Miami football helped by more user friendly offense without spring practice

ORLANDO, FL - AUGUST 24: (L-R) Florida.(Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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The limit of only four spring practices by the Miami football team in March will be helped by the fact the Hurricanes are going from a complex offense to a more user-friendly one according to head coach Manny Diaz.

The Miami football program fired former offensive coordinator Dan Enos in December and replaced him with former SMU offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee in January. The change from the pro-style offense that Enos runs and the more user up-tempo, spread offense by Lashlee should create a smooth transition.

The Lashlee offense relies largely on simple concepts and the fast pace to wear down opponents. Enos ran far more complex concepts in his pro-style system. Head coach Manny Diaz told the Joe Rose Show on Thursday morning that he would be more concerned if Miami was going from a more simplistic to a complex offense.

Diaz spoke about the experience that D’Eriq King will bring at quarterback and the overall experience on the Miami football team. Nearly every position unit for the Hurricanes will be more experienced in 2020 than they were in 2019. Experienced teams generally win at a higher rate than younger ones.

"“I would be more concerned if we were going from an offense that was relatively simple to one that was relatively complex. That’s not the case. We’re going from an offense that was fairly complex to one that’s more user-friendly for our guys. Obviously we would have taken all the practices we could get.We have a much more experienced offense than we had a year ago, Our age and experience number one in the quarterback room, we’re bringing back our entire offensive line, bringing back the wide receivers, tight ends, and running backs—we’re just an older offensive football team than we were a year ago so the guys have a better understanding of what it is all about.”"

In addition to King, Miami has added defensive end, Quincy Roche, as a graduate transfer from Temple and King’s former Houston teammate Jarrid Williams as a grad transfer to help solidify the offensive line. FIU transfer Jose Borregales will stabilize the kicking game for Miami and add another experienced player in the locker room.

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Freshman Issiah Walker announced his transfer to Miami this spring after spending one semester at Florida. The addition of Williams will allow Walker the option of redshirting in 2020 if he doesn’t get a waiver to play. The Lashlee offense should help utilize all of the Hurricanes players’ skills on that side of the ball better in 2020.