2:10 PM EDT, Sat September 21, 2019
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GameThread: Early-game open thread 9/21

GameThread: Early-game open thread 9/21

Can Jim Harbaugh finally get a big win for Michigan on the road? | After a chaotic week with no matchups between ranked teams, the schedule levels up CONSIDERABLY this Saturday Welcome to College Football Saturday! After a week with no ranked teams facing each other led to some chaos, the schedule this week has PLENTY of caché and high caliber games to draw your attention throughout the day. Here’s a quick list of some of the games to watch today: #11 Michigan at #13 Wisconsin, Noon #8 Auburn at #17 Texas A&M, 3:30pm #7 Notre Dame at #3 Georgia, 8pm When you mix in the rest of the...
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Miami Hurricanes vs Central Michigan Chippewas: How to Watch, gametime, live stream, and TV schedule

Miami Hurricanes vs Central Michigan Chippewas: How to Watch, gametime, live stream, and TV schedule

Photo by Mike Meredith, State of the U The homestand continues for Manny Diaz’s Hurricanes. Welcome back to another Miami Hurricanes game day! The Miami Hurricanes return to the cozy confines of Hard Rock Stadium for the 2nd home game in a row. On deck today are Dan Enos’s former club, the Central Michigan Chippewas. Now under the direction of former UF coach Jim McElwain, the Chips come down to SoFLA looking to build off a win last week, but more reasonably looking to score against a P5 team after having been shut out by Wisconsin 61-0 a few weeks ago. Here’s all your information...
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Week 4 College Football Lines and Picks

Week 4 College Football Lines and Picks

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports Craig T. Smith gets back to .500 after a winning week and looks to keep the good times rolling in Week 4. Week 3 was a step back towards mediocrity, as a 6-4 clip put us at 15-15 on the season, not counting underdog moneyline bets. Speaking of, yeah, Georgia State is doing everything possible to infuriate me this year, between beating my undergrad alma mater in Knoxville to absolutely falling on their face against Western Michigan, losing 57-10 last week when I looked at them as an underdog moneyline pick. Vaya con Dios, GSU. Ain’t touching you all...
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Miami Hurricanes News & Notes: Miami Meets Central Michigan, Cleveland Reed Enters the Transfer Portal and more

Miami Hurricanes News & Notes: Miami Meets Central Michigan, Cleveland Reed Enters the Transfer Portal and more

Photo by Doug Murray/Icon Sportswire via Gameday folks - in a few hours the Hurricanes will kickoff versus the Chippewas Happy Saturday Canes familia! It’s Saturday, it’s gameday and it’s the last chance Miami gets to tune-up it’s roster before they begin ACC play. But the Canes can’t look ahead to their meeting with Virginia Tech in two weeks - they need to take care of business against Central Michigan first. CMU is 2-1 but if we’re being real, Miami needs to blow the doors off of Hard Rock today. CMU’s one loss was a 61-0 rout at the hands of Wisconsin; Miami needs to...
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ACC Rooting Guide: Week 4

ACC Rooting Guide: Week 4

Mike Meredith, State of the U Time for some key foes to start losing, so GET TO ROOTING!! Another week in the season, another week to root for, and against, the teams in the ACC. Which is which? Let’s get into it. Boston College Eagles (2-1, 1-0 ACC) at Rutgers Scarlet Knights (1-1, 0-1 B1G), 12:00 noon, Big Ten Network Boston College is coming off a loss last week. Good thing for them they’re playing Rutgers and the worst starting QB in the P5: Art Sitkowski!!! (man, did we ever luck out by mutually splitting from him and getting Jarren Williams instead OR WHAT?!?!) Who to root...
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Miami redshirt freshman Cleveland Reed Jr. enters transfer portal

Miami redshirt freshman Cleveland Reed Jr. enters transfer portal

Cleveland Reed (52) takes the field with teammates during Miami’s spring scrimmage at Traz Powell Stadium in Miami in April. Reed has now put his name in the transfer portal. | Photo by Mark Brown/ Offensive lineman no longer listed on Hurricanes roster According to a tweet he sent on Friday afternoon, Miami redshirt freshman offensive lineman Cleveland Reed Jr. has entered the transfer portal. Officially in the transfer portal— D1 cleve (@55clevelandreed) September 20, 2019 An athlete putting his name in the transfer portal does not guarantee he is leaving his university, but...
Sep 20, 2019
Week 4 Preview: Central Michigan @ Miami

Week 4 Preview: Central Michigan @ Miami

The Canes look to build off their impressive 63-0 win over Bethune-Cookman last Saturday as the Chippewas come to town. | Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports The Canes slowly ramp up the competition, as they battle FBS foe Central Michigan before the bye week. After a frustrating 0-2 start to the 2019 season for the Miami Hurricanes, things got back on track last week. The Canes smashed Bethune-Cookman 63-0, registering their first win of the season, as well as Manny Diaz’s first win as a head coach. Miami will see a bit of a step up in the caliber of their opponent this week, as the...
Sep 20, 2019
10 Over/Under Picks for Central Michigan vs Miami

