The Miami Hurricanes look to take a big step towards competing in the ACC over the next few years with new head coach Mark Rich at the helm. He is already making a big change as he has dismissed star defensive players Al-Quadin Muhammad and Jermaine Grace.
The two players had been named in a rental car agency probe by the NCAA a few weeks ago. This led to the team permanently dismissing the players due to the violations, but the Hurricanes are not subject to sanctions.
This is a huge blow for Miami as both players were big parts of the defense. Muhammad recorded 54 tackles, 8.5 for loss, and five sacks last year, while Grace led the team with 79 tackles and also had a third-best five pass deflections.
The Hurricanes open the 2016 season on Sept. 3 against Florida A&M.
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