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.”

MARK RICHT JUST NOW: "[TE Michael] Irvin [II] hasn’t done what he’s supposed to do off the field and until he does we won’t let him play."

— Susan Miller Degnan (@smillerdegnan) October 22, 2017

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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