Oct 13, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes running back Duke Johnson (8) runs against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Miami Hurricanes Football: News And Hearsay, 10/24

The ‘Canes have played eight straight games, three of which were against top 15 opponents.  They are coming off of a three game losing streak and a bye week is much needed.

Let’s have a look at what is going on in the world of ‘Canes football.

RB Duke Johnson has begun to practice again.  The freshman has been battling a turf-toe injury and after exiting the Florida State game early (due to a foot injury), head coach Al Golden insisted that the injury sustained against the ‘Noles was a separate injury altogether.  Johnson’s X-rays came back negative and Golden said that “he [Johnson] was not 100 percent, but he was certainly over 90.”

– Golden also said that QB Stephen Morris is continuing to nurse his sprained ankle, but he’s doing better.  He has mostly been working on “pocket stuff or handing the ball off of play-action” and credits the by week for his improvement.

– Referee David Epperley, who officiated the Miami-Florida State game, was given a one game suspension for his ten-second runoff ruling just before the end of the half.  Since the ‘Noles had one timeout remaining, this was cause for avoiding the run off.  Following Epperlys’ ruling, Florida State was allowed to kick a field goal which gave them a 13-10 lead over Miami at the half.

– According to sources, the Miami Hurricanes have cancelled a home-and-home series with the Memphis Tigers.  The two were scheduled to meet during the 2014 and 2015 seasons, but that will be no longer.  As reported by the Miami Herald, Miami decided to cancel the series because “it was pointless to play.”

– Current ‘Canes commit, RB Alex Collins, has been committed to Miami since January, however, he never seemed solid to the ‘U.’   The Plantation (FL.) back recently took visits to Wisconsin and Florida State and was in attendance for the Miami-FSU game.  Here’s what he had to say:

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Why would an already committed prospect need to make a decision?  Well, as we are all aware, being “committed” to a school has no bearing – or contractual binding for that matter.  Perhaps Collins is planning a flip, hopefully his intent is to reaffirm his commitment to Miami.


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