Miami football 5 questions for first scrimmage Sunday

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How will D’Eriq King perform running the new Rhett Lashlee, up-tempo, spread offense?

The addition of King to the Miami football roster in January as a graduate transfer from Houston was in large part due to the hiring of Lashlee as the offensive coordinator.

King said he considered the Miami football program because of the history and the hiring of Lashlee was the ultimate deciding factor.

King is an elite talent and a dynamic QB whose talents have not been seen at Miami before. The Hurricanes have had great QBs, but none with the dual-threat abilities that King brings to Miami.

The numbers have been repeated throughout the offseason. King is a playmaker who the defense has to account for in multiple ways.

Head coach Manny Diaz summed up King perfectly when he stated that defenses have to defend two plays. The first is one the called by Lashlee and the second the one that King creates if the original play call breaks down. How King handles being in a new offense on a new team is the start of how the new offense performs.

How King interacts with the offensive line and his new receivers will provide a view into how the Miami offense can evolve in 2020. The excitement surrounding the new offense being installed by Lashlee has brought new enthusiasm to the Miami football program. Sunday will provide a preview of what to expect.