Injured Miami LB Buchanan done for year

Miami starting linebacker Ramon Buchanan will miss the rest of the season with a right knee injury and safety Vaughn Telemaque is out for this week's game against Bethune-Cookman with a left knee injury, according to The Associated Press.

They were injured in Saturday's 52-13 loss to Kansas State. Miami's defense has been an open door for opponents, and this obviously isn't going to help matters. It doesn't matter that they've got an FCS opponent at home this weekend: The Canes have two of the next three games on the road, including a trip to Coastal Division opponent Georgia Tech, and a date with Notre Dame in Soldier Field.

Coach Al Golden told reporters on Sunday that juniors Jimmy Gaines and Tyrone Cornileus are expected to compete for Buchanan's starting spot.

“Jimmy has made some progress,” Golden said, according to the Miami Herald. “He’s starting to play more snaps and feel healthier. Jimmy will certainly be in the mix there. Gionni Paul has to come through for us and Thurston Armbrister continues to make progress for us and of course Tyrone has been playing over there with Buck. Obviously Tyrone’s going to get a chance to be a starter, he’ll probably compete with Jimmy Gaines, but we need all of these guys to step up for sure.”