Student of the Game: Miami Hurricanes vs. Bethune-Cookman (2nd Half)

Second half action is upon us. The Miami Hurricanes had a huge participation report this game and it was exactly what the doctor ordered. Prior to the starters being removed from the contest, there was still some burn to be had. Student of the Game takes aim at part two. (Watch Part one Here) 

While Miami Hurricane quarterback Tyler Van Dyke was still in, the running game was dominant. (It was dominant when he wasn’t in too) Here you will see an example of an apparent RPO from 12 set personnel. Henry Parish’s vision and wiggle inside the tackles was impressive. You also have to feel bad for the opposing left defensive end as well. (Actually you don’t have to) Jalen Rivers and Dominic Mammarelli deliver the blow and allow Parish a straight shot to get down field.

Defense also got better in the second half. Kevin Steele’s crew got home on this simulated pressure front. When you show pressure at the line of scrimmage and get the offensive line to make a call, good. And if you can get the offensive line to overact and get three defenders to meet at the quarterback, even better.

The preservation of the back end allows much more sound coverage options. The previous regime would often times leave defenders exposed on the backend. This is a simple numbers game. When five offensive linemen stay in, plus quarterback and running back, that is seven. Now you have seven defenders on four pass catching options.

A defensive coordinator will mix up, of course he will but when you don’t have to commit as much to get pressure, it helps. The defensive line rotation was immense. In on this play alone was Antonio Moultrie, Thomas Davis, Elijah Roberts and true freshman Nyjalik Kelly.

Student of the Game has a new home. The OBB Legend. Now the second half of the Miami Hurricane Bethune Cookman game is upon us friends. Pencil and Popcorn. You can take notes and become a student or just press play and enjoy, your choice. The Hurricanes were dominant and somewhere Joaquin Gonzalez is still smiling.

About the Author: Roman Marciante

Born and raised in South Florida. Local Boy. Husband. Tali and Franco’s dad. “Hey grandpa, is there a local college team we can watch?” “Do they throw the ball?” They don’t run the option do they?” Thus the love affair was born. Proud supporter of St Thomas Aquinas Raider nation and alum. One day got in a studio with two other buddy’s and started a conversation about a local team and the rest was history. A former pro athlete who secretly had a CIA job and some people call “Chief.” Yells “Bang” a lot. “It is not wrong, it is just different.” Managing Editor for the OBB Legend, host of X’s and Ro and Student of the Game connoisseur. I still remember the day I beat Mike Tyson in a fight. 007-373-5963. Thanks for all your help Mac. I couldn’t have done it without you.

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