Miami Hurricanes News: New WR coach close? Baseball loses at FAU

MIAMI - NOVEMBER 17: (Photo by Eliot Schechter/Getty Images)
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Update: Multiple outlets are reporting on Wednesday morning that Kevin Beard is set to become the wide receivers coach for the Miami Hurricanes football program. Beard was previously on the Miami staff in 2014 and 2015. Beard has been on the Toledo staff since 2017, the last five as the Rockets’ WR coach.

The Miami Hurricanes football program could be closer to hiring a new wide receivers coach after alum and San Francisco 49ers coach Leonard Hankerson chose to stay in the NFL. Florida Atlantic defeated the Miami baseball team 6-5 in Boca Raton on Tuesday night ending the Hurricanes’ game-winning streak.

After Hankerson dropped out on Tuesday reports were circulating later at night that Toledo WR coach and Kevin Beard was the leading candidate to accept the same job with the Miami Hurricanes. This would be the second stint coaching WRs at Miami for Beard who is a Hurricanes alum.

Baltimore Ravens assistant coach Keith Williams is reportedly the other candidate strongly considering becoming the new Miami Hurricanes WR coach. Beard and Williams both have extensive backgrounds coaching in college and have been lauded as strong recruiters during their careers.

Florida Atlantic needed a two-run seventh inning to take the lead for good in its 6-5 win over Miami on Tuesday night. The game had three ties and three lead changes. Miami had the tying run on base with one out in the ninth but couldn’t was unable to score as one of 14 men left on base and six over the final three innings.

Ian Farrow and Yohandy Morales homered for Miami. The Hurricanes entered play on Tuesday fourth nationally with 25 home runs. Depending on the outcome of games on Tuesday night Miami might move up to third nationally in HRs. Farrow finished 5-5 with two runs scored and two RBIs.

Ben Chesnutt lasted only three innings in the start for Miami allowing five hits, four runs, three earned with one walk and four strikeouts. Chris Scinta and Andrew Walters kept the Hurricanes in the game out of the bullpen. Scinta allowed a hit and a walk with five strikeouts in two innings.

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Walkers who is the Miami closer came in early and allowed three hits with three strikeouts in 1.1 innings. Ronald Gallo relieved Walters and took the loss after allowing the tying and game-winning runs in the seventh. Miami will continue on the road this weekend when they play a three-game series at Florida.