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Miami junior RB Duke Johnson slapped 155 rushing yards on Duke in Saturday's 22-10 win.

This is the breakout performance we've been waiting for. Coming into the season, Johnson had surpassed 100 yards seven times in 20 career appearances, but he'd been stuck between 90-97 yards in each of the school's first four games. With this performance, he's upped his season totals to 525 yards and four touchdowns on 86 carries, good for a 6.1 YPC average.
Sep 28 - 11:04 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang believes that Miami hasn't had an offensive tackle like junior Ereck Flowers since perhaps Bryant McKinnie.

"Perhaps not since the days of Bryant McKinnie have the Hurricanes boasted an offensive lineman with Flowers' combination of size, athleticism and dependability," Rang wrote. "Quick, powerful and competitive, Flowers helped silence NFLDraftScout.com's top-rated senior defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin in the season-opener and didn't allow either of Randy Gregory's two sacks Sept. 20 in front of a record crowd in Lincoln. He did, however, display immaturity with a 15-yard penalty for flipping off the crowd." CBS Sports ranks the 6-foot-5, 322-pound Flowers as the No. 21 overall prospect in the 2015 class.
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 24 - 7:27 PM

Miami redshirt senior TE Clive Walford is an under-the-radar prospect who projects as a Day 3 pick, writes CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"Walford doesn't play with much burst and lacks multiple gears to be dangerous after the catch, but he uses his frame well and secures the ball in contested situations," Brugler wrote. "Whether he lines up inline, in the backfield or in the slot for the Hurricanes, Walford has shown he can be a dependable option on offense and projects as a third day NFL prospect." Walford ranks No. 1 for the Hurricanes in receptions through four games, and had arguably the best game of his career against Nebraska on Saturday, finishing with seven catches for 80 yards and one touchdown.
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 23 - 7:08 PM

Miami junior RB Duke Johnson had 18 carries for 93 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's loss against Nebraska.

Johnson added five catches for 84 yards. He still hasn't cracked the century mark in rushing yards this year, though his average of 6.1 yards per carry isn't too far off his 6.3 mark from last year, or the 6.8 average he posted in 2012. Johnson has finished between 90-97 yards in each game, and now has 370 yards and three touchdowns in 61 carries.
Sep 22 - 12:24 AM

Miami freshman DE Chad Thomas will miss Saturday's game against Nebraska due to muscle spasms.

Thomas is already seeing some playing time as a true freshman on a very young Miami team. Thomas is expected to return to the field next week.
Sep 20 - 11:54 AM

The Sun Sentinel reports that Hurricanes coach Al Golden notes that Miami redshirt senior QB Ryan Williams "has made the kind of progress that could have him competing for playing time soon."

The 6-foot-6, 220-pound Williams, who was the projected starter before his injury is one of the three quarterbacks traveling to Nebraska this weekend. At the moment, Miami is rolling with freshman Brad Kaaya as their starter, who had an impressive outing in Miami's 41-20 blowout win over Arkansas State, with senior QB Jake Heaps as the back up. In the past couple of days, Golden has put Williams through extensive workouts with game-type situations, and is slowly getting Williams integrated back into the offense.
Sep 17 - 3:25 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Miami senior WR Phillip Dorsett "hasn't lost his world-class wheels" since returning from ACL surgery.

Dorsett was one of college football's brightest weekend stars, slapping down 201 receiving yards and two touchdowns on four catches against Arkansas State. NFL scouts have timed the 5-foot-9, 185-pounder at 4.35 seconds in the 40-yard dash. Dorsett tore his ACL last October. "He possesses true 'see-ya' speed with easy acceleration to turn on the jets and erase pursuit angles from defenders and he should be a prime candidate for the fastest 40-yard dash time at the NFL Combine in February," Brugler wrote. "Dorsett lacks ideal size and strength for the next level, but he's a natural hands catcher with sudden change of direction skills as a ballcarrier who has no problem hitting the turbo button. His speed as a receiver and return man will see him drafted much higher than many are projecting right now."
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 16 - 8:52 PM

AP's Tim Reynolds reports that redshirt freshman QB Kevin Olsen "is no longer" enrolled at the University of Miami.

