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Danny Dillard dismissed by Hurricanes; Clinton Portis joins broadcast team

 
 
Miami running back Clinton Portis races ahead of Washington's Anthony Kelley, left, and Larry Tripplett (70) during the fourth quarter of their game in Seattle on Sept. 9, 2000. Portis led Miami in rushing with 91 yards. Washington won, 34-29.
Miami running back Clinton Portis races ahead of Washington's Anthony Kelley, left, and Larry Tripplett (70) during the fourth quarter of their game in Seattle on Sept. 9, 2000. Portis led Miami in rushing with 91 yards. Washington won, 34-29.
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The Hurricanes confirmed Tuesday that 6-2, 210-pound running back Danny Dillard, a redshirt freshman from Bradenton and graduate of Venice High, is no longer on the team.

On Monday, when UM was practicing on Mark Light Field in the baseball complex, CanesInsider tweeted that freshman linebacker Walter Tucker was practicing with the running backs, and Dillard was not there.

Dillard was not listed on the previous two depth charts distributed this fall.

Miami did not give a reason for Dillard’s departure.

According to his UM bio, Dillard was a three-star recruit with Rivals.com and Scout.com, listed as the No. 35 running back prospect according to Rivals and No. 62 according to Scout. He finished his junior season at Venice High with 1,300 yards and 25 touchdowns.

PORTIS ON ACC NETWORK

The ACC Digital Network announced that former UM tailback Clinton Portis will be part of its broadcast team.

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