The Day After...Florida A&M

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Miami head coach Larry Coker addressed the media the day after a 51-10 victory over Florida A&M.

Miami rushed for 339 yards against Florida A&M en route to a 51-10 victory.

Three running backs found the endzone as Charlie Jones and Javarris James scored twice. Tyrone Moss made his season debut and scored as well.

Derron Thomas led the way with a career-high 109 yards on 11 carries. Through two games, Thomas leads the team in rushing despite not playing in the first game.

Miami (1-1) travels to Louisville (2-0) on Saturday. Louisville leads the country in points per game (60.5) and total offense (651 yards/game).

Miami defeated Louisville 41-38 in their last meeting in 2004.


• WR Rashaun Jones and LB James Bryant were not at the game last night as they still have academic issues to work out. Coker hopes to have them back this week against Louisville as they are key special teams performers. Neither player played in the opener.

• OL Tyrone Byrd had arthroscopic knee surgery to repair a lingering knee injury. He did not play yesterday and is hopeful to return for the Sept. 30 game against Houston.

• OL Reggie Youngblood is questionable for the Louisville game according to Coker.

• RB Tyrone Moss was "rusty" according to Coker. It was beneficial for Moss to play in the game as a tune-up with the Louisville game looming.

• Coker reviewed the tape from the game and felt more encouraged about the defense than his initial reaction after the game.

• The team will return to practice on Tuesday after a day off tomorrow.

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