The former four-star recruit had previously been suspended for a failed drug test and recently was suspended by the Hurricanes for a third time. Olsen was charged Monday morning with a DUI and having a fake or stolen driver's license. Last year there were reports that surfaced that head coach Al Golden was not pleased with Olsen's development, while some mentioned him as the team's possible starter this summer. In another tweet Reynolds added that, "Olsen considered a transfer earlier this season anyway, so this is zero surprise, especially after the latest chapter."
Sep 16 - 2:06 PM

Miami redshirt senior QB Ryan Williams has been cleared by doctors following a right ACL tear this spring.

Brad Kaaya is still entrenched as the starter, but the Canes really lack backup passers after Kevin Olsen's suspension and Jake Heaps' struggles. Williams has played sporadically throughout his career and should not receive a large number of snaps if things go according to plan.
Sep 16 - 10:55 AM

One source told the AP's Tim Reynolds it would be a "total surprise" if redshirt freshman QB Kevin Olsen is still on Miami's football team on Tuesday.

"For as furious as Al Golden has to be with Kevin Olsen, it says something that he spoke repeatedly about concern for the kid's well-being," Reynolds added. Golden told reporters he was disappointed in Olsen's development last year and later suspended the quarterback following a failed drug test. Olsen was arrested on a DUi charge over the weekend.
Sep 16 - 10:46 AM

Miami sophomore WR Stacy Coley is wearing a non-contact jersey in practice this week.

Coley did not play in last week's game against Arkansas State after injuring his shoulder against Florida A&M. In his absence, Herb Waters and Braxton Berrios have stepped up, while Phillip Dorsett has emerged as a big play threat.
Sep 16 - 10:22 AM

Miami redshirt freshman QB Kevin Olsen was arrested on a DUI charge over the weekend.

Olsen had previously been suspended for a failed drug test. Reports surfaced last year that head coach Al Golden was not pleased with Olsen's development, but some mentioned him as the team's possible starter this summer. The suspension did not help, but it seems that Brad Kaaya now has a hold on that job.
Sep 15 - 10:24 AM

Miami junior RB Duke Johnson had 14 carries for 90 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 41-20 victory over Arkansas State.

Coming into the season, Johnson had surpassed 100 yards seven times in 20 career appearances. Since returning from his broken ankle, Johnson hasn't had a 100-yard game in three 2014 contests. That's an arbitrary criticism, however, as Johnson has finished between 90-97 yards in each game. The Hurricanes will have to lean on him more going forward, as a trip to Nebraska is on deck before ACC play begins in earnest.
Sep 13 - 8:50 PM

Miami senior WR Phillip Dorsett finished with 201 receiving yards and two touchdowns on four catches in Saturday's 41-20 win over Arkansas State.

As freshman QB Brad Kaaya develops, it's imperative that Dorsett and TE Clive Walford (three catches, 57 yards, and one touchdown) play like future pros. Mission accomplished today. As for Dorsett, today's performance made him the first FBS player since 1997 to exceed 200 receiving yards on no more than four catches. NFL scouts have timed the 5-foot-9, 185-pounder at 4.35 seconds in the 40-yard dash. He's been clocked as fast as 4.29 seconds in the forty, and also posted a 10.58 second 100-meter dash in May.
Sep 13 - 8:35 PM

The Miami Herald reports that UM football coach Al Golden announced after Monday’s practice that freshman S Kiy Hester was given his release from the Miami Hurricanes football team.

"He has a personal issue at home," said Miami coach Al Golden. "He is a great kid. He has an issue at home and we have released him." The former 4-star recruit out of DePaul Catholic High in Wayne, N.J. is now free to transfer to a school closer to his ailing mother. The 6-foot-0, 205 pound Hester could land with Rutgers, which is the school Hester originally committed to.
Sep 9 - 3:34 PM


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