in three games, as a sophmore. With the Hurricanes having depth at defensive line, King was in danger of losing playing time this season.
Jul 13 - 2:54 PM

Miami redshirt freshman QB Malik Rosier said coaches are implementing specific run/pass packages for him behind sophomore starter Brad Kaaya.

"The staff loves his arm strength and believes he can be dangerous in read option sets," beat writer Barry Jackson stated. Rosier is also a member of the baseball team, but skipped the College World Series to work out with receivers. However, Rosier is not sure which sport he will choose in the long run. The redshirt freshman is behind Kayya on the depth chart for the foreseeable future.
Jul 12 - 12:03 PM

Miami sophomore Brad Kaaya and OC James Coley are working to improve the QB's completion percentage.

Kaaya's percentage was around 58.5 percent last season. "I want the completion percentage above 70," Coley said. "That’s elite. We’re all saying he’s an elite player. That’s where he should be throwing the ball at." All of Kaaya's teammates and coaches are hyping up the second year starter this offseason, and much of his play as a true freshman warrants the buzz.
Jul 12 - 11:03 AM

As a true freshman last year, Miami sophomore QB Brad Kaaya "showed a solid command of the offense, handling pressure well and showing off touch and accuracy," notes Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

"Kaaya was somewhat underappreciated as a freshman," Brown wrote. "Like just about any young player, his completion percentage was a touch low and his interceptions were high, but his potential is undeniable -- and all but three of those interceptions came in the first six games, when he was still settling into the position." The 6-foot-4, 209-pound Kaaya won the ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year award in 2014, completing 58.5 percent of his attempts for 3,198 yards with a 26/12 TD/INT rate (8.5 yards per attempt). He led the ACC in passer rating at 145.9 (ahead of Jameis Winston). Brown grades Kaaya as the No. 13 signal-caller in the land. "Now, it's a matter of overcoming the losses of the offense's best players: tailback Duke Johnson, tackle Ereck Flowers, receiver Phillip Dorsett and tight end Clive Walford," Brown wrote.
Jul 8 - 12:01 AM

Sun Sentinel's Christy Cabrera Chirinos reports that Miami sophomore QB Brad Kaaya was named to the Maxwell Award watch list, the award is given annually to college football's player of the year.

The 6-foot-4, 209-pound Kaaya had a breakout season for the Hurricanes, as he was named the ACC Rookie of the Year as a true freshman. The Miami prospect passed for 3,198 yards and 26 touchdowns last season.
Jul 7 - 3:08 PM

Three-star 2016 WR recruit Michael Irvin Jr. committed to Miami.

Irvin Jr. is obviously following in his father's footsteps with this choice. The elder Irvin wore number 47 as a receiver, something we hope young Michael does not continue. Irvin Jr.'s first season will be Brad Kaaya's junior season.
Source: 247 Sports
Jul 7 - 9:58 AM

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

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.
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.
Jun 21 - 11:16 PM

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