Miami has lost defensive tackle Marcus Forston for the remainder of the season because of a knee injury, the latest blow in an already-tough season for the Hurricanes.
Miami quarterback Jacory Harris publicly apologized Friday to the university and its fans for his role in an extra-benefits scandal and acknowledged making mistakes as a freshman.
For Miami coach Al Golden, there is relief. And for the Hurricanes implicated in an extra-benefits scandal, there will be a return to the field this season. The NCAA said Tuesday that quarterback Jacory Harris and 11 other Hurricanes who accepted benefits from former booster Nevin Shapiro may play with some conditions — the first sanctions in a scandal that overshadows the program.
For Miami coach Al Golden, there is relief.
The NCAA ruled Tuesday that eight Miami players must sit out games and repay benefits in order to play for the Hurricanes again. Starting quarterback Jacory Harris and four other players must sit out one game and make repayment.
Quarterback Jacory Harris and 11 other Miami players who accepted extra benefits from former booster Nevin Shapiro will be allowed by the NCAA to play again, the first sanctions in a scandal that continues to overshadow the Hurricanes.
A sports bar is packed with Hurricanes boosters, most of whom are wearing their team's orange and green colors. They spontaneously break into chanting their unofficial anthem, "It's great ... to be ... a Mi-a-mi Hurr-i-cane!"
Miami offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland has accepted an offer to be the Hurricanes' interim coach, taking over less than one day after the university fired Randy Shannon.
Adewale Ojomo leaned back in his seat and smiled.