McCord: No added hype this week

Read on to see what senior linebacker Tyriq McCord is saying a few days before the team takes on Nebraska.

On erasing last year’s performance against Nebraska:
I see it as an opportunity as a leader and for the seniors to help the young guys understand where we messed up last year. That’s the most yards we gave up last year. We have to stress the fact that we can’t have the same first half that we had against FAU. We just gotta stop the run and things like that. As a leader I have to emphasize that.

On how to improve:
We just have to watch the tapes on the coaches when they were at whatever school they were at. Coach D will put us in the right situation and we just have to execute. It’s nothing new for me having been here for four years.

On getting hyped for Nebraska:
No difference. We just have to come out every game with the sane attitude. There’s no different hype. That’s not who we are. We just have to show up and play Miami Hurricane football. There’s no type of hype.

On added pressure on him after losing Darrion Owens:
Not at all. I’m always having the same approach. It’s the next man mentality. It’s sad that happened to him. I got an extra chip on my shoulder. Me and Trent talked the other day how we gotta go out and play for DO now. I was right there by him when he went down.

On his play count vs FAU:
I got almost 70. That’s the most I’ve ever played. I came back, took care of my body, iced it, got treatment, and stretched out. Game day was tiring but I fought through it. We played great in the second half.

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