During a Friday night meeting with local media, Miami tight ends coach Stephen Field covered a multiple topics ranging from the new offense to Miami’s success on the recruiting trail.
The first thing discussed by Field was how the TEs were adjusting to the new offense and quarterback.
Field said “We concentrate on working hard in our room, whoever the quarterback is, … whoever our quarterback is they’re excited. They’re excited about the new offense, … they work hard. They’re good young men.”
Fields mentioned that the new offense will give everyone the opportunity to get the ball in their hands.
He noted that under new offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee, having so much passing and running makes the offense fun for the players. Field said that Lashlee does a great job getting players to want to play for him.
Last season at SMU, Rhett Lashlee’s offense ranked 8th in yards per game. Miami was near the bottom in the nation at No. 103. Lashlee’s offense should be successful in Coral Gables due to having more talented athletes than he did at SMU and considering that he will properly utilize them in a fast paced, up tempo, spread offense.
This offseason, Coach Field and Miami’s staff have been very successful at getting the top talent in South Florida to stay home and “Make the Crib Great”.
As a former local high school coach at Miami Northwestern, Field is very familiar with the scene despite joining the staff in 2019.
Field hasn’t just been good, he’s been ELITE.
Stephen Field ranks in the top ten nationally and first in the ACC among recruiters in the 2021 recruiting class. Fields is responsible for 7 commitments in the class. He has landed WR Romello Bronson, OG Laurence Seymore, TE Elijah Arroyo, S Kamren Kinchens, TE Kahlil Brantley, CB Tim Burns Jr, and LB Deshawn Troutman.
Field credited most of the Canes success on the recruiting trail to one person in particular.
“I think one thing we have is our head football coach is a real dude. He’s genuine … he builds genuine relationships and I think recruits recognize that.”
Stephen Field made it clear that when he recruits players, he wants to know the player and who they are, building relationships with them.
“It’s genuine relationships. My thing in recruiting is really getting to know the young men and their families, … that’s what’s key. That’s what’s important. And it’s recognized here that’s real.”