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Miami’s Offense Shows Its Talent and Ability in Second Scrimmage

A completely new offense has given fans much to be excited about during the offseason. Now, ‘Canes fans can start to see it in action.

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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.

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.

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.