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Nolecast preview: Miami vs. Florida State

Florida State hosts Miami looking to stay undefeated against the Hurricanes under Jimbo Fisher.

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Bud Elliott and Ingram Smith return with another episode of the Nolecast. It is Miami week, and time to preview the Miami Hurricanes.

What does Miami do on offense?

  • RB Mark Walton is very good. Wonder if he is healthy?
  • Typically in 11 personnel, out of shotgun. Some tempo.
  • WR Ahmmon Richards is a stud, Lawrence Cager is a good big-body option on the outside, and slot Braxton Berrios is pretty good.
  • Miami’s offensive line has not been tested. Good size, but all three defensive lines FSU has faced are somewhat (Wake) or a lot (Alabama, NC State) better than Duke, Toledo, or Bethune Cookman.
  • QB Malik Rozier has played well, but has not been tested much. Pretty mobile, and the Hurricanes feature his legs a lot.
  • Miami does a good job of getting the ball to its playmakers

How should Florida State attack Miami’s offense? We discuss

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What does Miami do on defense?

  • Extremely aggressive. Borderline reckless.
  • Very active front with several potential NFL players including Kendrick Norton.
  • Miami has good linebackers who have grown up and make plays.
  • Miami’s secondary is very much unproven
  • Defensive coordinator Manny Diaz will bring pressure from all spots
  • Toledo did throw it effectively by spreading them out, but Toledo’s passing game is more cohesive than FSU’s

We discuss how FSU should attack it