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A Halloween treat for Miami Hurricanes fans on Tuesday

Miami Hurricanes quarterback Malik Rosier looks to pass against the Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee on Saturday, October 7, 2017.
Miami Hurricanes quarterback Malik Rosier looks to pass against the Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee on Saturday, October 7, 2017. adiaz@miamiherald.com

Happy Halloween for all you trick-or-treaters or parents of trick-or-treaters or just plain Halloween enthusiasts.

No news is good news, as they say, as the ninth-ranked University of Miami (7-0, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) began preparing for No. 13 Virginia Tech (7-1, 3-1).

The Miami Hurricanes appeared to be fully in tact during our two media viewing periods (about 15 minutes combined) Tuesday morning at Greentree Field on campus.

And that, of course, includes quarterback Malik Rosier, who injured his shoulder in the first quarter Saturday at North Carolina and who, according to coach Mark Richt on Monday, did not throw Sunday and was off with the rest of the team Monday.

We saw Rosier make a few passes in drills — nothing fancy, nothing too deep, and definitely not zinger-hard passes. But that’s hardly telling.

UM quarterback Malik Rosier discusses UNC on Oct. 25, 2017.

“He definitely got slammed down his shoulder early in the game and had to fight through the pain and finish the game for us,’’ Richt told WQAM on Monday.

But keep in mind that Rosier came back into the game in the second quarter and threw some deep balls after the injury.

The other very good news for UM is that everyone else who has recently sustained some type of injury was out there practicing: cornerback Dee Delaney, guard Navaughn Donaldson, receiver Ahmmon Richards, etc. etc.

And I didn’t see anyone wearing a green, no-contact jersey.

Miami coach Mark Richt reflects on victory over UNC on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017.

The game, if you didn’t know by now, is at 8 p.m. (ABC) Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium.

UM can clinch the ACC’s Coastal Division for a berth in the league championship on Dec. 2 in Charlotte, if the Canes win and Georgia Tech (4-3, 3-2) defeats Virginia (5-3, 2-2) on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

▪ Don’t forget to tune into ESPN at 7 tonight for the first unveiling of the 2017 College Football Playoff Top-25 rankings. The Canes almost definitely won’t be among the elite top four, but they should be in the top 10. The only one that truly matters is the last one. If the Canes keep winning, they’ll definitely be in that top-four conversation.

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