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:
Miami Hurricanes 2020 Spring Position Preview: Tight End. Brevin Jordan, the best TE in America, might be out this spring, but there’s plenty more talent that will look to take a leap forward for the #Canes at this position. #TEU https://t.co/tgx4xJzgRP pic.twitter.com/zIKFv7k2HL— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) February 28, 2020
Candis McLean with the offensive line:
Justin Dottavio with the defensive line:
Marsh Thomas with the linebackers:
Gaby Urrutia with the cornerbacks:
Rising sophomores Christian Williams and Te’Cory Couch have an opportunity to cement themselves as reliable corners.— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) February 25, 2020
Miami Hurricanes 2020 Spring Position Preview: Cornerbacks #TheU #Canes https://t.co/kE5yNerFGu pic.twitter.com/DRezwPQFMd
Stephan Cheatham with the special teams:
Last Year It was Hedley, this year its Borregales. The Canes Special Teams must continue to improve and become a Strength for the Canes Football Team Miami— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) February 26, 2020
Hurricanes 2020 Spring Football Position Preview: Special Teams#Canes #Borregales #Hedley https://t.co/MtG7NDAfyW pic.twitter.com/OIHUs8gzPZ