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Spring Preview 2020

Position by position breakdown from the SOTU staff

NCAA Football: Georgia Tech at Miami Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

For the first time this decade, the Miami Hurricanes will take the field for an official practice as spring ball begins In Coral Gables.

All eyes will be on quarterback D’Eriq King, who transferred from Houston and was responsible for 50 touchdowns in 2018. King played in just four games a year ago before deciding to sit out the rest of the season to retain eligibility, giving himself the opportunity to play his final year elsewhere.

Offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee also makes his Hurricanes debut this morning. A year ago, the same level of excitement and possibility existed for former OC Dan Enos. Time told that Enos simply wasn’t a fit for this Miami Hurricanes team. His offense finished 98th out of 130 teams.

Lashlee’s, who was the OC at SMU the last two years, finished 9th and averaged 485.2 yards per game and 40.9 points per game.

But there are certainly other areas on the team that have questions lingering.

How does the linebacker room respond after losing two four year starters? What about the young receivers room, who lost their veteran leader in K.J. Osborn? How much better is the offensive line going to be with everybody returning? Gilbert Frierson or Keontra Smith at striker?

We don't have all the answers yet, but the staff over here at State of The U put together a position-by-position breakdown of this Hurricanes roster to help you get a better understanding of how this roster will shape out this spring.

Roman Marciante with the quarterback preview:

Jon Somma with the running backs:

Marsh Thomas with the receivers:

Cam Underwood with the tight ends:

Candis McLean with the offensive line:

Justin Dottavio with the defensive line:

Marsh Thomas with the linebackers:

Gaby Urrutia with the cornerbacks:

Stephan Cheatham with the special teams: