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X’s and Ro Video Mailbag Series: UVA week

The University of Virginia is coming to town and Miami is defending the Rock as big favorites on prime time TV. Apparently questions remain.

Miami v Louisville Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Some great question this week. SOTU’s own Marsh Thomas even graced this edition with a hard hitting question over offensive line personnel. Zion Nelson or John Campbell at left tackle? The back drop is that the Miami Hurricanes have improved as a unit over a year ago.

The offensive line was last in the ACC last year in sacks allowed with 51 (3.92 per contest) and dead last in rushing averaging only 118.08 a game. This year the #canes are averaging 179 yards rushing and only giving up 2.40 sacks a contest. There is always room for improvement but a clear cut winner for left tackle?

Run game diversification. Did the Miami Hurricanes diversify the run game off the embarrassing loss to Clemson? Three examples of either perspective, efficacy or wrinkles pave the way that I believe it has. Miami will need to continue this trend if it wants to run the ball with a gauntlet of conference games on deck.

Are the wide receivers doing enough at the line of scrimmage to win their matchups? We go back to the Clemson week to show that Yes. There is examples of us winning at the line of scrimmage but finishing down field is a different story.

X’s and Ro is a video mailbag series that takes the questions and often times uses in game clips and examples to explain the answers. #gocanes.