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Canes freshman QB Brad Kaaya talks about his first college start

By Evan Buhler, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Canes freshman quarterback Brad Kaaya finished 17 of 29 for 174 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in Miami's 31-13 loss to Louisville on Monday night. Here is what he talked about when it was over... Q: What was it like? A: "I felt that the first few series they were pretty good series. We just didn’t execute as a whole. I felt like there are a lot of places to get better at just...

Post-game audio, quotes from Canes coach Al Golden following the Louisville loss

By Evan Buhler, 1 month 3 weeks ago
AUDIO: AL GOLDEN RECAPS MONDAY NIGHT'S 31-13 LOSS AT LOUISVILLE Q: What do you make of the way Brad Kaaya played tonight? A: "He's a tough kid. He's courageous. Tough environment for him to open up his career. I don't think we did a good enough job protecting him. Obviously, he made some good throws, and some that, clearly, he would want back. So again, it's a tough...

Recap: Louisville vs. Miami-Florida

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 month 3 weeks ago
Louisville, KY (SportsNetwork.com) - Dominique Brown rushed for 143 yards and a touchdown as the Louisville Cardinals beat the Miami-Florida Hurricanes, 31-13, in a rematch of last season's Russell Athletic Bowl.Louisville went 12-1 under Charlie Strong last year, including a 36-9 rout of these same Hurricanes in the aforementioned bowl game. Soon after that win, star quarterback Teddy...

Gameday blog: Miami Hurricanes at Louisville Cardinals

By Evan Buhler, 1 month 3 weeks ago
LOUISVILLE -- It's Game Day! The Canes are 3 1/2 point underdogs against Louisville, who shredded them 36-9 in the Russell Athletic Bowl last December. But things have changed quite a bit in the nine months since. Please feel free to participate in our Cover It Live discussion when it starts at 7 p.m. here on the blog. Kickoff is at 8 p.m.   Live Blog Miami Hurricanes at Louisville...

Breaking down Monday night's Canes opener at Louisville on paper

By Evan Buhler, 1 month 3 weeks ago
A look at Monday night's showdown between Miami and Louisville on paper. > WHEN THE CANES RUN THE BALL: The Cardinals led the nation in rushing defense last season (80.69 yards) and held the Hurricanes to a season-low 14 rushing yards on 28 attempts in a 36-9 blowout in the Russell Athletic Bowl. Part of those abysmal numbers were attributed to four sacks on Canes quarterback...

UM finally says QB Kevin Olsen suspended for Louisville -- and some "extremity" information.

By Evan Buhler, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The Hurricanes sent reporters this email a little bit ago: Good morning, Here is the University of Miami football injury report heading into Monday’s game against the University of Louisville. Out: Rashawn Scott - Upper Extremity  NOTE FROM SMD: Translation: shoulder/clavicle. ----- ADDITIONAL NOTE: Kevin Olsen – Suspended for Violation of Team Standards. NOTE FROM SMD: We'...

The freshman QB experience and where Brad Kaaya fits into college football and UM history

By Evan Buhler, 1 month 3 weeks ago
ATLANTA -- The average college football fan hears the term "freshman starting quarterback" and hardly flinches anymore. After all, look at what Johnny Manziel and Jameis Winston did in their first years under center. They  won the Heisman, and Winston led Florida State to the national title in January. But lumping every freshman starting quarterback into the same category is a...

Which QBs are making the trip to Louisville? Al Golden's last pregame chat.

By Evan Buhler, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Just spoke to Hurricanes coach Al Golden before the Canes close up shop (at least from the media) and get ready to head to Louisville for the big game at 8 p.m. Monday. What you need to know: *** The four quarterbacks making the trip are starter Brad Kaaya, backup Jake Heaps, Ryan Williams and true freshman Malik Rosier. "    Golden said Williams, still recuperating from a...

Miami Football: Brad Kaaya Must Not Be 1-Game Experiment

By Evan Buhler, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The opening game of the Miami Hurricanes' 2014 season has been highly anticipated for months —specifically, the eight months that have passed since a dreadful loss capped the once-promising 2013 campaign...Read the full article on Bleacher Report...

Canes notes: Vogel wins punting job, will handle kickoffs too; Chickillo talks Louisville rematch (video)

By Evan Buhler, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Al Golden (COMPLETE AUDIO OF GOLDEN'S PRESS CONFERENCE THURSDAY) wasn't ready to reveal a final depth chart or tell us who has won the remaining position battles up for grabs (secondary, right tackle), but we did learn Thursday at least who will be handling kickoffs and punts. Walk-on sophomore Justin Vogel, a transfer from Florida, said Golden informed him a couple days ago he'll be...