12:02 PM EDT, Thu August 21, 2014

News, notes and quotes from Thursday morning's Hurricane practice

News and notes from Thursday's practice: > Coach Al Golden cut practice at least an hour short because he said he thought "the humidity was catching up to us a little bit." Miami practiced twice on Wednesday after having an...

Several Hurricanes back in black for Thursday’s practice

CORAL GABLES — After losing their coveted black practice jerseys following Monday’s scrimmage, several defensive players regained their “team leader” status Thursday. Back in black: senior linebacker Denzel Perryman and junior safety Dallas Crawford, who had been in black for the duration of camp, along with junior defensive tackle Calvin Heurtelou and senior linebacker Nantambu Fentress.  They joined senior defensive end Anthony Chickillo, the only player not to lose his black shirt this camp, and sophomore cornerbacks Corn Elder and Artie Burns. The latter two earned...
Miami Herald 12 hours ago
University of Miami QB Jake Heaps healthy, happy to be back on field

University of Miami QB Jake Heaps healthy, happy to be back on field

Hurricanes quarterback Jake Heaps missed Monday’s scrimmage because of a sore elbow but said he felt good Wednesday during both practices.
Miami Herald 13 hours ago
Miami Hurricanes DC Mark D’Onofrio calls Thurston Armbrister “most versatile player”

Miami Hurricanes DC Mark D’Onofrio calls Thurston Armbrister “most versatile player”

Hurricanes defensive coordinator Mark D’Onofrio said strong-side linebacker Thurston Armbrister has been his most versatile player” since practice began.
Miami Herald 13 hours ago
University of Miami QB Jake Heaps healthy, happy to be back on field

University of Miami QB Jake Heaps healthy, happy to be back on field

Hurricanes quarterback Jake Heaps missed Monday’s scrimmage because of a sore elbow but said he felt good Wednesday during both practices.
Orlando Sentinel 14 hours ago

Heaps practices, defensive leaders sent message, and more notes

CORAL GABLES—Through the first few minutes of practice, nothing looked to be amiss.

Heaps practices, defensive leaders sent message, and more notes

CORAL GABLES—Through the first few minutes of practice, nothing looked to be amiss.

Only 3 Canes in 1st-team black jerseys post-scrimmage, but lots in 1st-team orange

Surprise, surprise. The report we got after Monday's closed scrimmage mentioned several defensive players who made impressive plays. But just now, when the media was permitted to watch the first 15 minutes of the afternoon session of Wednesday's practice (open...

Watch Jake Heaps, Brad Kaaya at Hurricanes practice (plus notes)

Quarterback Jake Heaps was in full uniform and practicing for the afternoon session of UM’s two-a-day. During the media viewing portion of practice, he lightly threw passes along with Brad Kaaya and the other quarterbacks. Kaaya ran with the first team offense. Heaps was held out of Monday’s scrimmage, the second and final full scrimmage before UM’s Sept. 1 season opener at Louisville. Coach Al Golden has not named a starting quarterback yet. He is not expected to do so today, when he addresses local media for the first time since Sunday’s practice. Take a look at Kaaya, then Heaps,...

Al Golden talks decision to sit Jake Heaps, QB race

Coach Al Golden said on WQAM he wanted to sit Jake Heaps from Monday’s scrimmage to rest his tired arm, but that decision does not mean he’s made the choice to start Brad Kaaya against Louisville. Speaking on the Joe Rose Show after 6 a.m. Wednesday, Golden said sitting Heaps was “my decision” and a choice made to not damage his arm. “Talking to Jake yesterday, he’s 100—I wouldn’t say he’s 100 percent, but he’s ready to go today,” Golden said, catching himself. “He feels good. Because we held him out of the scrimmage, he had three and a half days [More]

Miami Killian ATH Jaquan Johnson staying home with 'Canes

The Miami Hurricanes have made it a priority to try and keep top-notch local talent from leaving the area and Tuesday night, they locked up a verbal commitment from one of South Florida's top athletes.

Miami Killian ATH Jaquan Johnson staying home with 'Canes

The Miami Hurricanes have made it a priority to try and keep top-notch local talent from leaving the area and Tuesday night, they locked up a verbal commitment from one of South Florida's top athletes.

Miami Killian ATH Jaquan Johnson staying home with 'Canes

Miami Killian defensive back/running back Jaquan Johnson committed to the Miami Hurricanes on Wednesday night, picking UM over in-state rival Florida Gators .
Miami Herald Aug 19, 2014
Killian’s Jaquan Johnson commits to Miami Hurricanes

Killian’s Jaquan Johnson commits to Miami Hurricanes

Killian safety Jaquan Johnson orally committed to the University of Miami on Tuesday night, a day after watching the Hurricanes’ closed scrimmage on campus.

Hurricanes land huge commitment from Killian 4-star safety Jaquan Johnson

Committed to the University Of Miami!Thank the Man above for the Opportunity. #Thankyou pic.twitter.com/6H6J58xYMj — Jaquan Johnson (@AuthenticMade_Q) August 20, 2014 The Hurricanes landed one of the most prized safety recruits in the nation Tuesday night when Miami Killian's Jaquan...

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