** The situation regarding former Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant and his interest in the Miami Hurricanes seemed fishy from the get go. Miami has two young and capable quarterbacks that are being groomed and developed for the future and brining in a fifth year senior would have been considered backpedaling as a program by most.
I am always for competition and allowing the best man to win, whomever that may be. I strongly believe that Miami needs to address the lack of depth at the position this off-season, which is seconded by Cam in his latest article regarding Bryant’s decision.
** We are watching a star rise right in front of our eyes. Cam’Ron Davis was once considered a solid second running back in a recruiting class headlined by five-star running back Lorenzo Lingard. On Saturday Davis established himself as a valuable asset as he lead the Hurricanes in rushing yards for a second straight week, this time for 77 yards on 7 carries which included a 42-yard touchdown run. Davis also contributed to the passing game as he reeled in a 16-yard touchdown catch late in the third quarter to give the Canes a 38-14 lead.
** Hurricanes DE Demetrius Jackson handed out turkeys and thanksgiving dinners in Overtown today for the second straight year. Michael Jackson, Nesta Silvera and Pat Bethel accompanied him. Jackson is one of those Hurricanes that make you proud to represent this team, He understands that he can impact others far beyond the football field and that is truly what life is all about.
** The Hurricanes have a chance to beat the ACC Coastal Champions in Pitt on Saturday. I bet if you read that sentence in mid-October you would have been quite entertained. But there’s a dose of reality for you. The Pittsburgh Panthers will represent the tenacious ACC Coastal in Charlotte against Clemson and Miami has a chance to beat them. Miami should beat them. They are the better team. They are more talented at every single position.
We are smarter than that though aren’t we, Hurricanes fans. We have been more talented than every team we have played this year with the exception of LSU and, as far as recruiting rankings are concerened, Florida State. Games aren't won on paper or on National Signing Day. Pitt has to come down to Miami and play a Hurricanes team that will be forced to spread the ball out due to the fact that there are literally no available tight ends on the roster.
As we saw on Saturday, that may greatly benefit the Hurricanes. Their outside speed with the combination of above average blocking from receivers could spark consecutive efficient outings from Mark Richts offense. We already know what the defense can (and will) do, so if the offense shows up I would not be shocked to see a double-digit Hurricanes victory.