Five topics to expect for Miami Football at 2019 ACC Kickoff

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How will the offense be fixed?

Manny Diaz’s first order of business as the Miami football head coach was to fire the entire offensive coaching. Diaz did not even wait 24 hours to give the offensive coaches their pink slips on New Years’s Eve. Diaz brought in Dan Enos to run the offense the way he ran the defense for Mark Richt.

Enos has been a head coach at Central Michigan, offensive coordinator at Arkansas and spent the 2018 season at Alabama as the QB coach. Enos tutored Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts with the Crimson Tide last season to passing efficiency records by Tagaovailoa and Alabama as a team.

There has been a lot of discussion with the different ways that Enos will run a more modern offense than Richt did. He is expected to keep the offense simple, but utilize more motion and formations. The biggest thing that is going to improve the Hurricanes offense is better play at QB. That’s why Enos was hired.

Enos has stated that they wanted to narrow the QB competition from three to two early in training camp. Miami would like to decide on a starting QB, even if it’s internally, about two weeks before they play Florida.

Miami is deep at the skill positions on offense. The running game should be very good. It cannot carry the Miami offense. If the QB play is not elevated opponents will stack the box and dare the Hurricanes to run the football. There is too much talent with a three-deep backfield, Jeff Thomas at WR and Brevin Jordan at TE to struggle.