O-Line still needs to step up

The Hurricanes have been forced to move some guys around on the offensive line this spring and they're starting to settle in. They still need to improve, offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch says.

Jon Feliciano, the starting left guard to start spring, was injured last week and will be forced to miss the rest of spring. That caused the coaches to move starting right tackle Jermaine Johnson there, which helped promote Seantrel Henderson to the starting right tackle spot.

This unit struggled to generate a lot of momentum in the scrimmage Friday night.

"The offensive line did a good job but it's still not where we wanna be," offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch said.

Right guard Brandon Linder is widely considered Miami's best linemen and is someone that Al Golden calls the clue of the offensive line. He's had a very good spring and Fisch noted the improvement of two other players -- center Shane McDermott and left tackle Malcolm Bunche.

"There was improvement at center and at left tackle," Fisch said. "They did a good job against us defensively up front. We certainly struggled with some of their pressures."

While Fisch would like to see improvement with the offensive line, he also is quick to note that not all the sacks came against that unit.

"A lot of it had to do with guys other than the offensive line," he said. "As I said before, sacks are everybody."

Fisch has seen some progress and would like to see the entire offensive unit really come together well in the final couple weeks of spring practice and leading up to the spring game.

"We needed to finish some plays off," he said. "We had some opportunities there to make some big ones and we were just a block off on one or two guys."

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