Here is how the OBB snap counts look liked in the tussle vs. UNC. The Miami Hurricanes lost 27-24 to the North Carolina Tar Heels at Hard Rock Stadium. Every. Snap. Counts.

OFFENSE                          Year Snaps
9 Tyler Van Dyke               3-So   84

21 Henry Parrish               3-So   61
4 Jaylan Knighton             3-So   14
22 Thad Franklin               2-So   6
24 Lucious Stanley            6-Sr    3

12 Brashard Smith            2-So   74
8 Frank Ladson                 4-Jr    69
83 Michael Redding III     3-Fr    51
5 Key’Shawn Smith          3-So    26
88 Colbie Young              2-So    14
0 Romello Brinson           2-So    1

85 Will Mallory                5-Sr     67
23 Jaleel Skinner             1-Fr      23
86 Dominic Mammarelli 3-Fr      4
18 Kahlil Brantley            2-Fr      4

74 John Campbell, LT       5-Jr     84
64 Jalen Rivers, LG           3-Fr     84
51 DJ Scaife, RT               5-Sr     84
56 Jonathan Denis, C       3-Fr     60
77 Logan Sagapolu, RG   3-Fr     59
70 J. Oluwaseun, RG*       6-Sr     25
53 Jakai Clark, C*             4-Jr     24
66 Ousman Traore, OG    5-Jr      2
55 Anez Cooper, OT          1-Fr    1

DEFENSE                          Year Snaps
6 Darrell Jackson              2-So   32
56 Leonard Taylor             2-So    28
81 Jared Harrison-Hunte  4-So    26
55 Jake Lichtenstein          6-Sr    19
91 Jordan Miller                5-Jr     16
44 Antonio Moultrie         6-Sr     13

90 Akheem Mesidor         3-So     49
12 Jahfari Harvey              4-So     43
45 Mitchell Agude            3-So     40
32 Nyjalik Kelly                 1-Fr      15
99 Elijah Roberts               3-So      6

11 Corey Flagg                3-So  63
4 Keontra Smith              4-Jr   41
31 Wesley Bissainthe       1-Fr    13
17 Waynmon Steed         6-Sr   11
40 Caleb Johnson            6-Sr    8

8 DJ Ivey                          5-Sr  69
23 Te’Cory Couch            4-Jr   67
2 Tyrique Stevenson*      4-Jr   35
5 Darryl Porter                 3-So 32

24 Kamren Kinchens       2-So  67
0 James Williams            2-So  70
3 Gilbert Frierson            5-Jr   9
15 Avantae Williams       3-Fr  6
7 Al Blades Jr.                 5-Jr  3

*Indicates player dealt with an injury


Offense – Unlike last week, TVD got all the snaps at QB and boy was he cooking, amassing close to 500 passing yards and three TDs in a losing effort. Parrish count a significant portion of the RB snaps – more than 4 times as many snaps as Rooster. Brashard Smith led the WR in snaps this week; first time he’s done that. Colby Young was inserted in the rotation this week and it immediately paid dividends with a great catch along the sidelines and big man TD in the red zone. I’d like to see his red zone numbers increase. OL was hampered with injuries to Clark and Olawasuen, thrusting Sagapulo and Denis into action.

Defense – The rotation stayed the same with the defensive tackles, with the same six players getting action; Darrell Jackson leading the way again. Good to see Nyjalik Kelly get 15 snaps at DE. Also, good to see Keontra Smith get a good run at LB. On the field a lot, he amassed 4 total tackles and an interception. Something else to keep an eye on is Wesley Bissainthe getting the third most snaps among the linebackers, albeit only 13 snaps but something of note, including in the 4th quarter.

Only four corner backs played against a pass heavy UNC team…interesting. Tyrique Stevenson left the game with an injury. Kinchens and Williams led the safeties in snaps, as they have all season. I would like to see Frierson and Avantae Williams be more involved, especially if Kinchens continues to miss assignments on long touchdowns.

Another game, another loss. Defense played well enough to win, holding the high powered UNC offense to 27 points. But the story once again was the Miami offense and it’s red zone efficiency woes.

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Tony Valdes was born and raised in A-Rod’s hood of Kendall, FL.  As a life-long, die-hard Canes, Dolphins and Marlins fan, his fandom has been tested on many occasions but his passion is always strong – thank God for the Heat.  Other passions include his family, his friends, music, good food and good drinking.  He is one of the Co-Hosts of the “Canes Call In” podcast.

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