Four different UM quarterbacks threw touchdowns, and Cam Harris found the endzone 3 times on Saturday’s scrimmage as the offense put up big numbers on the defense.
2️⃣3️⃣ had himself a night— Canes F tball (@CanesFootball) August 23, 2020
77 yards on 13 carries and three total TDs. pic.twitter.com/IxhIgiXXDP
With the season opener against UAB just over two weeks away, it appears that the Canes’ offense is molding at the perfect time. Finding the endzone consistently is something UM offenses have struggled to do for the last 3-4 seasons. Thankfully, those struggles seem to be in the rearview mirror, armed with D’Eriq King’s ability and offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee’s scheme.
Of course, there’s room for improvement, it’s a scrimmage after all. Miami’s defense forced multiple turnovers, pushing back the aggressive attack from the offense. However, seeing a cohesive offensive push in a game-like setting for the ‘Canes should be promising for fans, even if there are some areas to work on.
In addition to some of UM’s more-proven talent on both sides of the ball, multiple freshmen garnered attention in their first game-like atmosphere with the ‘Canes. Xavier Restrepo, Keyshawn Smith, Don Chaney Jr., and Chantz Williams were a handful of standouts from the bunch, as the youngsters took full advantage of the playing time.
A couple notes on freshmen:— Canes F tball (@CanesFootball) August 23, 2020
Keyshawn Smith: 3 catches, 53 yards
Brian Balom: 7 tackles, INT and a forced fumble
Xavier Restrepo: 79 yards, TD
Other notes on Cam Harris and more: https://t.co/FtLcbCd1em
While the offseason has been filled with uncertainty on whether the games will actually be played, the future is bright, and the many changes in culture and staff seem to finally be paying off.