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Year in Review: Season of turmoil ends with Miami heading in new direction

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It ended OK, OK? A season of turmoil ended with a football team that wasn’t terrible, with a quarterback who was pretty good, and with a new coach who looks promising for the Miami Hurricanes. It wasn’t the prettiest season for Miami, what with giving up 59 points to North Carolina and 58 to Clemson, with coach Al Golden being fired, with the controversy of a last-second kickoff return against Duke. In the end, however, Miami was a bowl team,…

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Florida’s Will Grier wins Sunshine State Player of the Week Honors

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Jim McElwain probably won’t applaud this selection, but this week, there is only one choice. For the second straight week, quarterback Will Grier is the Sunshine State Player of the Week. Grier ran the Gators’ record to 5-0 Saturday night with a 38-10 rout of previously third-ranked Ole Miss. Grier hit 24 of 29 for 279 yards and four touchdowns, most of it the first half when the Gators ran off and hid. McElwain continues to pour faint praise on…

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FSU’s Dalvin Cook runs to Sunshine State Player of the Week honors

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Dalvin Cook scored in this part of the end zone. And in that part. And over there. He ran here. He ran there. Pretty much, Cook ran everywhere. In short, the USF Bulls had an answer for most of what FSU brought to the stadium Saturday. But they had no response to Cook, who ran for 266 yards and became the second Sunshine State Player of the Week. Cook has 422 yards in two weeks, staggering when you remember how…

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Miami finally pulls away from stubborn Florida Atlantic

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The Florida Atlantic Owls were a bit more stubborn than expected, but the Miami Hurricanes pulled away at the end. After a lightning delay for the second straight week, the Hurricanes scored the final 24 points of the night in a 44-20 victory over FAU. The score was tied at 20 in the third period. The Owls were treating the game as if it was a huge event, and Miami’s players seemed to be looking ahead. Quarterback Brad Kaaya hit…

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