It was another ridiculously hot day in Coral Gables. There’s no doubt that the energy has been turned up a notch. Dan Enos is challenging these quarterbacks every snap and every second it feels.
We saw all the competing quarterbacks (Tate Martell, N’Kosi Perry, and Jarren Williams) get fairly equal reps, with Perry and Williams seemingly taking more than Martell for the second day in a row.
Today, it felt like Perry had the best day during the media viewing period. He was on time and on target with his throws. One particular throw that stood out to be was a pass to the back of the end zone that Larry Hodges was able to bring in by the tip of his fingers.
Jarren had flashes today, but struggled with his accuracy at times. He threw one pass that was completely behind RB Robert Burns. It was hard to tell if Burns ran the wrong route or if Williams just missed him.
Martell looked up and down today as well. He looks good at some points, but then he misses wide open receivers. It’s really tough to evaluate him, as I have mentioned beforehand.
He did hit his high school teammate TE Brevin Jordan on a wheel route today, but not before both tight ends motioned to the right side of the line and Jeremiah Payton came on a fake sweep. Watch the video below.
Robert Burns continues to work ahead of former five-star RB Lorenzo Lingard. I believe it’s more of a testament to Burns’ work and health than to anything Lingard is doing wrong. They’re all going to play.
We didn't get a very good look at the offensive or defensive line today.
And, as expected, former USC Trojan S Bubba Bolden arrived and was in attendance for practice today. On the way to the “Big Cane” drill, his position coach Ephraim Banda was running over to the huddle and yelled out, “let’s go Bubba!”
Bubba Bolden is here at Canes practice watching the safteys in shorts pic.twitter.com/8OqWpKrSlB— Gaboowins (@GabyUrrutia22) August 7, 2019
I don't believe he is game-ready and I don't think anybody expects him to be by the time they play Florida, which is just 17 days away.
If he is a go by the time the Hurricanes reach the meat of their schedule, starting October 5th against Virginia Tech, I believe he can contribute greatly.