It was a great weekend, my fellow ‘Caniacs. The ‘Canes are sitting at 1-0 and atop of the Coastal Division; Duke Johnson rushed for 135 and two touchdowns; and Stephen Morris showed that he is capable of leading the troops.
Let’s have a look at what’s happening in the world of Miami Hurricanes football, shall we.
* The latest depth chart lists true freshman Ereck Flowers as the starting RT. Seantrel Henderson is listed as Flowers’ back-up.
* Following the win at Boston College, offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch was impressed by QB Stephen Morris. “…he never strayed from the game plan and took chances downfield. That was really the most important thing we preached last week that we were going to be real patient. We didn’t want to kind of put ourselves in difficult situations, force any throws downfield.”
* Freshman RB Duke Johnson was named ACC Rookie of the Week. “Johnson scored his career-first touchdown of a 54-yard run in the second quarter and added a 56-yard score in the third quarter. He tallied a team-high 214 all-purpose yards (135 rushing, 10 receiving and 69 kick return).”
* According to The Miami Herald, RB Duke Johnson was “surprised, excited” when LeBron James tweeted about his performance against Boston College. Said Johnson, “We appreciated [that] he took the time out to watch us, tweet about me.”
* Freshman WR Malcolm Lewis scored his first collegiate touchdown against Boston College on an 18-yard pass. Lewis passed senior Kendal Thompkins as first-team WR on the latest depth chart.
* Freshman LB Eddie Johnson passed Thurston Armbrister at first-team strong-side linebacker.
* 13 freshman reportedly saw action at Boston College: Duke Johnson, Eddie Johnson, Malcolm Lewis, Ereck Flowers, Deon Bush, Tracy Howard, Tyriq McCord, Antonio Crawford, Rayshawn Jenkins, Gabe Terry, Earl Moore, Herb Waters and Jelani Hamilton.
* LB Jawand Blue, who was originally slated to make the trip to Boston College did not make the trip.
* To many Miami fans amazement (I’m not sure why they are so surprised), the ‘Canes are not ranked in the latest poll. Maybe, and I say maybe, if Miami defeats Kansas State they will start to receive some votes. Until that statement win, don’t expect the U to be ranked after beating a depleted Boston College.
* Head coach Al Golden held his weekly press conference today. Some points he made: following Duke’s performance, the running back situation will remain the same – Mike James, Duke Johnson and Eduardo Clements; DB Deon Bush received 30 snaps at Boston College and finished with four tackles; Golden is unsure about running a no-huddle offense at Kansas State; TE Dyron Dye is listed as a starter at TE on the latest depth chart; DT Curtis Porter will be inactive at Kansas State.