Miami Hurricanes football is once again setting high expectations in the offseason, will it carry over to the regular season?
With Super Bowl 54 in their home stadium. the Miami Hurricanes have managed to grab some headlines of their own.
Miami legend Ed Reed joining the team as an advisor is the latest move by the program to rejuvenate the fan base.
If you wrote an offseason checklist for the Hurricanes, your script already has a Hollywood ending.
-Rhett Lashlee as OC
-Landed D’Eriq King
-Landed Quincy Roche
-Hired Ed Reed as chief of staff pic.twitter.com/tZHXF2Aqg6
— Mamba Marsh (@hurricanesmarsh) January 30, 2020
Don’t forget about the kicking woes which may be in the past with the arrival of Jose Borregales via FIU.
Manny Diaz heard you loud and clear Canes fans.
The Hurricanes quickly made people forget about the Independence Bowl.
Hope is for now renewed in Coral Gables, with seven months to fuel the hype flame.
D’Eriq King brings a dynamic resume to the quarterback room that needed a hierarchy.
Former Dolphins coach and ex-UM assistant coach Dave Wannstedt said UM got the “steal of the transfer portal” in quarterback D’Eriq King, and Johnson said Diaz’s move to an up-tempo spread offense shows a willingness to adapt. https://t.co/pkeLERetGF
— Miami Herald Sports (@HeraldSports) January 29, 2020
He is the alpha without a doubt this season and will have carry the weight accordingly.
Rhett Lashlee and his 21st century offense look to breath life into a predictable and stagnant Miami attack.
The relationship between King and Lashlee will be one to watch as Spring approaches.
While on the other side of the ball, Quincy Roche adds a second elite pass rusher to bookend Gregory Rousseau.
Roche makes a team strength even stronger, and with many changes on offense the defense will set the tone.
Diaz made a splash in the offseason much to the delight of the Hurricanes faithful.
A lot of new faces will look to mesh with the holdovers, that cohesion takes time.
Fortunately the early season schedule seems favorable on paper.
Time will tell if the offseason good fortune will translate into wins on the field.
For now, the arrow is up.
As long as we beat Temple.