`Canes Begin Preparation for Next Week's Season Opener

`Canes Begin Preparation for Next Week's Season Opener

Aug. 25, 2010

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami football team began its game preparation for Florida A&M early Wednesday morning, practicing mostly against scout teams for an hour-and-a-half on the Greentree Practice Fields.


Scout Team Work

With the opener against FAMU now just over a week away, the Hurricanes shifted their focus from camp to game week by working against scout teams in 11-on-11 and 7-on-7 action. As is customary, several players donned different numbers in an attempt to best simulate the opposition. With that said, the ‘Cane backed off on contact and focused more on positioning and assignments.


Back to School

Wednesday marked the first day of 2010 fall classes at the University of Miami and that was on everyone’s mind this morning on Greentree. The team began practice at 6:45 a.m. to give those with 9 a.m. classes enough time to shower, change and get to class on time. Head coach Randy Shannon continued to stress to the team about the importance of attending class and focusing on school now that classes have started back up. Shannon made sure those with 9 a.m. classes were off the field a little early to get a head start on making it across campus.


Practice Highlights

Travis Benjamin stood out offensively Wednesday morning, catching the most balls and taking three to the house – including a long TD pass from Jacory Harris in 11-on-11 action. Allen Hurns also turned a few heads with two long catches. Defensively, Ray-Ray Armstrong had an interception and Nathan Gholston was praised by the coaches for forcing a fumble in the secondary.


What’s Next?

The ‘Canes will return to Greentree Thursday morning for another early practice before taking Friday and Saturday off. From there, the team will practice Sunday, Monday and Tuesday leading up to the opener at Sun Life Stadium on Sept. 2.


Join the Carnivale

The Hurricane Club is proud to announce the first-ever “Canes Carnivale” interactive festival taking place Saturday, Aug. 28, in the Basketball Field House and H-100 parking lot at the BankUnited Center on the UM campus in Coral Gables, Fla.


The event, which runs from 10:30 a.m. through 1 p.m., will feature a variety of activities for Hurricane Club members to enjoy while interacting with their favorite Hurricanes student-athletes from all UM sports. Admission for all Hurricane Club members is free, while they may bring up to three guests with them to enjoy the event. In addition, non-Hurricane Club members whom would like to attend the event may join the Hurricane Club for a one-time, special offer of just $10.

For more information, CLICK HERE.

Let’s Talk Ohio State
Do you want an exclusive lunch with head coach Randy Shannon on the week of the highly-anticipated game against No. 2 Ohio State?

Here is your chance… The Hurricane Club and Coach Shannon have joined forces for the latest It’s All About the U Speaker Series event. Shannon will be the featured speaker at Timpano’s Chophouse in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday, Sept. 7 from Noon to 1 p.m.  That’s just four days before the most anxiously awaited non-conference game of the 2010 season.

Make your Lunch Reservation by CLICKING HERE.



To order tickets for the 2010 season, call 1-800-GO-CANES or visit www.hurricanesports.com