The Hurricanes are back on Greentree on Saturday for the start of camp. This week, we will take a look at the biggest questions surrounding the Hurricanes entering the first day of practice. Today we begin our series with this question: Are any of the underclassman quarterbacks ready to push Malik Rosier for the starting job?
N’Kosi Perry (left) is entering his redshirt freshman season. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post)
The Hurricanes’ starting quarterback for the season opener looks to be set — Malik Rosier. But it’s what’s behind him on the quarterback depth chart that has created excitement surrounding the position entering fall camp.
While Rosier will very likely be the starter when Miami opens the season against LSU on Sept. 2 in Arlington, Texas, the added depth at the position is the only reason there’s even a slight sense of uncertainty. The quarterbacks behind Rosier are redshirt freshmen N’Kosi Perry and Cade Weldon, and true freshman Jarren Williams. Continue reading “2018 Miami Hurricanes Camp Preview: Anybody ready to push Malik Rosier for starting quarterback job?”
Miami’s Jaquan Johnson answers a question during a news conference at the NCAA Atlantic Coast Conference college football media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
The preseason love for the Hurricanes continues … on defense.
The 148 media members who voted at last week’s ACC Kickoff named three Miami players as All-ACC selections entering the 2018 season. Cornerback Michael Jackson, safety Jaquan Johnson and linebacker Shaquille Quarterman were named to the first team.
Continue reading “Hurricanes defense well-represented on 2018 preseason All-ACC team. Hurricanes offense? Not so much”
Miami head coach Mark Richt answers a question during a news conference at the NCAA Atlantic Coast Conference college football media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
If the media ends up being right,
the Hurricanes’ upcoming season will play out like last year’s did.
Miami was picked to finish atop the ACC’s Coastal Division for the second consecutive season with 122 of the 148 possible first-place votes, well ahead of second-place Virginia Tech’s 16 votes. Credentialed media cast votes at last week’s ACC media days in Charlotte, N.C.
Continue reading “Hurricanes football picked to win ACC Coastal, but not ACC championship”
While the Hurricanes will enter camp still trying to find the right combination on the offensive line, senior Tyler Gauthier is one of the mainstays of the group.
Gauthier, who started all 13 games for the Hurricanes at center last season, was named a nominee for the Rimington Trophy on Friday. The award is given to the best center in college football.
Continue reading “Hurricanes center Tyler Gauthier named to Rimington Trophy watch list”
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Turnover Chain was a popular topic at ACC Kickoff.
Here’s just a few of the questions posed Wednesday to the Hurricanes’ contingent that made the trip for the league’s media days: Will the Turnover Chain be back this season? Is it time for the offense to get its own chain? Would they ask for championship chains instead of championship rings if they win a title this season?
Continue reading “Miami’s Turnover Chain ‘is gaudy and it’s beautiful’ … and it will be back ‘new and improved’”
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Like most college football coaches around the country,
Mark Richt is a big fan of the NCAA’s new redshirt rule.
The Division I council recently approved a proposal that will allow student-athletes to participate in up to four games without burning their redshirt for the season, and the rule will go into effect immediately. Previously, a player was ineligible for a redshirt season as soon as they played a down unless a medical issue arose.
Continue reading “A look at how the new redshirt rule will impact Hurricanes freshmen, and other stuff to know from ACC media days”
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ahmmon Richards is finally healthy. And the junior wide receiver is making sure everybody knows it, including his teammates.
“Ahmmon? He’s blazing fast, he’s making cuts, juke moves all over the place on 7-on-7,” Hurricanes safety Jaquan Johnson said Wednesday at ACC Kickoff. “He’s feeling like himself. He’s going at it with Shaq Quarterman. When you’re talking to the middle linebacker on our team, that’s how he’s feeling right now.”
Continue reading “Miami’s Ahmmon Richards finally feels healthy, and he’s ready to make sure everybody knows it”
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — We’ll have more from Mark Richt (and the Hurricanes’ player representatives, Ahmmon Richards and Jaquan Johnson) over the next few days, but here’s the transcript of the press conference Richt conducted in the main ballroom Wednesday afternoon at the annual ACC Kickoff.
Continue reading “Here’s what Hurricanes coach Mark Richt had to say at 2018 ACC Kickoff”
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As
the Hurricanes’ contingent drove to The Westin Charlotte hotel for their turn at ACC media days Wednesday morning, they passed by Bank of America Stadium.
Just the sight of it brought back bad memories. Only seven months ago, Miami was crushed by Clemson 38-3 in the league’s championship game at that stadium on Dec. 2.
Continue reading “Does Hurricanes safety Jaquan Johnson still think about last year’s blowout loss to Clemson? ‘It pops in my head every day’”
Travis Homer #24 of the Miami Hurricanes rushes during a game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Sun Life Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
After landing on the Maxwell Award watch list earlier this week, Travis Homer is a candidate for another major college football award.
The Hurricanes running back was named a preseason candidate for the Doak Walker Award, the PcW SMU Athletic Forum announced Wednesday. The honor, which will be awarded during The Home Depot College Football Awards on December 6, goes to the top running back in college football.
Continue reading “Hurricanes running back Travis Homer lands spot on another watch list for prestigious college football award”