UM needs more from tight ends

Head coach Al Golden wants to see more progress from his tight ends going into tomorrow's scrimmage. Read on to see what's going on there.

Head coach Al Golden released the latest depth chart going into tomorrow's scrimmage. Asante Cleveland is still at the top.

Following a tremendous offseason, in which he gained a lot of public respect from his coaches, Cleveland is off to a good start and sits atop the tight end depth chart.

"I thought Asante has been really good," Golden said. "(Last practice) was his best day by far."

Cleveland, who was limited last season, expects to play a major role in Miami's offense this fall. Another player the Canes are hoping steps up is David Perry.

"David Perry did a lot of good things in the scrimmage," Golden said. "He had an unfortunate fumble by the goal line that cost us a touchdown though."

Clive Walford was the team's top tight end last season but has struggled to keep consistency this spring. Golden talked about one of the reasons why.

"Clive is coming across on a shallow and we don't know what speed he's running," he said of Walford not always playing at full speed. "That's a missed opportunity."

Walford is listed behind Cleveland, with Perry behind both, going into tomorrow.

"We're being patient with that group," Golden said. "The guy with the most laser like focus at that position right now is the same guy every day and that's Asante."

So what's Golden looking for tomorrow from the tight ends? He kept it simple.

"We need a lot more," he said.

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