Miami Football: Michael Irvin II Benched To Deal With Off-Field Issues

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Michael Irvin II might come from Hurricane Royalty, but that isn’t enough to get him regular playing time on Mark Richt’s team.

Despite all the talent in the world, off-field issues will keep Irvin II from making any kind of impact this season. On Sunday, head coach Mark Richt said he won’t let Irvin back on the field because he “hasn’t done what he’s supposed to do off the field.”

The Hurricanes offense has gotten along just fine without Irvin II in the lineup. After losing David Njoku to the NFL Draft last season, Chris Herndon has taken over the bulk of receiving duties at tight end.

This season, Irvin II has accounted for only 39 total receiving yards on three catches. Irvin is only a sophomore, and at 6-foot-3, 230-pounds, it’s no wonder he was considered a top 100 recruit in the talent rich state of Florida.

He has all the physical tools to make an impact if he can ever get his behavior aligned with the tight-ship Richt is looking to run.

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CAMPUSSPORTS Writer
CAMPUSSPORTS Writer
Michael is originally from Miami, FL and is of Cuban descent. He holds BFA from the University of Florida/New World School of the Arts and is also a New York city based stand-up comedian. Michael is 5'11", but wears elevators in his shoes to make himself 6 feet tall. Twitter: @MichaelNapoles
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