Miami player penalties handed down
— Eight University of Miami football student-athletes must miss competition and repay benefits as a condition of becoming eligible to play again, according to a decision today by the NCAA student-athlete reinstatement staff. The student-athletes received varying levels of recruiting inducements and extra benefits from university booster Nevin Shapiro and athletics personnel, according to the facts of the case. Starting DE Olivier Vernon - 6 games Starting SS Ray Ray Armstrong - 4 games Starting DT Marcus Forston - 1 game Starting WLB Sean Spence - 1 game Starting DE Adewale Ojomo - 1 game Starting WR Travis Benjamin - 1 game Arm punter Jacory Harris - 1 game Dyron Rye (scrub)- 4 games Release Congrats, Maryland (Miami opens with Maryland this Monday). Instant analysis for MD game: Miami might be able to stop the run, but it has zero pass rush. None. Nada. And with a completely new secondary, blitzing isn't much of an option. Miami really needs to control the clock with its ground game, which it may be able to do. Miami will have all players back for the FSU game. Massive university penalties are still to come. Looks like the NCAA is focused on the school more than the players.