Moss Accepts Role

Last year against Florida State Sinorice Moss scored the game-tying touchdown with 30 seconds left in the game as he took a screen pass 30 yards for the score. This year he looks forward to making more big-time plays.

"A lot is expected of me in my final season as a senior," Moss said. "The coaches and players look at me as being one of the leaders on this team. My role is to continue to work hard, execute, and make plays."

Sinorice Moss is a 5-foot-8, 185-pound senior from Miami Carol City High School. Last year he caught 20 passes for 351 yards and three touchdowns.

Moss is expected to be one of the key leaders on this football team and be a starting flanker opposite of split end Ryan Moore.

"I am very ready to put it all together," Moss said. "The biggest thing is for me to stay healthy so I can help this team win games. I have tremendous confidence in myself and in this football team that we are going to go out there and do what we have to do."

Last week Moss was held out of practice a bit due to a sore hamstring, but he's back and ready to play.

"I am feeling good," Moss said. "Me leg is sore and tired. Coach gave us a couple days off, but I'm back and I'm ready."

Moss and the Hurricanes take on #14 Florida State Monday, September 5 in the season opener at FSU.

"It is a great start to the season," Moss said. "Everyone is pumped. I am ready to go out there right now and play. Unfortunately I have to wait until next Monday. You come to college to play in big games."

Last year Moss had the big touchdown (the first of his career) to send the game into overtime where the Hurricane prevailed 16-10.

Since the touchdown was the biggest of his career, one would ask whether or not he thinks about the play very often.

"Not much," Moss said. "It was last year and I try to keep it at last year. I really can't look at that play too much because it is a new year."

Moss had four catches for a career-high 112 yards in the game.

Following the game it appeared Moss was headed towards a breakout season. Unfortunately for Moss he dealt with a hamstring injury and did not make as many big plays as he would have liked.

"I was ready to take off then, just like I am ready now and in years past," Moss said. "Even though I had nagging injuries, it doesn't mean anything. I am out here to play football and I will put out 100% to do what I have to do."

Monday night will feature the starting debut of sophomore quarterback Kyle Wright and junior tailback Tyrone Moss.

"Kyle is going to be the guy," Moss said. "He is ready and has been ready since the beginning of camp. All summer and in the spring he has been working hard to get ready for this game. He is doing a good job in practice of knowing the pass patterns and who to get the ball to."

"I have tremendous faith in Tyrone," Moss said. "He has been working hard all summer. He has shaved a few pounds and looks quick, explosive, and powerful."

With the game only six days away, it will come down to who makes more big plays.

"This game is based on big plays," Moss said. "Whether it is the offense, defense, or special teams. It is up to us to do what we have to do to win this football game."

Christopher Stock is a Senior Writer & Assistant Editor for CanesTime and can be contacted by emailing him at

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