Hurricanes earn top-20 spot in preseason coaches poll

Miami may have finished last season 7-5, but Mario Cristobal’s peers think he will improve the Hurricanes in his first season at UM. The panel of 65 FBS coaches ranked Miami 17th in the preseason USA Today coaches poll released Monday — after UM ended the 2021 season unranked. The Associated Press preseason Top 25 […]

Tyrique Stevenson poised to anchor Hurricanes’ secondary in second season

CORAL GABLES — Tyrique Stevenson isn’t used to sitting out when his team is working, but the Hurricanes’ standout cornerback had to miss Miami’s spring practice following shoulder surgery. Stevenson, a Miami native, is back on the field this fall as he begins his second year with his hometown Hurricanes. Advertisement “It feels great,” Stevenson […]

Mario Cristobal’s hard work pushes Hurricanes’ recruiting class to old heights

What has made the Hurricanes’ recruiting efforts under Mario Cristobal so effective the last few months? Assistant coach Jahmile Addae isn’t telling. “I can’t give the secret sauce,” Addae said, laughing, at Miami’s media day on Tuesday. Advertisement What the Hurricanes’ first-year secondary coach would reveal, though, is that Cristobal’s effort on the trail makes […]

Hurricanes secure commitment from offensive lineman Connor Lew

On the first day of fall practice, the Hurricanes also won on the recruiting trail. Three-star offensive lineman Connor Lew picked Miami on Friday, choosing the Hurricanes over offers from Auburn, Clemson, Georgia and more. He announced his decision on a local news channel. Advertisement “This decision came down to the wire for me, but […]

‘Just the beginning’ — Hurricanes open fall camp with energy, excitement

CORAL GABLES — Mario Cristobal was up before the sun the morning of his first fall practice. The Hurricanes’ first-year head coach fired off a tweet at 4:15 a.m. — more than four hours before the start of practice — saying “#CanesAreBackToWork #Greentree.” Advertisement His players may not have been up as early as him, […]

Sean Taylor’s No. 26 ‘should be honored,’ says Miami coach Mario Cristobal

CORAL GABLES — No one on the Hurricanes roster this season is wearing No. 26, which the late Miami legend Sean Taylor wore. The former UM star had his number retired by the Washington Commanders last year, but first-year Hurricanes coach Mario Cristobal said he did not think that will be the correct approach for […]

Two players no longer with Hurricanes at the start of fall camp

CORAL GABLES — Linebacker Sam Brooks Jr. and offensive lineman Cleveland Reed Jr. are no longer with the Hurricanes, a UM spokesperson said Friday. Both players were left off the roster at the start of fall camp, which began Friday. Advertisement Reed, a fifth-year lineman, played in 15 games for the Hurricanes. Last season, he […]