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Student of the Game: Miami Hurricanes vs. Bethune-Cookman (1st half)

70-13 was what you were supposed to do. Bethune-Cookman never stood a chance. The Mario era was not about to play host to an opening day debacle. The nuts and bolts of the offense and defense need to be addressed, of course they do. Student of the Game Miami Hurricanes style is on deck.

The “Gallop Step” episode was one I will always remember. Offensive Line Coach Alex Mirabal talked about how using it was a technique to help assist your fellow lineman while going to the next level. Here you will see the perfect example of that as John Campbell gallops inside before hitting a linebacker.

You saw a very concerted effort by the Miami Hurricanes to be physical up front. Seven rushing touchdowns and over 300 yards rushing didn’t happen in a passive vacuum. As far as the passing game and quarterback Tyler Van Dyke was concerned, he was effortless through minimalism. Van Dyke Posted a 13-16, 193 yards and two passing touchdowns stat line.

It could have been 5000 yards if they let him. New Miami Hurricanes offensive coordinator Josh Gattis utilized two tight end sets plenty. On this example you will see Elijah Arroyo initially lined up in the “X” receiver role. The motion forced Bethune to switch defenders and the play-action flood concept was super successful. Xavier Restrepo had a big gain and a big day.

Five catches 100 yards and a touchdown for Restrepo was an almost impressive nuance tucked inside a run the ball parade. The chemistry between these two Hurricanes is early Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie-like. Obviously before it got crazy with adopted kids and Jennifer Anniston coming back into the picture.

Student of the Game has a new home. The OBB Legend. The first 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 smiling.

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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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