As the Hurricanes continue spring practice this week, there's been changes regarding the offensive line. DJ Scaife told reporters on Tuesday that he’s switched back to playing right tackle. “I’ve been playing tackle my whole life,” Scaife said to the media.
DJ Scaife Jr. says he's been working at right tackle this spring, competing with incumbent starter Jarrid Williams. Navaughn Donaldson has been working as the right guard after missing most of last season with a knee injury.— David Wilson (@DBWilson2) March 23, 2021
Part of the reason Scaife is back at tackle is the return of a now healthy Navaughn Donaldson, who has been practicing with the first team offense at right guard. Donaldson tore his ACL and MCL late in the 2019 season, and after playing sparingly at the end of last year, he’s ready for his senior season.
Corey Gaynor on Navaughn Donaldson: "Vaughn's got his mojo back."— Christy Chirinos (@ChristyChirinos) March 15, 2021
Scaife will be battling with Jarrid Williams for the starting right tackle spot. Williams was Miami’s starting RT in 2020, after transferring from Houston prior to the start of the season. Following last year, Williams announced he’d be returning for his seventh season.
DJ Scaife says he's been working at right tackle this spring. Navaughn Donaldson is at right guard. "I've been playing tackle my whole life."— Manny Navarro (@Manny_Navarro) March 23, 2021
With Scaife moving to tackle and Donaldson back healthy, that means the starting spot at left guard is up for grabs. It’ll be between Jakai Clark and Jalen Rivers, who have both been getting reps with the first team offense during spring practice.
Jared Harrison-Hunte on OG Jalen Rivers: "That's a big boy. I'll say that. He's hard to move. He hits hard. I like going against him. It makes me better every day."— Manny Navarro (@Manny_Navarro) March 23, 2021