The Miami Hurricanes will be short-handed up front when they open their 2015 season Friday night at home against Bethune-Cookman University.
According to the Associated Press' Tim Reynolds, edge-rusher Al-Quadin Muhammad has been suspended for the Hurricanes' season opener due to a violation of team rules.
The redshirt sophomore was suspended for the entire 2014 season after getting into an altercation with a former Miami student. According to Degnan and the Miami Herald's Barry Jackson, the season-long suspension stemmed from a fight that resulted in a broken nose for his then-roommate.
Over the course of his brief and bumpy career at Miami, Muhammad has tallied seven solo tackles while notching two sacks.
Muhammad's collegiate offerings have been disappointing thus far, but he exuded confidence prior to the start of a new campaign.
"I feel great," Muhammad said, according to the Palm Beach Post's Matt Porter. "I feel explosive. I’m moving pretty good. Everything is good."
But in order to prove he's capable of contributing on a regular basis, Muhammad will need to return from his suspension on his best behavior and thrive in the opportunities afforded to him by head coach Al Golden.