Day seven of fall camp for the Miami Hurricanes is done, and the media talked to tight ends coach Stephen Field, and junior tight ends Brevin Jordan and Will Mallory on Friday evening.
Everyone knows I’m a HUGE fan of Jordan, but what he had to say tonight, made me even a bigger fan of his, if that’s possible.
When talking about the 2019 season, and what drove him to recover from the injuries he suffered last year, Jordan didn’t hold back.
“We lost to FIU, lost to Duke, and lost to La Tech. I was in a dark place. I was sick. I came to the U to win championships. That drove me. I grind day in and day out.”
Brevin Jordan says it was tough to watch Miami struggle last year while he was out. Adds that proved motivation for him to get healthy: "My fuel was seeing my team. ... I was in a dark place. I was so hurt, sick. ... that drove me."— Christy Chirinos (@ChristyChirinos) August 15, 2020
Boom, simple as that. As a fan, that’s what you want to hear from one of your best players, knowing how much last season bothered the guys on the team, not just the fans.
Jordan finished 2019 with 35 catches, 495 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns, and was named a finalist for the John Mackey Award, even though he didn’t play past the FSU game due to injuries.
When asked about being the best tight end in college football, Jordan said, “I don’t think I’m the best tight end in the country.” He notes missing a lot of the 2019 season is part of the reason for that.
Another thing that jumped out to me while talking to Brevin, was the respect he has for quarterback D’Eriq King. King, as you all know, transferred to Miami earlier this year from Houston, where he became one of the most dynamic players in the country.
“D’Eriq King is an electric player. He’s the first one to come in the building, last one to leave the building. It’s his year,” Brevin told the media.
Throughout Jordan’s first two years at Miami, the quarterback play at Miami has been somewhat erratic, and you could tell King has made a real impact since arriving in Coral Gables, especially on Brevin.
“D’Eriq came in and added fuel to the whole team. He’s just a great dude. He’s a dude you want in your locker room,” said Jordan.
And also with the arrival of new offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee, Jordan is excited to be working with King, and the opportunities a new system and scheme will bring to the Hurricanes offense.
“This offense definitely shows our athleticism. My chemistry with D’Eriq has been great. He comes in and changes the whole atmosphere.”
Being the character that he is, Jordan ended the call saying, ““Y’all missed me huh? I know y’all did.”