The Miami Hurricanes offense should see significant improvement in 2019. New offensive coordinator Dan Enos has brought a more modern offense to Coral Gables.
The Miami Hurricanes offensive players will have a lot to learn this spring to get up to speed in Dan Enos’ offense. The offense is more intense and requires more decision making.
The Hurricanes will be using more motion and shifts. That requires opposing defenses to make decisions pre-snap as to what the Miami offense will run.
Enos comes to Miami after one season at Alabama as the quarterbacks coach. The Crimson Tide and QB Tua Tagovailoa set FBS records for passer rating in a season in 2018. Enos was the offensive coordinator at Arkansas and head coach at Central Michigan prior to coming to Miami.
Enos was expected to be promoted to offensive coordinator at Alabama but chose to join Manny Diaz’s rehauled offensive coaching staff. The former Michigan State QB will be completely in charge of the Miami offense similar to how Diaz ran the Hurricanes defense under Mark Richt.
Enos is part of what Diaz has dubbed The New Miami. The upgrades on offense, a new strength and conditioning coach, a mostly new recruiting staff and a renewed emphasis on accountability and fun have brought new energy to the Miami Hurricanes football program.
Rising Sophomore tight end Brevin Jordan who was in the top three on Miami in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns in 2018 discussed the Miami football team’s new attitude this spring with Christy Chirinos of the Sun Sentinel.
“The energy feels so much different…It’s fun, man. The whole vibe of this team, we walk into the locker room excited, excited to be here, excited to be Miami. Coach Diaz, when he says ‘The New Miami,’ he means it. It’s true. It feels different.”
Jordan was a key part of the Hurricanes offense in 2018. He is expected to continue to be one of Miami’s leading receivers this fall. Jordan will potentially get a chance to re-team with his high school teammate QB Tate Martell. Jordan referred to Martell as elite multiple times during Tuesday’s first practice of the spring.
Enos has to integrate a lot of new players in addition to installing a new offense. Martell, offensive tackle Tommy Kennedy and wide receiver K.J Osborn are transfers who are all expected to make immediate impacts for the Miami Hurricanes in 2019.
Kennedy comes to Coral Gables from Butler and Osborn from Buffalo. Both are Graduate transfers with one season of eligibility remaining. Miami also added running back Asa Martin from Auburn who is expected to sit out the 2019 season and not pursue a waiver to play immediately.
Enos spoke to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson about what the Hurricanes new offense will look like.
”There’s a lot of window dressing: shifts, motions, personnel groupings and alignments and things they have to get accustomed to…We knew there would be a learning curve. There has been.
A lot of the guys have done a really good job of trying to learn things on their own and study. We’ve challenged them. The more things we can do offensively, put pressure on defenses, the better off it’s going to make our football team.
Diaz has completely changed the vibe of the Miami football program. There is a renewed energy. It’s prevalent everywhere. Players, staff, media and the Miami football fanbase are all excited about the 2019 season.
A lot of the frustration during Richt’s tenure focused on a stagnant offense. That’s not likely to be the case under Enos. When Diaz was brought back from Temple just 18 days after the Owls hired him he made it clear that he was going to mold the entire Miami football team in the image of his defense.
Diaz said in his introductory press conference that he wants the entire team to play fast, physical and violent. Expect Miami to be fast and aggressive on offense under the new regime.