The Miami football program has suffered a major loss on the offensive side of the ball. On Wednesday, November 21, the Hurricanes announced that leading wide receiver Jeff Thomas has been dismissed from the team after he missed practice.
Thomas has reportedly clashed with coaches during his time with the program.
“We have high standards for excellence, for conduct and for the commitment to team for all of the young men who wear our uniform, and we will not waver from those standards,” head coach Mark Richt said in a statement released by the university. “We wish Jeff the very best as he moves forward in his journey.”
Well, this was just released by Miami re: Jeff Thomas. pic.twitter.com/gizKBbToqY
— Christy Chirinos (@ChristyChirinos) November 21, 2018
From the Athletic:
The standout sophomore receiver and electrifying return man was dismissed from the team Wednesday after a fallout with the coaching staff. A source said Thomas met with UM coaches Wednesday morning and was going to be disciplined, but walked out of the meeting and left Miami’s facilities angry.
This season, Thomas has racked up 35 receptions for 563 yards and three touchdowns.
The Hurricanes, meanwhile, currently sit at just 6-5 on the year with a disappointing 3-4 record in conference play. Up next for Miami is a meeting with the No. 24-ranked Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday, November 24.