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