In naming the Miami football team the most underrated in college football, CBS Sports national college football analyst Barrett Sallee stated that the Hurricanes will come close to the level of Clemson and Notre Dame.
The Miami football team has a lot of buzz entering the 2020 season led by the hiring of offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee and the additions of transfers, quarterback D’Eriq King and defensive end Quincy Roche. Barrett Sallee of CBS Sports loves the union of Lashlee and King on the Hurricanes offense.
King put up big numbers in nearly two seasons as the Houston QB. On Miami, King will have the opportunity to prove himself on the bigger stage of the ACC. Lashlee and Roche join the Miami football program from the American Athletic Conference as King did in January.
Roche was the AAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2019 and Lashlee led the ninth best offense in college football last season. The Miami offense will be far more dynamic and explosive in 2020 led by King and Lashlee. The running game will be vastly improved and expect more downfield passes.
Sallee expects the Miami offense to change the trajectory of the Miami offensive immediately. Roche was named the most importance transfer of the 2020 offseason by Sallee, even moreso than King. With Greg Rousseau opting out for 2020, the presence of King on the Miami roster has taken on huge significance.
“Miami (FL): I love, love, love Houston transfer QB D’Eriq King. Perhaps more importantly, I think the marriage between King and first-year offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee will have the fire of a couple who meet on an exotic beach in the Caribbean.
Offense has been a massive problem at UM for a long time, and that duo will change it in a hurry. Losing defensive lineman Gregory Rousseau to an opt out will hurt, but Temple transfer Quincy Roche is the most important transfer of the offseason. Yes, more important than King.
In an ACC where Clemson and Notre Dame are the known commodities…I’ll take the Hurricanes to come close to reaching that level. — (Barrett) Sallee”
The Miami offense will have an identity in 2020 for the first time in recent memory. The new additions to the Hurricanes roster and hiring of Lashlee, offensive line coach Garin Justice and wide receivers coach Rob Likens is expected to create a more consistent offense. The defense should continue to dominate.
A completely rebuilt group of edge rushers should continue to be dominant led by Roche and redshirt junior Jaelan Phillips. Redshirt freshman defensive end Jahfari Harvey. If Miami can win the games it’s supposed to win in 2020, the Hurrianes can live up to the title of the most underrated in college football.