11 total Hurricanes received some sort of All-ACC honors Monday – Quarterman on First Team; junior running back Travis Homer, freshman tight end Brevin Jordan, senior safety Jaquan Johnson and redshirt senior defensive tackle Gerald Willis III were all named to the All-ACC Second Team; sophomore cornerback Trajan Bandy was selected to the All-ACC Third Team; and five players earned All-ACC Honorable Mention recognition.
The University of Miami Hurricanes will travel to Atlanta, Georgia to face ACC rival Georgia Tech, Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium at Grant Field.
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.
University of Miami senior defensive lineman Demetrius Jackson is one of those great people who has committed himself to do more than just sacking quarterbacks, evident by his being named to the watch list for the 2018 Wuerffel Trophy.
Three Hurricanes were selected to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference preseason football team, the conference announced Tuesday.
Increasing competition is probably what drove University of Miami head coach Mark Richt’s decision to implement a point system during spring practice – something that he said Tuesday has revved up the level of competition as the Hurricanes completed their seventh spring practice.
With Miami losing two cornerbacks – grad-transfer Dee Delaney to graduation and would-be junior Malek Young to a career-ending neck injury – having their youngest boundary defenders make contributions this coming season is a borderline necessity.
And while they weren’t suiting up for a game, many of the Canes players relished the opportunity to get back to work as the team opened its spring practice Tuesday morning on the Greentree Practice Fields.
Miami had a pair of players earn high praise Friday when senior safety Jaquan Johnson and junior linebacker Shaquille Quarterman were named to Athlon Sports’ Top 50 returning college football players list.
A combination of turnovers, inefficiency on third downs, and a career-night by Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook ended up being Miami’s undoing as the No. 10 Hurricanes fell 34-24 to the No. 6 Badgers Saturday night in the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium.