Rebuilt Secondary Key to Success for Miami Defense

RALEIGH, NC - NOVEMBER 19: Malek Young
RALEIGH, NC - NOVEMBER 19: Malek Young /
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Speaking to HurricaneSports, Johnson said:

"“We are doing well…We are communicating. We just have to work on little details here and there, but for the most part we are gelling, making calls, communicating and everyone is on the same page – way better than day one.”"

In addition to newcomers Dean and Delaney, Miami brings in a talented a group of freshman in the defensive backfield. Trajan Bandy is the one to watch.

Young discussed the group of newcomers.

"“We have different groups of cornerbacks…[Dee] Delaney, he’s pretty physical with his hands. [Jhavonte] Dean, he’s long, he knows how to use his feet. He could use his hands, he could cover ground because he’s long. And Trajan [Bandy], he could move his feet side to side. He’s a good smaller guy, and he’s aggressive for the size he is.”"

Delaney was a Football Championship Subdivision All-American at the Citadel the last two seasons. He and Dean should keep Miami’s play at cornerback at a high level this season. Elder was the leader of the defense in 2016 and arguably their best play maker.