3/21 Practice Report

The University of Miami continued spring practice on Friday and CanesTime.com was there to catch up on all the latest. Read on to see what went on.

-Jermaine McKenzie was the star of today's practice as he had 3 touchdown receptions in 9-on-9 red zone drills.

-Chavez Grant continued his excellent spring today with 2 interceptions including one for a touchdown.

-One of Grant's interceptions ended the practice, which led to the offense running extra sprints at practice for the 3rd time this spring.

-Sam Shields came up with a big catch on 3rd and 17 to give the Canes a first down that led to a Matt Bosher field goal.

-The defensive line was praised for their efforts today. Bailey and Wesley had two of the defenses sacks today.

-Bruce Johnson, Chavez Grant, Randy Phillips, and Anthony Reddick were the first team defensive backs.

-Due to injuries Aldarius Johnson and Sam Shields were the first time WR today.


Randy Shannon

"It was a good day today. They had time off and came out and few around today."

"A lot of guys have done a good job of picking up their play level, are learning a lot of things and getting better. Joel Figueroa is playing really well now. Chris Barney has done a lot of good things out there on the offensive line. Dedrick Epps is coming along. Maturity wise they are picking it up. "

"The kickers are doing pretty well. They kicked a field goal to end the scrimmage here in a two-minute situation. They're coming along well."

"Chavez is doing a good job. He is playing a lot at corner right now and is doing a great job, making a lot of plays. Chavez always has skills to be one of the good guys. We're really excited about the way he's progressing and coming along."

*Leonard Hankerson and Kayne Farquharson were held out of practice with minor injuries.

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