While not being able to play for 3 weeks was tough on players, it gave star tight end Brevin Jordan the time he needed in order to get fully healthy.
Manny Diaz says it was "exciting" to see Brevin Jordan at practice today.— Christy Chirinos (@ChristyChirinos) December 2, 2020
"It's hard to make an impact when you're in and out of the lineup ... to get him back going ... he's a major factor on our offense as a weapon."
Jordan, a 3-year starter at UM, is a matchup nightmare for defenders but hasn’t been able to stay on the field for as long as he’d like to. That’s not uncommon for the 2020 season, as Miami was without 15 players for their game at Duke. It was, however, a game in which Jordan hauled in his first touchdown since late-September when the ‘Canes crushed rival Florida State.
Brevin snagged 4 passes for 75 yards and a score, his best marks since catching 7 balls for 120 yards and a touchdown against Louisville.
Miami’s offense stumbled out of the gate on Saturday night in Durham, NC with an opening-drive fumble, but once the slight rust wore off, they pitched one of their most convincing ACC victories in recent memory. Jordan’s re-emergence played a huge role in this, proving why he’s one of quarterback D’Eriq King’s most reliable targets. The praise for Jordan’s performance was abundant, deservedly so.
D'Eriq King on Brevin Jordan: "Brevin is a great player. He's one of the best in the country...Him and Will Mallory are the best tight end duo in the country."— Josh White (@_JoshRWhite) December 6, 2020
What we saw on Saturday was a team thrilled to be back on the field. They were hungry, motivated, and focused, leading to Miami’s drubbing of the Blue Devils. Amongst the most determined was Jordan, who absolutely played up to his early-draft pick predictions. Here’s wishing Jordan a clean bill of health for the remainder of the season, as well as the players who weren’t able to travel with the team this week.