In his 3rd season of coaching at Miami, Mark Richt has amassed a plethora of offensive weapons. We all know the debate that plagues the quarterback position, but looking outside of that- the Canes have offensive talent that rank amongst the nation’s best.
Ahmmon Richards highlighted the receiver group in his first year of play; but with additions such as Jeff Thomas and Mark Pope, this group is deep, and could be the best on the roster. Pope, who was a 5-star recruit (Rivals), will have his chance to shine, and potentially become the next great Freshman wide-out at the U. The success of this group also depends on who’s throwing the ball to them, and how solid the protection is, but the ability possessed amongst them is impressive.
For as talented as the receiving corp is, the running backs are equally as impressive. Adding Lorenzo Lingard, another 5-star recruit (Rivals), elevates this group to new heights. Travis Homer, DeeJay Dallas, Lorenzo Lingard, and Cam’Ron Davis (whom people may be sleeping on), make up a versatile committee that will give opposing defensive coordinators nightmares. As fans, we should hope to see less of the 5-wide sets, as there’s no lack of capable runners on this roster.
Last but not least, the highly-anticipated tight ends. Brevin Jordan and Will Mallory both look to uphold the legacy of “Tight End U,” as they arrive as 4-star recruits (debatably), and have the chance to make an immediate impact. Last season, after Chris Herndon IV went down with an injury, we were hoping to discover an ample replacement in Michael Irvin II, but we as fans, ended up being underwhelmed. This group’s potential is through-the-roof, and could become comparable to the receiving corp.
Of course, the controversial quarterback debate will most likely carry on throughout the season, but thankfully the talent in the position groups mentioned isn’t being doubted, nor should it be. At wideout and running back especially, the Canes haven’t been this deep for quite some time. We can all look forward to seeing these players on the field, no matter who’s dishing the ball out to them.