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Miami coach Mark Richt makes an impression in recruiting

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The Evidence is in. And others, too. In all, it was a solid recruiting day for the University of Miami, which rose to 11th in the 247sports.com rankings. Among the signings was Evidence Njoku, the younger brother of NFL-bound David Nkoju. He will be joined at the U by quarterback N’Kosi Perry, who might be the team’s quarterback of the future with the departure of Brad Kaaya. In his last two seasons at Ocala Vanguard High school, Perry threw for…

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5 questions concerning the Miami-Duke football finale

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Five questions to ponder about the UM-Duke game. Do the Hurricanes have a shot at being ranked with a strong finish? Maybe. They got one vote in the coach’s poll this week. That’s a start, right? Miami is looking for its fourth straight win against Duke Saturday, and three of its four losses are by a touchdown or less. All it in all, it hasn’t been a bad first-season for coach Mark Richt. A win against Duke, and another one…

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ESPN writers predict bowl spots for FSU, Florida, USF, UCF

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The guesswork has begun as to where your favorite college team will go bowling. Hint: If you pull for a team from Florida, it won’t be in the playoffs. ESPN had its two college writers — Mark Schlabach and Brett McMurphy — outline each of the bowl games. Both writers have the playoff teams the same: Alabama vs. Washington in the Peach Bowl and Clemson vs. Michigan in the Fiesta. Schlabach has Alabama playing Michigan in the title game, while McMurphy has…

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Miami could be missing much of its offensive line against Virginia Tech

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The University of Miami, already reeling from a sudden drop from the polls, may be without its defensive line Saturday against Virginia Tech. Coach Mark Richt already has declared that defensive end Demetrious Jackson and tackle Gerald Willis will miss this week’s game against the Hokies. Defensive end Chad Thomas is questionable with an injury. That leaves the Canes with backups Joe Jackson and Trent Harris. “Sometimes guys are banged up,” Richt said. “If a guy feels good enough the…

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FSU holds off Miami as DeMarcus Walker blocks extra point

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So this is how it feels, huh? This is how it feels when the air leaves your body? This is what it’s like when you block a kick? This is what’s it’s like to walk off with a narrow victory? If nothing else defines FSU–Miami, missed kicks at the end do. Staring at overtime, FSU’s Demarcus Walker blocked an extra point kick to preserve a 20-19 victory. Miami’s Michael Badgley had converted 72 consecutive extra points. It was the seventh…

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Football flashback: Mark Richt is a better coach than a player

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Sometime in Saturday’s game against FSU, Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya is going to need a bit of advice. At which point, coach Mark Richt is going to grin, shrug his shoulders and say “What are you asking me for? You know how I did against FSU.” It was 1982, 34 years ago. when the 14th ranked Seminoles played the 16th ranked Hurricanes in their annual rivalry. This was before the national titles and Heismans of either school. And at quarterback…

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Welcome, home. Miami swamps FAMU behind Mark Richt

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It won’t always be this easy. It won’t always be this lopsided. But for one night, Mark Richt was home, and the domination was back. For a University of Miami fan, that’s all the analysis that anyone needs. Oh, it was only against FAMU, and the hard times might not be over. But Miami scored 70 in a 70-3 win over the Rattlers. The Hurricanes scored 10 times on their first 12 possessions. Miami did not score in the fourth…

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