Hurricanes WR Ahmmon Richards out for rest of 2017 with injured knee

The Miami Hurricanes have suffered another major blow on the injury front. 

Wide receiver Ahmmon Richards, who broke Michael Irvin’s freshman receiving record in 2016, injured his knee in practice on Wednesday and is out for the rest of the season.

Richards has played through a variety of injuries much of the year, still catching 24 passes for 439 yards and three three touchdowns. 

He is the latest Hurricanes star to suffer a season-ending injury. Tight end Christopher Herndon suffered a knee injury in the team’s loss to Pittsburgh and running back Mark Walton played only four games before seeing his season end because of an ankle injury.

The ‘Canes will face Clemson for the Atlantic Coast Conference title Saturday night on Local 10. Coverage kicks off at 7 p.m.
 

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Will Manso: Hurricanes season not dead yet

This isn’t going to be a story dedicated to saying Mark Richt made an awful move in benching Malik Rosier for a series at Pitt (he did).

This isn’t going to be a story saying Rosier was absolutely terrible the entire game (he was). 

No. This is going to be a story about one simple fact from Friday’s disappointing loss for Miami.

They got outplayed. They deserved to lose. End of story.

The offense couldn’t run the football, the offensive line struggled throughout the game with the different looks that Pitt showed, and yes, as noted, Rosier was really bad.

He left so many potential big plays on the field that I lost track.

The lack of offense forced the defense to be on the field way too long, and by the fourth quarter, they were gassed.

Oh, and the special teams also played poorly. 

So yes, this was a total team effort in getting beat by a team that entered the game at 4-7.

Now the question becomes, what happens next?  Rosier has shown an amazing ability to bounce back within a game, but this is after a loss. Also, this comes after Richt sat him down for a pivotal series.

I wonder where Rosier’s confidence is right now.

Much will be discussed this week on whether UM could still be one of the playoff teams if they get a win over Clemson in the Atlantic Coast Conference title game.

I believe they can be, though losing opens the window for the committee to do something controversial and shut out an ACC champion one-loss team. It could happen.

That’ll be fun for the media and fans to discuss, but it’s not really something the ‘Canes should worry about.

Coming back to beat Clemson following an ugly loss like this should show the country what this team is made of. It would certainly show me.

Miami isn’t dead.

The ‘Canes are 10-1 and playing for an ACC championship next week against the defending national champions.

Anyone who thinks this is a bad spot to be in either doesn’t understand college football or is just too irrational to see what a great season this has been for UM.

Friday was awful. It was ugly. It was painful. But it’s also now in the past.

The present and future for Miami is the chance to finish this season strong.

On to Clemson. All of UM’s goals are still right there for the taking.
 

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Will Manso: Canes’ season not dead yet

This isn’t going to be a story dedicated to saying Mark Richt made an awful move in benching Malik Rosier for a series at Pitt (he did).

This isn’t going to be a story saying Rosier was absolutely terrible the entire game (he was). 

No. This is going to be a story about one simple fact from Friday’s disappointing loss for Miami.

They got outplayed. They deserved to lose. End of story.

The offense couldn’t run the football, the offensive line struggled throughout the game with the different looks that Pitt showed, and yes, as noted, Rosier was really bad.

He left so many potential big plays on the field that I lost track.

The lack of offense forced the defense to be on the field way too long, and by the 4th quarter, they were gassed.

Oh, and the special teams also played poorly. 

So yes, this was a total team effort in getting beat by a team that entered the game at 4-7.

Now the question becomes, what happens next?  Rosier has shown an amazing ability to bounce back within a game, but this is after a loss. Also, this comes after Richt sat him down for a pivotal series.

I wonder where Rosier’s confidence is right now.

Much will be discussed this week on whether UM could still be one of the playoff teams if they get a win over Clemson in the ACC title game.

I believe they can be, though losing opens the window for the committee to do something controversial and shut out an ACC champion one-loss team. It could happen.

That’ll be fun for the media and fans to discuss, but it’s not really something the Canes should worry about.

Coming back to beat Clemson following an ugly loss like this should show the country what this team is made of. It would certainly show me.

Miami isn’t dead.

The Canes are 10-1 and playing for an ACC championship next week against the defending national champs.

Anyone who thinks this is a bad spot to be in either doesn’t understand college football or is just too irrational to see what a great season this has been for UM.

Friday was awful. It was ugly. It was painful. But it’s also now in the past.

The present and future for Miami is the chance to finish this season strong.

On to Clemson. All of UM’s goals are still right there for the taking.

 

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Canes experience ‘Turnover Pain’ against Pitt

Miami’s perfect season is over. The Hurricanes can only hope their shot at a spot in the College Football Playoff isn’t gone too.Freshman quarterback Kenny Pickett ran for two touchdowns and threw for another as Pittsburgh stunned the secon…

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Hurricanes remain perfect by beating Virginia

The Miami Hurricanes avoided the trap game Saturday and remained perfect by beating Virginia

Trailing at halftime, the Hurricanes rallied in the second half for a 44-28 win that kept their 15-game winning streak alive.

Kurt Benkert started out on fire for Virginia. He hit Joe Reed for a 75-yard touchdown pass to put Virginia up 14-0 in the first quarter.

No. 2 Miami (10-0, 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) answered with a 10-yard touchdown pass from Malik Rosier to Ahmmon Richards.

The ‘Canes tied the score in the second quarter when Rosier hit Dayall Harris on a 36-yard touchdown strike.

Virginia (6-5, 3-4) scored on a 33-yard touchdown pass before the half to take a 21-14 lead.

In the third quarter, Virginia scored on a 26-yard touchdown pass to take a 28-14 lead.

That’s when the ‘Canes started their comeback.

Rosier hit Lawrence Cager on a 9-yard strike to cut Virginia’s lead to 28-21.

Jaquan Johnson shifted all the momentum to Miami with a 30-yard interception for the touchdown.

After tying the game, Johnson was given the “turnover chain.”

The ‘Canes extended their lead in the fourth quarter with an 8-yard touchdown run by Rosier.

Miami is ranked No. 3 in the College Football Playoff. The ‘Canes have one more regular-season game left against Pittsburgh next Friday.

After that, the ‘Canes will take on Clemson in the ACC Championship game.

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Canes face Virginia Cavaliers at Hard Rock Stadium

The Miami Hurricanes are playing against the University of Virginia Cavaliers Saturday to keep their position for the College Football Playoff. 

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