Different Look

The Florida State Seminoles resume their preparations today for Friday's season-opener at Miami in the Orange Bowl. In last year's Orange Bowl, UM quarterback Brock Berlin completed 14 of 29 passes for 157 yards. Of course, his favorite target -- tight end Kellen Winslow -- has departed for the NFL. Still, the Hurricanes' passing game is expected to play a key role in Friday's showdown. Click here for the details.

Miami's passing game has undergone a facelift this season.

Sure, Hurricanes quarterback Brock Berlin is back for his third start against the Florida State Seminoles on Friday in the Orange Bowl.

However, Berlin's favorite target -- tight end Kellen Winslow -- has departed for the NFL. Winslow led UM in receiving last season with 60 receptions for 605 yards.

Winslow's replacement -- senior Kevin Everett -- had just nine receptions for 90 yards in 2003, including one catch against FSU.

UM's wideouts are led by split end Ryan Moore, the team's second-leading receiver behind Winslow last year with 44 receptions for 637 yards and three scores.

Flanker Roscoe Parrish also finished in double-digits with receptions at 24 for 322 yards and two scores. The remaining three receivers listed on the Hurricanes' depth chart -- Darnell Jenkins, Sinorice Moss and Lance Leggett -- combined for 11 catches for 31 yards last season.

Although FSU's secondary is considered a team strength due to its experience and depth, the unit expects to be tested by Berlin and Co.

"Their receivers are about like ours," junior free safety Pat Watkins

"Some of the schemes that they run are different than what we are used to seeing. They run a lot of crossing routes and that's different than what we are used to seeing. The teams that we play usually run a lot of deep posts and different kinds of other routes. We have come up with a lot of different stuff so it's going to be easier to slow everything down."


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