Rebuilt Secondary Key to Success for Miami Defense

RALEIGH, NC - NOVEMBER 19: Malek Young
RALEIGH, NC - NOVEMBER 19: Malek Young /
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RALEIGH, NC – NOVEMBER 19: Malek Young /

Miami cornerbacks coach Mike Rumph who played on the 2001 National Champions and was a first round pick spoke about his prized new pupil.

"“He steps up for the big games, and I saw that going against one of the top receivers in the ACC against South Carolina and then going against, like I said, one of the best in the game last year-Dalvin Cook,” Rumph said. “So, just excited to see how he reacts when he gets in our stadium with the crowd in there and how he plays with that situation.”"

Despite all the losses from last season’s secondary, Miami still brings back a lot of talent and added to what’s already there. Rumph is also excited the players he gets to coach this season.

"“The depth is, well, I’m excited…I’ve got seven corners I work with, so it’s an easy room for me and the depth changes have been countermoving. I’ve been changing them to see how they react to certain situations. Some days they’re on the one, some days they’re on the two, and some of the threes are rotating in there with twos, so it’s like a musical chairs right now. But I definitely like what I’m seeing.”"

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The secondary is a key to watch during the remainder of training camp and through the first two games of the season. Miami gets a huge test early in the season. UM will play at Florida State in the ACC opener week three.