Miami Football Program Dismisses DL Courtel Jenkins


The Miami football program dismissed defensive lineman Courtel Jenkins on Friday for a reported violation of team rules.


Cue up the “Mark Richt has lost control of his program” jokes, because the Miami football program has dismissed defensive lineman Courtel Jenkins. As of post, no reason has been given for the dismissal, other than that Jenkins had violated team rules.

The timing of Jenkins’ dismissal is interesting, because both Richt and defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski had recently commented on the rising senior. Amid rumors that Jenkins planned to transfer, Richt denied any knowledge.

“Haven’t said anything to me. … [or] come to me with anything.”

Just this past Wednesday, when asked a similar question regarding transfer rumors, Kuligowski responded with the following:

“He’s a Cane,” Kuligowski said. “That was his answer to me. ‘I’m a Cane. Why would I leave my senior year?’ He’s here. He’s 100 percent.”

This is not the first time Jenkins had issues with Richt’s coaching regime. The defensive tackle was suspended for Miami’s November trip to Virginia – a 34–14 Hurricanes victory. He was later reinstated to the team, and played in Miami’s Russell Athletic Bowl win over West Virginia.

In three seasons with the Hurricanes, Jenkins saw action in 24 games, recording 54 total tackles, 7.5 tackles for a loss, 2.5 sacks and one forced fumble.

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