The school released its official 2019 football schedule Wednesday afternoon, a 12-game set that features four games against in-state schools and two bye weeks.
In what has to be one of the most “on second thought” scenarios in recent history, once-disgruntled wide receiver Jeff Thomas has backed out of his pending transfer to Illinois and will return to the University of Miami he announced via social media early Wednesday morning.
The school officially announced Friday that it is hiring former University of Alabama quarterbacks coach Dan Enos to be the Canes offensive coordinator.
Canes junior linebacker Michael Pinckney announced Monday evening that he will be returning to school and will play his senior year of eligibility with the Hurricanes.
Not even a full 12 hours after Mark Richt announced he would be stepping down as the Canes head coach and would retire, Miami doubled back and plucked former defensive coordinator Manny Diaz from the clutches of another job and hired him to be Miami’s next head football coach Sunday night.
Instead of doing something to build on, the bottom completely fell out from under Miami as it was dominated and embarrassed by Wisconsin Thursday night in a 35-3 rout in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl.
Led by DeeJay Dallas’ 110 total scrimmage yards and two total touchdowns along with Travis Homer’s 168 rushing yards on just eight carries – Miami was able to send its seniors off with a 24-3 victory and exact some revenge on visiting No. 24/25 Pittsburgh Saturday night at Hard Rock Stadium.
The Hurricanes (1-1) were far and away the superior team compared to the FCS-level Tigers, and they treated the announced crowd of 60,307 fans at Hard Rock Stadium to an 11-touchdown night and their first win of 2018 – snapping a four-game losing streak since the 2017 season.
While Saturday’s scrimmage will be the seventh practice of the Hurricanes, it will also serve as the first taste of what college football really is for many of UM’s freshmen.
Miami Sports Tribune senior writer J.T. Wilcox breaks down three topics from Miami Hurricanes fall camp.