Miami Football News: Outlook for Georgia Tech, TVD Heisman comparison

Sep 14, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Hurricanes quarterback Tyler Van Dyke (9) throws the football prior to the game against the Bethune Cookman Wildcats at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 14, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Hurricanes quarterback Tyler Van Dyke (9) throws the football prior to the game against the Bethune Cookman Wildcats at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Miami football team will return from its bye week when they host Georgia Tech on Saturday. Head coach Mario Cristobal, defensive coordinator Lance Guidry and offensive Coordinator Shannon Dawson spoke to reporters on Monday to provide updates on the team and to look ahead to Saturday.

Cristobal gave extensive injury updates. Safety Kamren Kinchens will play on Saturday after missing the last two games. Tight end Elijah Arroyo is expected to make his 2023 debut after missing a year following a torn ACL. Defensive linemen Branson Deen and Akheem Mesidor will hopefully play Saturday per Cristobal.

Cristobal stated that offensive tackle Zion Nelson and running back Tre’Vonte Citizen who missed all of the 2022 season and have not played this year are “real close” to returning per Cristobal. Nelson hasn’t played due to complications from knee surgery. Citizen suffered a severe knee injury during 2022 August training camp.

David Lake of Inside the U wrote in hisDefensive Notebook: DC Lance Guidry is preparing for an explosive spread attack from Georgia Tech.” Guidry is preparing for new Georgia Tech offensive coordinator Buster Faulkner. Lake profiled the improvement Georgia Tech has made offensively under Faulkner in 2023.

Susan Miller Degnan of the Miami Herald wrote about “UM news: Kinchens returns, OC Dawson’s conundrum as of Sunday, Arroyo and Citizen update.” Miller Degnan covered Cristobal providing injury updates on Arroyo, Citizen, Kamren and Georgia Tech changing their defensive coordinator.

Hunter Shelton of On3 examined “Elite 4-star WR Ny Carr visiting Miami this weekend.” Carr recently de-committed from Georgia and the consensus is that the Miami football program is the projected favorite to receive a commitment from him. Miami has commitments from WRs JoJo Trader and Chance Robinson.

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Canes County Recruiting Analyst Frank Tucker examined “How Ty(l)er Van Dyke Compares to Recent Heisman Winners Through Four Games.” Tucker compared Van Dyke’s 2023 stats to Heisman winners, Caleb Williams, USC 2022, Bryce Young, Alabama, 2021, Joe Burrow LSU 2019, Kyler Murray 2018 and Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma, 2017.