MIAMI GARDENS — Welcome to Hard Rock Stadium, where Miami (4-4, 1-3 ACC) returns home hoping to snap a four-game losing streak.
We’ll have pregame news and notes:
Mark Richt, who asked Hurricanes fans to show up and support their squad for homecoming week, has never been a part of a team that lost five games in a row. Not as a player, not as an assistant, not as a head coach.
The Hurricanes have lost five games in a row 10 times in their 90-year history. The last time was in 1977, the year before Richt signed with UM as a quarterback out of Boca Raton High. Miami lost the final six of that year, and two more to open the 1978 season.
This team needs two wins in its final four to become bowl-eligible. This is the second-to-last home game (Duke visits Nov. 26).
Wide receiver Dionte Mullins (hamstring) is not dressed.
Defensive end Demetrius Jackson (knee), cornerback Adrian Colbert (broken forearm) and reserve defensive end Scott Patchan (knee) will not play. All three were listed on UM’s weekly injury report (though not in that detail; they have “upper” or “lower extremity” injuries).
It’s an important weekend for the Hurricanes, who are hosting four-star Georgia-based wide receiver Jeremiah Holloman; his pal (and unofficial Hurricanes recruiting ambassador) DeeJay Dallas, a four-star athlete, and fellow commits including offensive tackle Zalon’tae Hillery, guard Zach Dykstra and tight end Brian Polendey, according to 247Sports.