The University of Miami is searching for their identity as they are trying to go to their old ways as the program is competing without D’Eriq King who is going to have season-ending shoulder surgery. Since taking over for King, Tyler Van Dyke has led the team to two straight victories over #18 ranked N.C. State and #17 ranked Pittsburgh. However, Miami was disciplined Monday by the NCAA for violating the communications rule.
University of Miami was Issued a Public Reprimand Ahead of the Georgia Tech Game
On Saturday, Tyler Van Dyke led the Hurricanes’ offense by delivering the best performance of his collegiate career as he threw for 426 yards and three touchdowns. In the last two games against ranked opponents, Dyke has completed over 75 percent of his passes as the program is looking to build their culture for the future.
Miami was able to manage Pittsburgh’s QB Kenny Pickett’s performance as he threw for 519 yards and was able to get three touchdowns while being intercepted twice as this game has made his Heisman Trophy hopes a little bit more difficult. True Freshman safety James Williams was waiting for the perfect opportunity as Pitt drove to the Miami 31 yard line on second down. Pickett threw behind WR Jordan Addison and Williams delivered the game-winning interception.
The win was a big one as they beat two top 25 teams in back-to-back weeks. However, the game against Georgia Tech may be a challenge as the program violated the odd NCAA Football Playing Rule 1-4-12 (coaches’ phones, headsets, and communication devices) and consistent with the playing rule.
The program will be issued a public reprimand and will be forced to have a 20 percent reduction in communication for this week against the Yellow Jackets as the ACC stated. “Teams must exchange a ‘headset sheet’ and ‘team credential list’ at least 90 minutes prior to its scheduled contest. Schools are limited to 23 communication devices.”
How This Will Affect the Hurricanes When They Face the Yellow Jackets This Week
The NCAA rules state that teams must give each other the list of who will be using the communication devices during the game. Teams also have to hand in the list of the people who are permitted within the team areas.
On top of that, the NCAA rules affirm that fifteen headsets can be used by countable coaches and graduate assistants under normal circumstances. The other eight devices are usually split between players and other staff, and three headsets are allowed to be listen-only, voiding any two-way communication.
Miami has won two straight games as their record is currently 4-4 and 2-2 in the conference. On the opposing side, Georgia Tech has an overall record of 3-5 and 2-4 in the conference. QB Van Dyke will have to step once again in the spotlight as QB Jake Garcia is also on the injured list.
Miami will need to continue their win streak despite the 20 percent reduction in communication because they sit one game behind Pittsburg. This is a big game for the program as the school has not been eliminated as of this week from the league championship race.
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