David Lake of Inside the U took on the task of “Ranking the 15 most impactful newcomers for the 2023 season” for the Miami Hurricanes. Miami safety Kamren Kinchens was ranked 25th in the “PFF College 50: The 50 best players in college football right now.” Brian Smith of All Hurricanes examined the Miami roster.
The list by Lake is dominated by transfers. Lake has four freshmen and 11 transfers on his list of impactful newcomers for 2023. The list is also dominated by offensive linemen. Lake has transfers OL Javion Cohen and Matt Lee third and first among the Miami newcomers and freshman offensive tackle Francis Mauigoa third.
Kinchens is the only Miami Hurricanes player on the PFF list of the top 50 in college football. The summary of Kinchens mentioned that he “led all safeties with a 90.0 overall grade and a 90.7 coverage grade” and tied for the lead nationally with six interceptions. Kinchens was also named an All-American in 2022.
Smith asked “How Much Did Recruiting and the Transfer Portal Help” help the Miami Hurricanes football team. Smith analyzed how the Miami newcomers performed this spring and early in training camp. Freshmen and transfers were examined by Smith and who could make an ipct during the 2023 season.
Chris Hummer of 247 Sports wrote that “College football has cannibalized itself.” In the subheading Hummer expects that “the big schools continue to suffocate the smaller schools, even the ones who think they might be safe for now…the soul of the sport is poisoned with no cure in sight.”
ESPN also examined the “Remaining college football conference realignment questions.”
following the five Pac 12 schools leaving the conference last week. The article was a collective effort by ESPN staff. Among the questions asked were how will the mass expansion affect Florida State and Notre Dame in the ACC.
Canes County continued its series about the best Miami Hurricanes by position with the top kick returner. Santana Moss was third in the Canes County poll, Kevin Williams was second and Devin Hester was third. The article primarily highlighted the stats that Moss, Williams and Hester accumulated at Miami.