3/25 Practice Report

The Hurricanes hit the practice field on Tuesday for the first time since their scrimmage this past Saturday. CanesTime.com was there and has all the info.

-Coach Shannon said a starter will not be named untill fall practice.

-Miami's offense worked on holding onto the ball for a certain amount of time today. They worked at it on 3 and 4 minute intervals.

-The defense apparently won the drill, because the offense ran more after practice.

-Leonard Hankerson was praised for his play today. He had several catches today, including a touchdown.

-Daniel Adderley has been switched to tight end.

-Shawnbrey McNeal had a touchdown today.

-Graig Cooper also scored today.

-Fumbles were a problem today. Players were punished after practice and had to keep their helmets on and hold the ball as the came off the field.

-Damien Berry and Adewale Ojomo forced two of the fumbles. Only two fumbles were confirmed, but one player said there were 3.

-Carlos Armour had an interception today.

-Lovon Ponder is injured and did not participate today.

Quotes

Randy Shannon

"We just came back off last week's scrimmage, and had some situational things today with four-minute offense where the offense had to keep the ball for four minutes and the defense had to stop them, get the ball back with about two minutes or three left on the clock. It was good situations today, game type experience. Some guys made some plays. We worked the younger guys at running back really hard in those situations. Shawnbrey McNeal, Lee Chambers and Graig Cooper got a lot of reps today. And we rested Javarris a little bit."

"James is not hurt. Javarris is our big back. We know he can get in there and pound it. We have to let those little guys get in just in case Javarris is nicked up for the game. We have to find out what these guys can do also."

"The quarterbacks are doing well. Last week Robert Marve struggled early in the scrimmage, but then he picked it up a little bit. Jacory Harris and Cannon Smith did a great job of responding, coming in and moving the ball downfield on Saturday."

"Figueroa is doing real well. He plays with a lot of excitement, brings enthusiasm to the offensive line with some big hits. He is really playing aggressive. He is going to contribute a lot this season."

"Derron is doing well. He got a lot of reps last week in the scrimmage. Each week we concentrate on guys that get in there and work a lot. This week it is those three guys opportunities to get in there and work."


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