Despite defections Miami Hurricanes believe DL can thrive

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 11: Brandon Wimbush
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 11: Brandon Wimbush /
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"“Talent-wise we have it…There is no doubt about that, and everybody who doubts it, I disagree with them…We lost some good guys, but that talent’s always going to be coming in…We’ve got some good guys now. It’s all a matter of making sure we get around them and feel the pressure that’s going to be put on them. It’s a special bunch of guys. They can hold up.”"

After rebuilding the secondary last season, the defensive line will have a lot of new faces this season. Miami will be most experienced at linebacker and at safety in 2018.

Joe Jackson who is Miami’s best returning defensive linemen is high on Garvin’s potential. Garvin tied safety Jaquan Johnson for the team lead in fumble recoveries with two. Jackson called Garvin “a freak of nature”

Diaz spoke about what Garvin needs to do to be an All-ACC caliber player.

"“Being firmer at the point of attack, and he was…The Wisconsin game, Garvin’s in there and he’s strong against their power-running offense. It’s the idea of, you can’t be that guy who plays good every now and then.”"

Jackson is also impressed by Jon Ford who should be in the rotation with Silvera, Bethel and Willis at defensive tackle.

"“Once he learns everything, once he learns how to stay in his gaps, we’re going to be very dominant on the inside,”"