It’s very easy to get overly excited about spring practice, and Hurricanes fans are filled with enthusiasm and optimism after day one in Coral Gables. For the first time since the Pinstripe Bowl in December, and the first time under new head coach Manny Diaz, the Canes are playing football again. It’s only practice, in March, but it’s still football.
With a new offense being showcased under OC Dan Enos, seeing added transfer players for the first time and former Canes like Michael Irvin and Greg Olsen in attendance, there was much to be positive about.
Nobody showed that positivity and prospective more than sophomore tight end Brevin Jordan. During his post-practice interview with reporters, the Las Vegas native gave Hurricanes fans the reassurance they’ve been waiting to hear for months now.
Brevin Jordan announces UM offense now has lots of motion and will put up big numbers. Wheeeee!— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) March 19, 2019
Perhaps nothing will make a Canes fan smile more than hearing two things; lots of motion and scoring points on offense. Enos’ multiple set offense is a breath of fresh air for Miami, having seen how last year’s offensive scheme under Mark Richt lacked diversity and new-age techniques.
One word that Jordan used frequently during his interview was elite, and he didn’t refrain from using it when describing Miami’s new-look offense. An “elite” offense is what the Hurricanes need more than anything, and something that the program has been without for a long time.
Moving onto transfer quarterback Tate Martell, his long awaited debut came to fruition on Tuesday. And while he’s still awaiting the NCAA’s decision on his eligibility, Jordan, who played with Martell in high school, said nothing but good things.
“His swag is so Miami,” Jordan told reporters about Martell. It’s not just Tate’s dual threat ability as a quarterback that only builds the excitement, but his confidence and swagger he carries with him as well, and it’s great that translates onto the field.
UM tight end Brevin Jordan on Manny Diaz and the new vibe around the program: "When he says The New Miami, he's being for real, you all. We're elite. Tune in Aug. 24.”— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) March 19, 2019
Though nothing is sweeter, and nothing will pump you up more than this. “When he says The New Miami, he’s being for real, you all. We’re elite. Tune in Aug. 24,” Jordan said after practice regarding coach Diaz. Jordan is a player that fully gets it, and understands what the expectations are at Miami, and after coming off a disappointing 7-6 season in 2018, for one of your top players to express that confidence, it’s nothing short of electrifying.