Answering Questions About Miami Hurricanes From FSU’s Chop Chat

DURHAM, NC - SEPTEMBER 29: Braxton Berrios
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Malik Rosier will be facing by far the most talented defense he’s seen thus far in FSU.  How do you think Mark Richt will look to attack FSU defensively. 

"Miami wants to establish the run first. During their four-game losing streak last season they failed to run the football well. If they can run the ball well, they are tough to defend. FSU might be the most talented defense they’ve faced, but they are not the best. Duke’s defense is giving up over 40 yards less per game than Florida State’s defense is."

Who are some key names to be on the lookout for (Miami Offensively)?

"The obvious names to watch are Walton, Rosier and Ahmmon Richards. Richards had a huge game against Duke after missing the first two games of the season. Running Back Travis Homer and Wide Receiver Braxton Berrios have been pleasant surprises this season. The best battle to watch should be Miami tight end Chris Herndon IV against Derwin James. Herdon had a big game against Toledo but was quiet against Bethune-Cookman and Duke."

What we didn’t discuss with Chop Chat was Herndon’s inconsistency this season. Miami needs Herndon to be a big part of the offense this season. Although Rosier and the offense has been rolling it’s going to be hard to continue that success without Herdon playing a big role.