Coley talks offensive performance vs Nebraska

Read on to see what offensive coordinator James Coley was saying Tuesday about Miami's offensive performance against Nebraska, what he told Duke Johnson after last week's fumble, and more.

On the offensive performance against Nebraska:
I thought we came out with passion and played hard. Our players played with a lot of emotion. There are things we have to get corrected and it starts with me. I challenge our guys, every day is our floor. We have to make it happen this week in practice and then on Saturday as well.

On the big plays:
We figured that we could use our speed with the perimeter. We got good with our runs out of the shotgun. We felt comfortable we could get into checks out of the gun so the quarterback to see it. Duke runs it so well. It timed up with where we’re at right now.

On Brad Kaaya working from the shotgun:
That takes work. Sometimes the gun seems easy but you have to catch it, get your eyes downfield, and make the right reads. He’s getting more comfortable.

On Duke’s defense:
Very disciplined, very well coached. Guys look like they come to work every day. They’re smart and keep everyone in front of them. They get 11 guys to the ball and that’s why they’re having success.

On teams getting some long runs against Duke:
From what we’ve seen they do play hard so there have been runs toward the end of games when the game was out of hand, they had some runs when other guys weren’t in.

On the offensive balance:
It’s a challenge every week. You have to run it and throw it. Just like last week, it’s the same philosophy.

On Duke Johnson losing a fumble:
In terms of Duke’s ball security, he felt terrible at the end of the game but he made a lot of great plays throughout the game. He had over 170 yards of offense and I told him to keep his head up and he’s a great player. He’s very conscious of ball security.


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