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Hurricanes starting quarterback Tyler Van Dyke enters transfer portal

The Miami Hurricanes will need a new starting quarterback in 2024.

Incumbent starter Tyler Van Dyke is entering the transfer portal, a source told the South Florida Sun Sentinel, ending a UM career that spawned high expectations and low moments.

“I want to thank the University of Miami, my teammates, coaching staff, and everyone associated with the university who have made this chapter in my life truly special and invaluable,” Van Dyke wrote in a post on social media. “I have created lifelong friendships and memories, which I will always cherish. I am deeply appreciative of the opportunities and experiences that have shaped me during my time here.

“After conversations with my family. I have decided to enter the transfer portal. I am looking forward to the next chapter and what my future holds.”

Van Dyke spent four seasons with Miami, becoming the starter in 2021 after D’Eriq King suffered a season-ending injury. Then a redshirt freshman, Van Dyke dazzled Miami fans and had a breakout season, earning ACC Rookie of the Year honors and winning five of his last six games. He threw for 2,931 yards and 25 touchdowns with just six interceptions.

He entered the 2022 season with high expectations, but a poor start and a shoulder injury limited Van Dyke to five full games. After struggling at the start of Miami’s loss to Middle Tennessee State, Hurricanes coach Mario Cristobal benched Van Dyke for the rest of the game in favor of Jake Garcia.

Van Dyke returned as the starter in Miami’s next game, but he suffered another shoulder injury later in the season against Duke, missed three full games and played in only part of UM’s games against Pittsburgh and FSU. He ended the season with 1,835 passing yards, 10 touchdowns and five interceptions.

After reportedly considering transferring after the season, Van Dyke returned to Miami to play under new offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson. He started out this season on a hot streak but could not keep that form going in ACC play. After suffering a leg injury against North Carolina and throwing 10 interceptions in four games, freshman Emory Williams took Van Dyke’s place against FSU.

Williams suffered a season-ending injury against the Seminoles, so Van Dyke returned to the starting lineup for the Hurricanes’ final two games. He played well to end the year and closed out the season with 2,703 passing yards, 19 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

Van Dyke ends his Miami career with 7,469 passing yards, 54 touchdowns and 23 interceptions. He ranks sixth in program history in passing yards and fourth in touchdowns.

Van Dyke’s departure leaves two scholarship quarterbacks on the roster: sophomore Jacurri Brown and freshman Emory Williams. Brown did not play during Miami’s regular season after getting into eight games as a freshman. Williams played in five games this season before suffering his arm injury.

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