Miami Hurricanes offense needs better execution per OC Rhett Lashlee

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 13. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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After a stellar performance in the first scrimmage last weekend, the Miami Hurricanes offense was sloppy in the second scrimmage on Saturday night.

The Miami Hurricanes offense had to overcome adversity in the second scrimmage over the weekend. New offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee was not pleased with the execution on Saturday. The Miami defense was able to dominate early on Saturday with the return of three starters.

Lashlee went on to discuss what the offense was able to do against the first-team defense and how much of an impact missing all but four practices this spring had on what they are trying to do on offense. Lashlee is in his first season with Miami after spending the last two at SMU.

The Hurricanes are shifting from a pro-style offense to the up-tempo spread Lashlee utilizes. The key for Lashlee and the Miami offense this year is to achieve balance between the run and the pass. The emphasis to improve the offensive line is critical for the improvement of the Hurricanes offense.

Being able to adapt to adversity in a game is critical for any football team. Positive and negative plays are going to happen in every game. Head coach Manny Diaz echoed Lashlee’s thoughts about being pleased with the ability for the offense to overcome adversity but disappointed in the execution.

Lashlee appeared on the Joe Rose Show on WQAM on Monday morning to discuss the scrimmage and where the offense is at this point of training camp. With just over two weeks to the start of the season, Lashlee and Diaz are narrowing down the last few open starting spots on the offense.

"“We have to clean up techniques, execution…The first scrimmage, we did a lot of really good things that gave our guys some confidence; this last scrimmage the first two drives the defense got after us. It was good to see how our guys responded to adversity.After those first two drives we got some momentum going in our favor. The biggest thing for us is we’ve had two scrimmages where our offense has been able to go against our one defense where they’re only going to make us better…what we’ve got to do now is get to where we can execute at a high level.People say what do you miss not having spring ball — they know what to do, but how many times has D’Eriq King and Mark Pope thrown that route? How many times has the offensive line blocked this run scheme?You try to get as many reps as you can because it takes hundreds of reps to get really, really good at something.”"

Polishing up the offense will be one of the priorities this week during practice. Following the scrimmage on Saturday night, Diaz stated that the coaching staff will be stern with mistakes in practice this week. The first scrimmage was clean on offense but there were reportedly some after the play penalties.

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All but one of the seven losses Miami had last season were in single digits. The margin of error is too small for the Hurricanes to beat themselves. Miami has to be more efficient and smarter in all phases in 2020. The Lashlee offense should put the Hurricanes in a better position to win in 2020. The players need to execute.