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Hurricanes Fall Camp Preview

Alex Donno
July 24, 2019 - 3:10 pm

Manny Diaz and the Miami Hurricanes are all set to open training camp on Friday. 

We're just one month away from seeing the Canes take on the Florida Gators. There is lot's of work to be done in that month, including finding a starting signal caller. 

Andrew Ivins from Inside The U joined me and Omar Kelly on WQAM to geat ready for the season. 

To Andrew, experience can be a big factor in naming a starting quarterback, since Miami hits the ground running with a tough opponent. 

"I'm still giving the advantage right now to N'Kosi Perry, since week one is against Florida on a national stage," Ivins said. "I think it would be pretty hard for Manny Diaz and Dan Enos to roll out a guy there who has never started a collegiate game before, and Tate Martell and Jarren Williams haven't."

Perry had mixed success in his redshirt freshman season in 2018, completing 50.8 percent of his passes for 13 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. 

Ivins added that his leanings to Perry are just a hunch, as everyone at Miami has been very tight lipped about the quarterback competition. Thus far, Diaz and offensive coordinator Enos haven't given any clues, beyond saying they plan to name a starter by the end of the second week of practice. 

I asked Ivins what he thinks will be the biggest difference fans can expect from a Dan Enos run offense, versus those run by Mark Richt and (former OC) Thomas Brown in recent years:

"It's motion. They are going to move guys around on offense to try and confuse defenses. Miami fans have been crying for motion for years now. I think that's one big thing. You will see a lot of receivers in motion and a lot of two tight end and three tight end sets. Miami is extremely deep at tight end. I would not be surprised, especially week one against Florida, if Miami tries to attack their linebackers with speed at that position."

Surely, this is music to the years of every Hurricanes fan. Miami should be much more fun to watch on the offensive side of the football. 

Miami will face Florida on August 24th from Camping World Stadium in Orlando. You can listen to the game on 560 WQAM, with coverage starting at 3:00.