VIDEO: Miami Hurricanes Complete First Two-A-Day, Golden Pleased With Position Battles
By HurricaneSports.com // August 12, 2015
ABOVE VIDEO: Al Golden is extremely pleased, especially with the battles going on at every position on the field. (CanesAllAccess Video)
CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA (HurricaneSports.com) – The Miami Hurricanes football team experienced their first two-a-day session of #CanesCamp on Tuesday.
The Canes practiced in full pads in the morning before returning to practice under the newly installed lights at the Greentree Practice Fields on Tuesday evening.
Miami has now practiced seven times in its 2015 #CanesCamp, beginning on August 6.
Miami head coach Al Golden has liked what he has seen from his team early in camp, noting improvement and intensity across all position groups.
Golden specifically touched on the offensive and defensive lines following the morning session on Tuesday.
“That’s probably the thing that’s most exciting right now on our team,” Golden said of the offensive line.
“Tyree St. Louis and Tyler Gauthier, from the bottom, are squeezing up and then we’re getting some guys at the top that are really separating themselves and playing better. I think the biggest thing for me is the cohesion of the unit. The cohesion, the communication I think Nick [Linder] is a leader. I think Hunter Knighton has made a big difference in terms of his leadership. Kc [McDermott] and Trevor [Darling], as you guys can probably see them, are leaner and better conditioned.
“So, it’s a group that is getting challenged every day. It’s going to have a lot to prove on Thursday, but I like the unity and the cohesion and everybody covering people up and being on the right people,” said Golden.
Golden was equally as eager to discuss what he has seen in the trenches on the other side of the ball.
“Again, I would say the same thing there,” Golden said of the defensive line.
“Kendrick [Norton] and RJ [McIntosh] have really started to squeeze it from the bottom up and everybody knows. Everybody knows that they mean business. That’s one contributing factor and then you have the guys that have been here. Those first two layers are really competing and mixing it up. Again, it’s been a good battle up front.”
“It’s been a good battle, it’s been good to see, and we are far from being settled on either side [as to] who the starters are, most particularly on defense. The number of groupings that we have put out there so far — it’s fun to see.”
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