One hour before kickoff, the No. 7 Miami Hurricanes announced one player as “unavailable” for Saturday night’s game against Pittsburgh. During the 2020 season, Miami has adopted the policy of adopting the policy of releasing an “unavailability report” one hour prior to the kickoff. Miami announced tight end Brevin Jordan and freshman offensive lineman Issiah Walker would be out.
Miami is set to take on Pittsburgh at 12 p.m. EST. The game will be televised on the ACC Network.
Jordan is out after sustaining a shoulder injury during the second half of the Clemson game. Walker, who is a transfer addition from Florida, has not been available yet this season.
The following players have opted out for the 2020 season or are out for the season due to an injury:
· DE Greg Rousseau (opt out)
· OL Kai-Leon Herbert (opt out)
· OL Zalon’tae Hillery (opt out)
· QB Tate Martell (opt out)
· DB Avantae Williams (season ending medical condition)
Rousseau, who projects as a first round NFL Draft pick, opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns before the start of fall camp.
Williams is out for the season due to “chronic and lingering medical issues” that were discovered during the fall. The UM medical staff believes it is best for Williams to rest this fall and be re-evaluated after the season.
Herbert and Hillery decided to opt out of the 2020 season roughly one week before the season opener against UAB. With them not available this season, the Hurricanes have true freshman right tackle Chris Washington listed as the back-up right tackle on the official depth chart.
Martell opted out of the 2020 season prior to the Louisville game.
Wide receiver Jeremiah Payton and tight end Larry Hodges were both unavailable for the Louisville game. That was the only game those players were unavailable for.
Miami (3-1, 2-1) enters Saturday’s coming off a 42-17 loss to No. 1 Clemson. The Hurricanes have earned victories over UAB, Louisville, and Florida State to start the year.
Pitt (3-2, 2-2) has lost two-straight games by a one-point margin. A 30-29 defeat to N.C. State and a 31-30 overtime loss to Boston College last week.
According to the William Hill Sportsbook, Miami is 13 point favorite at the time of publishing this article.