Miami may be undergoing some changes in 2016 with a new coaching staff in place, but the Hurricanes will have back one of its top wide receivers next season. Stacy Coley has announced he will pass on an early shot at the NFL and return to play one more year at Miami. Coley announced his decision on his Instagram post on Sunday.
“It’s official, I decided to come back for my senior year at the University of Miami to further my education and as well as my football career,” Coley said on his Instagram post, followed by a series of emojis of money bags, hands doing “The U” and a pair of purple faces with devil horns.
Coley was second on the team with 689 receiving yards and four touchdowns. Only senior Rashawn Scott topped Coley in each category, but he did so in two more games than Coley, who only appeared in 11 of Miami’s 13 games in 2015.
It may be hard to believe, but Miami is in position to end the season with nine wins. That assumes, of course, the Hurricanes avoid a second half meltdown against Pittsburgh and close out the year with a bowl win. For now, Miami should be feeling pretty good as the Hurricanes have stomped Pitt in the first half of an early kickoff in western Pennsylvania. Miami took a 23-3 lead into the half.
Miami has more than doubled the total offensive production of the Panthers, outgaining Pitt at halftime 248 yards to 102. The Panthers have just 36 passing yards and 66 rushing yards in the half. Pitt also had a turnover with Nathan Peterman having a pass picked off by Artie Burns.
Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya has completed 13 of 23 pass attempts for 166 yards, with Rashawn Scott on the receiving end of the touchdown play and leading the team with 50 receiving yards. Miami’s Joseph Yardley leads all players with 64 rushing yards. Pitt’s star receiver, Tyler Boyd, has just one catch for eight yards.
Dalvin Cook suited up for Florida State tonight, and that’s a very, very good thing for the Seminoles. The sophomore has touched the ball 10 times for 173 yards for two touchdowns to lead No. 12 Florida State to a 20-10 lead over Miami at the half.
Cook opened the scoring by taking an option pitch and racing 72 yards for a touchdown, then added another score on a 36-yard grab from Everett Golson with 5:42 to go in the first quarter. Golson completed 14-of-19 throws for 191 yards and a score.
Roberto Aguayo pushed the lead to 17-3 with a 22-yard field goal early in the second quarter, but Miami re-entered the game with a 58-yard catch-and-dash from Brad Kaaya to Rashawn Scott with 11:05 to go before the break.
Miami gained 178 yards in the first half, 176 on the right arm of Kaaya and only two on the ground.
Aguayo knocked in a 32-yard field goal to push the lead to 10, but clanged a 49-yarder off the right upright as time expired in the first half.
Florida State will receive to open the second half.
It was just one half, but Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya is having himself a nice ballgame down in Miami. Kaaya has already thrown for over 220 yards and a pair of touchdowns for the Hurricanes, who lead Nebraska 20-3 at the halftime break.
Kaaya has found something working with wide receiver Rashawn Scott against the Huskers. Scott is Miami’s leading receiver with 114 yards, but the touchdowns have been thrown to Tyre Brady and Christopher Herndon IV. Kaaya has completed a pass to seven different receivers, keeping Nebraska on their toes going to the break.
Nebraska’s quarterback, Tommy Armstrong, has struggled to get going, completing seven of his 13 passes for 65 yards at halftime. The Huskers running game has also not done a whole lot just yet, with Terrell Newby rushing for 41 yards at halftime. Penalties have also haunted Nebraska, with seven first-half penalties for 65 yards.
Nebraska is going to need a big second half. Otherwise the Huskers will be taking a 1-2 record back to Lincoln with them. Al Golden, on the other hand, will suddenly feel a little better about his job security. Maybe.