Are you ready for some football? OK I don’t mean you, personally. I’m pretty sure you are. What I really mean is, are the Hurricanes, first, and then the Dolphins, ready for some football?
At least the Dolphins have another week. No such luxury for the Canes, who take the national stage in their opener Monday night at Louisville.
The Cardinals are led by controversial nomad-coach Bobby Petrino, who once had the misfortune to get injured in a motorcycle accident, which led to the discovery that his passenger was his 25-year-old mistress. His departure from Arkansas ensued.
What Louisville and Miami have in common is a new era at quarterback. The Cardinals are moving on from departed star Teddy Bridgewater, and the Canes are turning to true freshman Brad Kaaya.
Some might not know that Kaaya’s mother, Angela Means, was a 1980s and ’90s actress who appeared in House Party 3 and most notably played Felicia in popular 1995 movie Friday. That film inspired a catch-phrase of the time, “Bye, Felicia.”
Twenty years later, as Canes fans say, “Hello, Brad,” Miami hopes the family genes are good and that Kaaya will either be a great quarterback or at least convincingly act like one.Peyton Manning Josh Gordon Sam Bradford Giancarlo Stanton
*Combined passing yards for the three seasons the player led the team.