Meet the 2019 Miami, same as the old Miami. Lots of athletes, lots of personal fouls. New HC Manny Diaz was their DC for a spell, and he grew up in Miami as the mayor’s son (though interestingly he’s an FSU grad.) He seems to fit, so far, with his preseason highlights including showing up to a booster party in a yacht and also (allegedly) crashing an FSU coaching clinic.
Diaz hired Dan Enos to be his OC. Enos brings a pro-spread style from Alabama. Miami still uses lots of spread-gun, 11-personnel looks, but there’s a big emphasis on tight ends, the conventional running game, and play-action passing. On first down and in short-yardage situations expect them to go under center in the I-formation. Whoever plays Backer and Whip/Nickel will need to have their eyes open when they’re aligned to the weakside because they might be getting a blast of fullback one snap and a dragging TE the next.
They also run all the spread-bubble stuff; based on how Tech handled it last week, they might be tempted to try more. From Tech’s perspective, blitzing deep linebackers against the play-action might be useful; Florida devoured Miami with these calls, and I think Ashby could do...
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