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X’s and Ro Video Mailbag Series: Hurricanes bye week.

The Miami Hurricanes are on a bye week as they prepare for a road game vs. the NC State Wolfpack. That didn’t stop the #canes fan base from asking some tough questions this week.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 24 Pitt at Miami Photo by Doug Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Miami Hurricanes are 5-1 and in a bye week. All is good or is it? After the heavy favorited Hurricanes narrowly escaped a loss to the Virginia Cavaliers, a lot of attention focused on the offense. With NC State on the road looming on the horizon, can the Hurricanes gain their early season fire power form?

A Hurricane running back has not ran for over 100 yards since Louisville and it seems the running game is content with banging its head against the wall for long stretches. Big plays still remain and that has been a big frequent occurrence in 2020 under offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee.

Mike Harley was obviously the talk of the town after the contest. Was there something they did differently with the game plan? When you consider the second play of the game went BANG, you certainly can make an argument. But when you consider the receptions that Harley had in relationship to what has already been shown on tape, the speedy senior just made the most of his opportunities.

The red zone was the issue last week. Point blank and end of story. When you only amass six points in your first three red zone attempts that is abysmal. What if they targeted the tight ends more in the red zone? Here you will see a mirrored smash concept that falls short when quarterback D’Eriq King targets Will Mallory. I wasn’t necessarily wowed by the play calls down their either if I am being Frank. (That is all I can be by the way)

A ton of questions were asked this week online and we did our best to deliver. Over 20 minutes of question, film and answer on X’s and Ro. The video mailbag series geared to answer all things Hurricanes.