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October 27, 1998

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Fresh of their 34-31 win over West Virginia in
Morgantown last Saturday, the 25th ranked University of Miami Hurricanes
returned to Greentree Practice Field today for a two-hour workout in
pads.
The Hurricanes (4-2, 2-1)host Boston College (3-4, 2-2) in a
BIG EAST Conference game Saturday in the Orange Bowl at 6:00.
“Boston College is a verytalented team,” commented coach Butch
Davis. “They have a very potent offense. I like the way we areplaying
right now, but we need to continue getting better. Our goal isto make
sure we get better each week and that our best game is the last gamewe
play at the end of the year. We can not afford to be satisfiedwith
last week’s game.”
With the win over then-No.13 West Virginia, UM returns to the
Associated Press poll for the first time since being ranked 22nd
September 14, 1997. Prior to having their streak of being ranked
snapped, the Hurricanes appeared in the AP Top 25 poll every week since
November 18, 1995.
“This is just another stepin the process,” said Davis. “Our
ultimate goal is to return to our place among the nation’s top teams.
We still have a long way to go before we get to that point.”
Sophomore defensive backLeonard Myers returned to practice
today on a limited basis. Myers had arthroscopic knee surgeryfollowing
the Florida State game and did not make the trip to West Virginia.
Myers may be in Saturday’s lineup depending on how the knee respondsto
the week’s practices.
Saturday’s game will betelevised nationally on espn2. Tickets
can be purchased at the UM ticket office, by calling 1-800-GO-CANES,at
all TicketMaster locations, or on game day at the Orange Bowl.

INJURY REPORT: There were no new injuries reported.