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Miami’s Brad Kaaya, UF’s Caleb Brantley among NFL Draft’s biggest losers

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Most of the Miami, Florida State and Florida players were chosen at or near their projections in the NFL Draft with two glaring exceptions. Yes, Dalvin Cook was thought to be a first-rounder, but the other state players drafted in the second or third round went as expected. The exceptions were Florida defensive tackle Caleb Brantley and Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya. Brantley was not taken until the first pick of the 6th round by the Cleveland Browns while Kaaya lasted…

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Hurricanes end losing streak with convincing win over Pitt

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No Miami team over the last 40 years had lost five straight games. Thanks to Saturday’s 51-28 win over Pittsburgh at Hard Rock Stadium, the Hurricanes made sure that inglorious statistic would not apply to this year’s team. After four consecutive losses, Miami came into Saturday’s game as a four-point favorite to end the streak. Thanks to a balanced offense and some key defensive plays, they got the job done. Quarterback Brad Kaaya had a huge game, throwing for 356…

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Navy’s unsinkable Keenan Reynolds helps defeat Pitt

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If this is what Navy is all about, then no wonder it is a major force in the world. Navy clobbered Pitt in the Military Bowl on Monday, winning a 44-28 game behind star Keenan Reynolds. Reynolds rushed for 144 yards and three touchdowns and threw for 126 yards and another score to lead the Midshipmen. Navy finished its season 11-2. Pitt looked as if it was going to give Navy a hard time, scoring on a 100-yard kickoff by…

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Graduate transfers making impact in ACC

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Nathan Peterman noticed when Russell Wilson bolted N.C. State for Wisconsin in 2011 as a graduate transfer, but only in a “hey, isn’t that interesting” kind of way. At the time, Peterman was a senior in high school and prepping for a career at Tennessee. He spent three sometimes frustrating years with the Volunteers, where his accomplishments in the classroom far outpaced his opportunities on the field. By December, 2014 Peterman had already earned a degree in communications and the…

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