10 Over/Under Picks for Central Michigan vs Miami

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports The Miami Hurricanes will be taking on the Chippewas this Saturday night. It’s time to pick some game projections. The Central Michigan Chippewas’ only loss this season has come when they were away from home. This Saturday night, CMU travels to Miami with backup QB, RB, and defensive ends all cracking their starting lineup. Offensive Coordinator Dan Enos made it clear that this week’s game is personal for him. We can expect some explosive plays and, similar to last week, a barrage of points. Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports ...
Sep 20, 2019
Miami Hurricane recruit schedule—Week 5

Miami Hurricane recruit schedule—Week 5

Miami Hurricanes head coach Manny Diaz celebrates a play during Miami’s 63-0 victory over Bethune-Cookman on September 14. | Photo by Michael Reaves/ 2021 WR commit George helping Plantation High into the state rankings Miami 2021 wide receiver verbal commitment Jacolby George has helped his Plantation High team to a 3-0 start and statewide recognition early on during the 2019 season. The Colonels are ranked No.9 in Class 7A according to FloridaHSFootball.com heading into week five of high school football in the state of Florida and have outscored their opponents 134-9....
Sep 20, 2019
Miami Hurricanes News and Notes: Jarren Williams’ great start, Central Michigan Film Preview, UM Tennis Season Opener

Miami Hurricanes News and Notes: Jarren Williams’ great start, Central Michigan Film Preview, UM Tennis Season Opener

Photo by Michael Reaves/ Start your Friday with some Hurricane headlines Good morning Canes Fam! State of Declarations Justin Dottavio highlights the for the Hurricanes to look for the deep ball on offense in the latest edition of our Film Preview Series. Film Preview: Central Michigan at Miami, 9/21. A few insights into what the ‘Canes need to do in order to dominate the Chips at Hard Rock on Saturday. https://t.co/BI3umzIImq pic.twitter.com/R5a05g5mNI— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) September 19, 2019 Equal parts Brad Kaaya and Malik Rosier, State of the U’s own Dylan...
Sep 19, 2019
Miami Hurricanes Opponent Q&A: Central Michigan preview with Hustle Belt

Miami Hurricanes Opponent Q&A: Central Michigan preview with Hustle Belt

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports James Juney from SB Nation’s MAC blog Hustle Belt joins us to discuss all things Central Michigan ahead of Saturday’s game Hello again, Canes fam! We’re back for another opponent Q&A. Joining us today to talk about his beloved Central Michigan Chippewas is James Juney, a staff writer at our SB Nation sister-site Hustle Belt. I returned the favor and answered some of James’s questions about Miami — in a bit of a different way, but I liked it! — and you can see that conversation here: (I’m posting my end first but will include the other side of...
Sep 19, 2019
Miami Hurricanes Matchup Preview: Central Michigan Chippewas

Miami Hurricanes Matchup Preview: Central Michigan Chippewas

Photo by Dylan Buell/ The Canes look to give Jim McElwain a South Florida welcome A week after thrashing the Wildcats of Bethune-Cookman, the Miami Hurricanes will once again enjoy some home cooking at Hard Rock Stadium. The Canes will host Jim McElwain and his Central Michigan Chippewas (2–1) in the penultimate non-conference game of the 2019 season. Miami is still trying to even their wins and losses, with Chippewas next on the list. As State of the U’s own Marshall Thomas pointed out, offensive coordinator Dan Enos is seeking some form of retribution against his former employer....
Sep 19, 2019
Jarren Williams Is the Quarterback That Miami Has Been Waiting For

Jarren Williams Is the Quarterback That Miami Has Been Waiting For

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports Jarren Williams is the quarterback of the present, and the future.  When Brad Kaaya was at the helm for the ‘Canes, not many doubted his ability to throw the ball. Instead, complaints were voiced over how immobile he was, and how much ‘better’ the Miami offense could be with a dual-threat quarterback. It seemed that fans and coaches got what they wanted in 2017 with the rise of Malik Rosier. Rosier made some impressive and clutch throws in 2017, but they proved to be ‘way’ too far in between in 2018. One thing Malik could do consistently...
Sep 19, 2019
Film Preview: Central Michigan at Miami, 9/21

Film Preview: Central Michigan at Miami, 9/21

Photo by Dylan Buell/ The ‘Canes host the Chips at 4pm on Saturday Central Michigan head coach Jim McElwain has the Chips at 2-1 heading into a showdown in the Orange Bowl. McElwain is the former Florida Gators head coach who was fired after a 22-12 record in Gainesville, FL. McElwain never seemed to fit in at Florida and was replaced by former Gator offensive coordinator Dan Mullen. McElwain is now at CMU and looking to hit the refresh button on his career. He was a winner at Colorado State in his final two seasons, and in his first two seasons in charge of the Gators (19-8 record)....
Sep 19, 2019
Miami Hurricanes News and Notes: Silvera close to returning, Wallpapers of the week, looking ahead to Central Michigan

Miami Hurricanes News and Notes: Silvera close to returning, Wallpapers of the week, looking ahead to Central Michigan

State of the U Illustration by Mike Meredith Your Thursday roundup, Canes Good morning! Let’s get into your Miami Hurricanes news and notes for September 19th. DT Nesta Silvera close to returning to action A top-of-the-rotation player at DT in line for a big role this season, sophomore Nesta Jade Silvera has been out since having foot surgery in August. But, after missing much of Miami’s fall camp and first 3 games of the year, Silvera looks to be heading toward a return to the field. Miami head coach Manny Diaz said that Silvera was back at practice on Wednesday (along with LB...