HURRICANES PREPARE FOR FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL
Sept. 12, 2007
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – – The University of Miami football team held its second practice of the week Wednesday in preparation for its home game with the Florida International Golden Panthers on Saturday at the Orange Bowl.
“It was crisp and sharp,” UM head coach Randy Shannon said. “Offensively, we picked up blitzes. Defensively, we executed. It was a good day of practice.”
Miami practiced in shells after going through a full-pad workout on Tuesday. Senior quarterback Kyle Wright will make his first start of the 2007 season against FIU. Wright completed 7-of-14 passes for 65 yards against Oklahoma. One season ago, Wright threw for 117 yards and three touchdowns in leading UM to a 35-0 win in the Orange Bowl. Miami is looking to bounce back from last Saturday’s 51-13 loss to No. 5 Oklahoma.
“The guys knew what happened in that game (at Oklahoma). That game is the past and now we’re worrying about FIU,” said Shannon.
Defensive tackle Antonio Dixon was limited in Wednesday’s workout. Senior linebacker Glenn Sharpe practiced Wednesday.
The Hurricanes will practice again on Thursday, at 3 p.m. on the Greentree Practice Fields.
HURRICANES LEAD THE WAY
For the second consecutive season, the University of Miami has the most players on NFL opening day rosters, the NFL announced today. This year, Miami has 46 players on NFL rosters, up from last season’s total of 42. Following are the top 10 colleges with the most players in the NFL:
Ohio State, 44
Florida State, 41
Notre Dame, 30