With one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in history about to bear down on South Florida, leaving millions scrambling to prepare, CBS college football analyst and former major college coach Rick Neuheisel went on ESPNU radio to declare it “suspicious” that the 16th-ranked Miami football team (1-0) canceled its Saturday game at Arkansas State (0-1).

Meanwhile, UM football players and other athletes — some with children of their own — had dispersed to be with their families. Dozens are from South Florida, and others flew home to various states.

UM officials ordered a campus-wide evacuation on Thursday, the first time in history for the school.

“All of our student-athletes, not just the football players, were dismissed yesterday so they could be with their families and prepare for the storm,” UM senior associate athletic director Carter Toole said on Thursday.