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.
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.
It’s safe to say that the N’Kosi Perry era has begun. After much pregame speculation, which included an omittance of the starting quarterback when the team’s starters were announced over the PA, it was No. 5 – not No. 12 – who trotted out and led the Hurricanes offense Thursday night.
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.
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.
Like almost all the offensive players said on Tuesday’s opening day, many of UM’s defensive players echoed the same sentiments after Thursday’s practice – losing the final three games of 2017 is fueling their fire this offseason.
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.
The No. 10 University of Miami Hurricanes will face No. 6 Wisconsin Saturday in the 2017 Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.