Miami football 5 questions for first scrimmage Sunday

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Will the offensive line make necessary improvements this season?

The problems on the Miami offensive line in 2019 have been well documented.

As part of extensive changes in the offensive coachings staff for 2020, Diaz brought in new offensive line coach Garin Justice to improve what was nearly a sievelike front last season.

Everyone returns on the offensive line to the Miami football roster in 2020. The Hurricanes also added offensive tackle Jarrid Williams who played with King at Houston.

Williams is slated to be the Hurricanes right tackle in 2020. Redshirt junior center Corey Gaynor and junior left guard Delone Scaife are the other Hurricanes offensive linemen who seem to secure at their positions. Gaynor started all 13 games at center in 2019.

Scaife started the season opener against Florida at right guard in 2019 and the final 12 at right tackle. Justice has moved Scaife to left guard for 2019. Scaife was named the 2019 Miami offensive MVP because of his versatility. The other three positions are to be determined.

Redshirt sophomore John Campbell has impressed the Miami coaching staff at left tackle during training camp. Left tackle appears to be Campbell’s position to lose. Miami lost three-year starting guard Navaughn Donaldson who chose to take the season off to concentrate on rehabbing his 2019 season-ending knee injury.

Miami has multiple candidates to replace Donaldson. Sophomore Jakai Clark started the final 12 games of the season at right guard in 2019 but is in a battle to keep his spot in 2020. Redshirt junior Kai-Leon Herbert, redshirt sophomore Ousmane Traore and freshman Issiah Walker and Jalen Rivers are in the mix.