Tuesday Q&A with Thomas Brown

Read on to see everything offensive coordinator Thomas Brown was saying Tuesday morning as the Canes prepare to take on Georgia Tech Saturday.

On the whether or not the offense changes going into Georgia Tech…


“I think the base of our offense stays the same for the most part every week. It’s all about doing whatever it takes to win the football game. Obviously this next opponent is going to be very tough for us – it’s a tough place to play.”

 

On the team’s improvement at running back…


“I think there is always room to get better. I think we have a long way to go and I think we have only scratched the surface as to what we are capable of doing. We have a bunch of playmakers and when those guys are locked in and playing the way they are coached to play every single snap – and not being ourselves, no self-inflicted wounds. Making a play when it is your turn to make a play is the biggest thing. You can have guys wide open or having guys one-on-one with a defender, but if you can’t win, it doesn’t matter.”

 

On having three three-down tailbacks…


“I think coming in here, we always wanted to have three three-down tailbacks. We want guys, who can do everything. We’ve been blessed to walk into a situation that we have guys that can play on first and second down, run out in-between tackles, catch the ball in space and most importantly protect the quarterback. Hopefully we’ll see more of that in the future.”

 

On running in-between the tackles…


“It starts there with inside zone, power base, multiple formations and we have to be able to control the line of scrimmage. Georgia Tech is going to make things tough. They are pretty stout on the interior from a linebacker standpoint of stopping the run and being physical. I think it all starts with being able to control the LOS (line of scrimmage) because it eats up clock, but it also opens some shots up down the field. There’s been a commitment from our guys buying in and doing it every day in practice.”

 

On Miami’s opponents…


“No matter who we are playing I expect to get their best shot. It doesn’t matter how they played last week, it’s a brand new week. It doesn’t matter how Miami played against Georgia Tech last year, it’s a brand new year. It’s about what happens on Saturday and we have to make sure the guys are focused, locked in and ready to go.”


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