Miami Hurricanes News: Miami (OH) prep, Van Dyke injury

Nov 5, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 5, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports /

As the Miami Hurricanes football team prepares for the first game of the 2023 season, Gary Furman of CaneSport was the first to report that quarterback Tyler Van Dyke has a thumb injury. David Lake of Inside the U wrote about “The final depth chart projection for the season opener against Miami of Ohio.”

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reported via CaneSport that Van Dyke is 50-50 to play in the season opener on Friday night versus Miami (Ohio). Van Dyke banged his thumb on a helmet during practice on Tuesday. Jackson reported that Jacurri Brown is the backup. Emory Williams could also see playing time.

It would be a difficult task for Brown or Williams. Van Dyke received the vast majority of snaps with the first team during training camp. A week before the Miami Hurricanes football team hosts Texas A&M, having Van Dyke healthy in the new offense under Shannon Dawson is important if not essential.

Lake stated that the goal was that “This article looks to update a projected depth chart for game one of the season.” Lake examined the changes in the Miami coaching staff, roster, transfers and 2023 signees that are new to the program. The projections from Lake are what the depth chart would look like at the end of training camp.

Canes County continued its series on the best players at different positions for Miami. On Sunday Canes County posted the results of their poll on the best linebacker in Miami football history. National Champion Jonathan Vilma was fourth, followed by Micheal Barrow, Dan Morgan and Ray Lewis.

Next. Miami 2023 projected depth chart: 2nd team QB open battle. dark

Sam Gillenwater of On3 quoted Miami (Ohio) QB Brett Gabbart stating that the real Miami is in Oxford, Ohio and that the Redhawks will show the Hurricanes that on in his words September 1. Miami (Ohio) should have the attention of Miami after the Hurricanes lost to Middle Tennessee State in 2022.