Five topics to expect for Miami Football at 2019 ACC Kickoff

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How is the new coaching staff adjusting? 

While most of the position coaches remained on the Miami Hurricanes defense, they did add defensive line coach Todd Stroud and co-defensive coordinator and inside linebackers coach Blake Baker. Jonathan Patke moved from coaching outside linebackers to special teams and strikers for 2019.

The offensive staff is entirely new. The biggest job will be Enos’. He has to install an entirely new offense while working with the QBs on their improvement. If Miami’s offense shows significant development in 2019 Enos should be up for the Broyles Award for the nation’s best assistant coach.

Wide receivers coach Taylor Stubblefield has a talented group to work with. Jeff Thomas returns after leading the Hurricanes in receptions and receiving yards in 2018, K.J. Osborn has quickly become the leader of the WRs and Mike Harley adds experience. The backup WRs are largely untested.

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Miami should be set at RB and TE on offense. New RB coach Eric Hickson and TE coach Stephen Field have not been talked about much during the offseason because there is not a lot of concern about the performance the Hurricanes will receive from those positions. Led by DeeJay Dallas and Brevin Jordan, UM is stacked at RB and TE.