Major Miami Hurricanes benefactor Alex Rodriguez was quoted on the Twitter account for the baseball team supporting the promotion of pitching coach J.D. Arteaga to head coach. The NCAA has issued a change in its policy to lighten restrictions for athletes seeking to get out of their national letters of intent.
Rodriguez who donated $3.9 million to the Miami Hurricanes baseball program in 2009 and whose stadium bears his name stated his connection with Arteaga dates to little league. Rodriguez praised the work ethic of Arteaga, his character and strong leadership. Arteaga is expected by Rodriguez to have Miami competing for titles.
The highlights of the New National Letters of Intent are that signees can request a release if there is a head coaching change, the signee completes at least one academic semester and four-year transfers can sign an NLI that would not allow other schools to contact them per Will Backus of CBS Sports.
The new NLI rules could help the Miami Hurricanes across multiple sports. In several sports, athletes want to return home. The new NLI rules are far less restrictive on athlete movement. Several of the Miami football transfers in recent years have been players that returned to South Florida.
Steve Kraning posted a “Video: Film Review – (of) Miami Defensive Back Commit Ryan Mack.” Miami class is ranked 28th nationally Kraning examined Mack’s frame, speed, how he plays in man coverage and his versatility. The 2024 by Rivals. Mack is the 13th commit to the 2028 Miami class.
After losing in the NCAA Tournament Regional Final the Miami Hurricanes baseball team dropped from 20th to eighth in the final D1Baseball Rankings. The final rankings were posted on Tuesday morning after LSU defeated Florida 18-4 to win their seventh national championship and first since 2009.
Brian Smith of All Hurricanes projected “Miami’s Biggest Impacts From the Transfer Portal” for the 2023 season. Smith mentions Cornerback Davonte Brown, center Matthew Lee, linebacker Francisco Mauigoa and running back Ajay Allen as Miami Hurricanes who could have the biggest impacts in 2023.