Miami Hurricanes LB Jamie Gordinier (knee) out for season 

Miami’s inexperienced linebacking corps, which was perhaps the only one in the nation to start three true freshman in its season-opener, became even thinner Saturday.

Redshirt freshman Jamie Gordinier suffered a season-ending knee injury against Florida A&M, the school announced Sunday.

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Miami put true freshmen Shaq Quarterman, Zach McCloud and Michael Pinckney on the field to start its season-opener, which it won 70-3. Backups Gordinier, redshirt sophomore Mike Smith and sophomore Charles Perry played in the first half. Redshirt sophomore Terry McCray saw action late in re game.

Gordinier was “banged up” early in the game, coach Mark Richt told reporters Sunday evening. He did not comment further. Miami released its statement after Richt’s chat with the media.

Gordinier is a 6-foot-4, 235-pound weak-side linebacker from Red Bank Catholic High in New Jersey. He was a three-star recruit in the 2015 signing class.

Miami’s most experienced linebacker, junior Darrion Owens, did not play against FAMU. He is recovering from a serious knee injury he sustained last Sept. 11. He is several weeks from returning, according to team sources.

Last week, UM dismissed senior Jermaine Grace after it determined he and defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad committed NCAA violations when they dealt with a luxury rental car agency in Miami Beach. Muhammad was also dismissed. UM also dismissed junior linebacker Juwon Young, a key reserve, in July as part of the same reason.

Miami linebacker Jamie Gordinier (Matt Porter)

Miami linebacker Jamie Gordinier (Matt Porter)


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