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“Let’s Be Jerks” Doesn’t Just Apply to Miami’s Defense Anymore

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Hurricane fans are hoping for a major bounce-back on offense in 2019.

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It’s been a while since Miami had a consistent and confident offense. Under Mark Richt, there were great moments, but there were far-too-many scoring droughts in 2016 and 2017 to call it ‘consistent’ — and we all know how abysmal 2018 was.

In a wild turn of events, and in less than a month after the conclusion of the 2018 season, Miami had a new head coach and an entirely new offensive coaching staff on their hands. The staff contains Dan Enos, Miami’s new offensive coordinator. Enos was previously Alabama’s quarterback coach and was expected to become their offensive coordinator in 2019.

Enos has been an offensive coordinator before, however, as he was Arkansas’ OC before he took the Alabama job.

Why should Miami fans be excited about Dan Enos? For starters, Enos utilized tight ends wonderfully during his time at Arkansas, a crucial factor for ‘Tight End U.’ Enos also has an impressive track record when it comes to coaching quarterbacks — one of Miami’s most turbulent position groups in 2018.

Although his tenure at Miami is extremely young, Enos has quickly pleased the fans: ”Let’s be different, let’s shift, let’s motion, let’s use our groupings, let’s go fast, let’s go slow, and do those things,” Enos told 560 WQAM. “I’ve always been wanting to do that — be multiple and give defenses things they have to practice against from week to week and get ready and get prepared for and spend time on.”

Enos’ quote is exactly what Miami’s fans and players want to hear. If Enos is true to his word, the stubbornness and simplicity that plagued the ‘Canes in 2018 will be completely gone. No longer will there be situations where the opponent already knows which play Miami is running. Most importantly, Enos is bringing confidence and swagger to the offense — something that could only be found on defense in previous years.

This kind of revamp couldn’t have come at a better time, as the Hurricanes’ roster is stacked with talent offensively and defensively. Hopefully, we will get a taste of the exciting things to come for Miami during spring camp.