The Miami Hurricanes season is descending rapidly upon us. We know the drill. Hurricane talk increases, a cone of probability lists an area from Homestead to Jacksonville and Publix commercials are on a loop. Ok, that might be the procedure for an actual hurricane (updates brought to you by Home Depot) but a storm is coming.
Coach Mario Cristobal will be graded this season. Head coaches typically are. There are many people holding red pens, administration and fan alike. An area where coach Cristobal will be measured is on his roster management and starter’s initiative. What is typically unfair is grading against a curve. The curve is his predecessor. Former coach Manny Diaz continually started senior options that habitually had more optimal younger counterparts.
The new head coach will march out his iteration of the Hurricanes bread on physicality, talent and toughness. We take a look at a potential two deep rotation. Offense is up first.
- Tyler Van Dyke
- Jake Garcia
Tyler Van Dyke is stealing all the head lines and Jake Garcia is playing wonderful wingman. This is arguably one of the best quarterback tandems in the country. Van Dyke broke records a year ago and is the returning ACC Rookie and ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year recipient. Despite the total rebuild and commitment to a running game the season’s success rests solely on QB1’s shoulders.