Florida State and Miami are two of the most renowned college football programs in the country, but each school’s start to the 2021 season has left something to be desired. The Seminoles are 0-3 for the first time since the 1970s and the Hurricanes have plummeted out of the top 25 in just three weeks time.
Florida State and Miami football both boast proud histories, but recent years have not been kind to either program. The Seminoles and Hurricanes are off to a collective 1-5 start this season -- FSU sits o-3 for the first time since the 1970s -- and as two schools remain lost in the woods compared where they each stood not that long ago in the grand scheme of things, ESPN college football Kirk Herbstreit can only lament the downfall of what was once a pair of powers in the Sunshine State.
Miami was whipped at home by Michigan State on Saturday, 38-17, continuing the Hurricanes’ struggles under Manny Diaz, whose team is now 1-2 on the season. Monday, on XL Primetime, one of the program’s all-time greats didn’t hold back when asked about the current state of once was the dominant program in college football.
Watch an interview with Central Connecticut State quarterback Romelo Williams ahead of the upcoming game against the Miami Hurricanes. Williams hails from Miramar where he helped lead the Patriots to an upset win over St. Thomas Aquinas during his senior year. He discussed the big win, his football journey to New Britain and facing the Hurricanes on Saturday (12:30 p.m., RSN).
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Miami Hurricanes coach Manny Diaz identified four areas he will emphasize this week as his reeling program prepares to face Central Connecticut State. And because poor tackling has been one of the major issues that has plagued Miami (1-2) throughout the season, Diaz and his staff are making his players put the gloves back on during the week.
▪ We would need half the space on the Internet to chronicle every problem plaguing this University of Miami football program — from recruiting mistakes, to poor tackling (UM has missed more tackles than any team in the country) to coverage busts to perpetually underwhelming offensive line play to a rash of penalties (UM has been in the top 23 of the country for most penalty yards the past two years).
Jaxson Dart who replaced Miami Hurricanes quarterback Jake Garcia in the USC 2021 signing class shined for the Trojans this weekend. Garcia de-committed from USC shortly after Dart become the third QB committed to the Trojans in the Class of 2022. Miller Moss and Dart wound up signing with USC.
The definition of insanity, the cliche goes, is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. The Miami Hurricanes are eager to prove they’re not insane. After getting outscored 105-55 in its first three games, Miami has not improved from Week 1 to now. If anything, the...
The Miami football team that began the season ranked in the top 15 nationally has fallen to the bottom third of the ACC Power Rankings. A 38-17 loss at home to Michigan State put Miami at ninth or 10th in the consensus ACC Power Rankings. The Hurricanes host Central Connecticut State on Saturday.
Hurricanes QB D’Eriq King ‘roughed up pretty good’ after injuring shoulder in loss to Michigan State
Miami Hurricanes coach Manny Diaz said quarterback D’Eriq King is “roughed up pretty good” after injuring his right shoulder in UM’s 38-17 loss to Michigan State on Saturday. Diaz’s comments came during his weekly radio appearance on 560-WQAM. King momentarily went to the locker room to get his right shoulder looked at after being tackled hard and landing on his throwing shoulder during ...
Miami (Fla.) Northwestern always seems to have a defensive back or two that's flying under the radar and in the class of 2022 that individual appears to be cornerback Jamari Sharpe. On Monday, Sharpe picked up an offer from LSU after speaking with Tigers' assistant Corey Raymond, who outlined that the SEC program was impressed with what the senior has put on tape over the past few weeks.
Where has Miami's explosive offense gone? UM must find answers against bend but don't break defensive looks
Where have the explosive plays gone for the Miami Hurricanes offense?. Coming into this 2021 season, the strength of the Hurricanes was supposed to be offense—and it was supposed to be one of the more explosive outfits in the ACC. Through the first three games of this season, however, that...
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The Miami Hurricanes suffered a brutal loss Saturday against Michigan State, dropping them to 1-2. Their result had many questioning the future of head coach Manny Diaz, who is in his third year with the program. The 'Canes had their sights set on an ACC Coastal division title, something that...
When it comes to the subjects of Miami Hurricanes football and Oregon coach Mario Cristobal, there isn’t a media member more plugged in than The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman. Feldman, a Miami grad that attended school with Cristobal wrote the book ‘Cane Mutiny,’ shared his thoughts on whether or not it would be realistic for the Hurricanes to hire Cristobal, who is now one of the hottest coaches in the country, as head coach.
The Miami Hurricanes will likely start second-year quarterback Tyler Van Dyke over true freshman Jake Garcia if starter D’Eriq King is out this weekend against Central Connecticut State. King suffered an injury to his right shoulder in the loss to Michigan State on Saturday. Van Dyke has been the primary backup this season.
Three games into the year and Michigan State football is already a Top 25 team in the country. The Spartans took down Northwestern by 17 in the opener, beat Youngstown State by 28, and then smacked Miami around and “dragged them into the deep waters” with a 21-point win. Mel...
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The Miami Hurricanes' weekend got worse Sunday when it was learned quarterback D'Eriq King will undergo further evaluation on his shoulder. King will meet with doctors Tuesday before a decision is made on his availability for Saturday's game against Central Connecticut State. King injured his shoulder during Miami's 38-17 home loss to Michigan State Saturday. He also had his right wrist and thumb wrapped following the game.
It’s a post-game Monday, meaning it’s time to slap on that orange and green speedo and leap off the high dive into the deep recesses of my Canes thought pool.......... 1) Sorry, I ended up giving Miami too much credit. I had Michigan State winning 34-24, which would have been an improvement from the game’s final score. A number of things worried me going into Saturday...namely how disciplined and well-executed Sparty had looked so far against admittedly inferior competition. Sparty’s success on the ground again was cause for concern against a defense that just can’t tackle anymore. Honestly, any play that wasn’t a run outside was arguably a wasted play for State on Saturday, because they found success time and again running wide.
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NEW BRITAIN - Central Connecticut's 56-10 loss to Southeastern Louisiana Saturday afternoon brings the Blue Devils back to the drawing board as they enter Week 4 of the 2021 season. For the Blue Devils, who had Northeast Conference title aspirations, are need the reset as they enter Week 4 of...
Miami quarterback D’Eriq King’s injured right shoulder will be looked at by doctors on Tuesday, and coach Manny Diaz said