The Miami Hurricanes are 6-0, but not everything is hunky-dory. Sophomore tight end Michael Irvin II wasn’t in uniform during the team’s victory against Syracuse.
When asked about it Sunday, Hurricanes head coach Mark Richt didn’t mince words regarding Irvin’s status with the team.
“Irvin hasn’t done what he’s supposed to do off the field and until he does, we won’t let him play,” Richt said Sunday night, according to Susan Miller Degnan of The Miami Herald.
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
Irvin is the son of NFL Hall of Fame and former Miami Hurricanes wide receiver Michael Irvin, but the tight end sat out last year’s Russell Athletic Bowl for violating unspecified team rules. He has 3 catches for 39 yards this season as Miami’s backup tight end, but The Palm Beach Post reported Sunday that he’s been indefinitely suspended.
Without Irvin, Miami will count on freshman Brian Polendey and walk-on Malik Curry for depth at tight end behind senior Christopher Herndon.