That’s another episode in the books. Chapter 35 for me was an episode that really accentuated the craziness that is the Orange Bowl Boys. There has always been this dichotomy interwoven between the OBB’s existence. Sure, we are rabid Miami Hurricane fans who are slightly educated about the program (ever so slightly) but the personality is a time bomb. There will be an explosion of trivialities in these offseason episodes and you can count on it. Throw Beer was no exception.
Down on the Greentree the first topic of discussion brought us immediately to the running back room. Don Chaney Jr. is injured again. You couple that with the fact that TreVonte Citizen is out with a season ending injury, suddenly stacked depth turned into concern. The addition of Henry Parrish from the portal cannot be undersold now. There is a huge reason you need a stable of running backs. That position is going to get dinged up. They are targets who get punished.
We whiffed in the portal. The Miami Hurricanes were on some wide receiver transfer targets late and couldn’t land them. Now one of the headlines surrounding camp is who other than Xavier Restrepo will step up. Offensive Coordinator and wide receiver coach Josh Gattis stopped practice this week furious that his group was lagging behind. In the gaming world we call that rage quitting.
The Miami Hurricanes have always won national championships with “that dude” at the wide receiver position. You need them on that field and you can’t handle the truth. Sure you can get creative and move CJ Spiller out vs. a linebacker one on one if you scheme it right. Sean Spence is still limping somewhere. You cannot have holes in your offense because the opposing ACC coaches are still very damn good. It is the Atlantic Cannibalism Conference. This conference has eaten the Miami Hurricanes like a savory hors d’oeurvre for decades.