The University of Miami will roll out a new offense this year. 2021 Broyles Award recipient Josh Gattis makes way from Michigan and traded in snow for South Beach sand. The offense will no doubt look different then a year ago. Besides the fundamental philosophical change in offensive styling, personnel groupings can change from year to year. This year is no different.
Game. Set. Match.
We will be taking a look at potential personnel groupings that the Miami Hurricanes can employ this season. Experimentation at its finest. Offensive coordinators can use groupings and formations to achieve an advantage on the football field. The Hurricanes can definitely be creative this year with its utilization of the tight end position.
12 set personnel signifies when you have two tight ends and one running back. This is a rather traditional look in both the collegiate and NFL level. The Miami Hurricanes will no doubt rely on this grouping for the depth at tight end is too lavish to ignore. But let’s get even a little more crazy. What if the Hurricanes added one more tight end on the field?
Game Set Match – 13 Set – Run Strength – OBB
Tight Ends: Will Mallory #85, Elijah Arroyo #80, Jaleel Skinner #23
Running back: Don Chaney Jr. #2
Wide Receiver: Frank Ladson #8
Here is just an example of how a 13 set personnel grouping and Miami “could” look like. Mallory in line, Arroyo in an H-back equivalent and Skinner flexed in closer to the formation. This formation absolutely screams run strength. The Hurricanes can absolutely put opposing defensive coordinators in a bind with this grouping.
If the opposing team wants to keep smaller pass covering linebackers or even an unfathomable nickel package on the field vs. this look, Miami’s size would factor. You add a bigger back to the mix in conjunction with the tight end convention, the Hurricanes could easily impose their will in the run game. The play-action series off this set however excites me even more and could equally be as lethal.