CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Leading receiver Jeff Thomas was dismissed from Miami's football team Wednesday, the latest blow in a turbulent season for the Hurricanes.
Thomas led Miami with 35 catches and 563 receiving yards this season. He was also a standout kickoff and punt returner for the Hurricanes, and became the first Miami player in more than two years to run back a punt for a touchdown when he took one in from 51 yards during last week's win at Virginia Tech.
A few days removed from that, he was gone. Thomas was not happy about not starting the Virginia Tech game at receiver, missed some practice time this week and coach Mark Richt ultimately made the call to end his tenure at Miami.