* WR Davon Johnson, who was injured earlier this week, has been ruled out for the rest of the season. Johnson, a senior, is third on the team in receiving this season with 21 catches for 348 yards and no touchdowns. Virginia will go down as his final game as a Hurricane.
* Robert Lockhart, who was injured two weeks ago and hasn't been playing since, has also now been ruled out for the rest of the season. He will finish his freshman season having played in two games, without catching a single pass. It's fair to be critical of the decision to pull his redshirt when they did, considering how little involved he was in the couple games that he did play. Having said that, the depth at receiver is thin now so if healthy, Lockhart would've likely played a bigger role down the stretch during these next few games.
* With Johnson and Lockhart out, the Canes are now without three of their top seven healthy receivers. Allen Hurns (who will play Saturday with a cast on his hand) joins Phillip Dorsett, Herb Waters, and Kendal Thompkins as the healthy wide receivers for Saturday's game.
* Linebacker Denzel Perryman, who missed all but six plays against Virginia Tech and then the entire game against Virginia, has been practicing all week and is set to return to action Saturday. He will likely start at will linebacker, ahead of Gionni Paul. Widely considered Miami's best defensive player, Perryman will likely give this defense a boost with his return.
* Deon Bush, suffering from a shoulder injury, has been ruled out for the USF game. He missed most of the Va Tech game, and all of the Virginia game, with the injury. This is a key loss for the Canes, as he's clearly been Miami's top safety this season despite being just a true freshman. A.J. Highsmith and Kacy Rodgers will be the starters, while Vaughn Telemaque and Rayshawn Jenkins will again see an increase in playing time off the bench as a result.