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Did Kirk Herbstreit Throw Shade at The U?

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Fair critique, but still shade.

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Miami may be ranked no. 8 in the National Top 25, but Kirk Herbstreit believes the Hurricanes should have been lowered a bit, and it kinda feel like a bit of shade was thrown. Solid critique, but distant uncle-detailed shade towards the U. In a recent interview with the Miami Herald, the College Gameday co-host opened up about Miami’s current ranked position following their last season and while Herb provided solid critique about Malik Rosier’s development as well as The U’s defensive line, he would have ranked them between the “Top 10” or “Top 12.”

“I don’t think you can necessarily look at the way the season ended and let’s say let’s put them down to 15 to 18 because they lost their last three,” Herbstreit tells the publication, ”You look at the backfield, you look at the depth you now have at receiver that they didn’t have a year ago. You look at their offensive line. You have every reason reason to believe this all comes down to - hate to say it - Malik Rosier and his development from where he was a year ago.”

Herbstreit followed up by stating that the Canes’ starting QB did have moments of prosperity in big games as well as a solid shout out to the turnover chain, but the three losses at the end of 2017 obviously showed his weaknesses, according the piece. He eventually concludes with stating that The U’s success this season would be based on Rosier’s performance.

We know that that Malik Rosier didn’t have a great end to his amazing start in 2017, but Mark Richt feels confidence in his starting QB’s ability to make Miami a contender. Most importantly, did people forget the fact that the Canes still have N’Kosy Perry and Jarren Williams? Because they’re definitely getting some reps this season since this could be Rosier’s final season. With that being said, that defense could make The U Top 5, not top Top 10.

Top 5, Top 5, Top 5.