Practice Report: 8/3

Miami hit the practice fields for their second day of fall camp on Sunday and CanesTime.com was there. Read on for Sunday's practice report.

Notes

-Travis Benjamin had two long touchdown receptions from Robert Marve.

-Javarris James and Graig Cooper also had touchdowns.

-Aldarius Johnson was working with the first team offense throughout practice.

-There was a lot of talk after practice about the different looks Defensive Coordinator Bill Young is giving the offense.

- The offense struggled handling snaps today, which is concern because it was an ongoing problem throughout spring practice.

Quotes from Head Coach Randy Shannon

"Today was a good second day. We came out and the guys flew around and had an exciting practice. I thought there would be a little letdown after we had CanesFest yesterday, but it that wasn't the case. It was great to see those guys fly around. The quarterbacks keep improving. They made some nice throws today. We did not throw any interceptions. We had a couple of bad snaps from shotgun, but that was only one or two times. We're going to fix that. We've got coach Stoutland with the guys working on it after practice. Those things tend to happen sometimes every now and then. We're improving all the time."

On Injuries

"Everybody's back. Javarris James and Joe Joseph were back today. Everybody practiced today. The only guys that are out are the guys that were out the first day."

On Sam Shields

"He is doing a good job for us. I do not look at one particular person all the time. But he's a junior now and has been here two years so it is time to produce. It's his time to step up, and he knows it. He's been working hard and knows that the competition at his position is very good now."

On Marcus Robinson playing defensive end

"That's where he's playing. He started off the first day at defensive end, didn't play linebacker at all. He came in as a defensive end, we recruited him as a defensive end. If he can contribute 15, 25 plays in a game situation, it's great. One guy we had here was Javon Nanton. He was just a third down specialist that went about 15 plays a game and he led the Big East one year. If he's able to do that is great for us. If he's not, he's our future. We really feel good about that."

On Antonio Dixon

"We're expecting Antonio to make some plays, improve. We looked at some film last year, against Texas A&M Antonio dominated that game. When Antonio's healthy he's dominating. He's improved, dropped a lot of weight, looks good, feels good, and we're excited about that."


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