Three days into camp is never too early to start to get excited over some of the prospects the Hurricanes have on the practice field. At least according to Miami’s famed defensive coordinator, Manny Diaz.
The brainchild behind the turnover chain loves what he is seeing so far out of his young defensive recruits. Big time recruit Nesta Silvera has been making tackles for loss, while Freshman defensive tackle Jordan Miller has been living in the backfield.
Diaz credits the overall firey attitude of the team to the way last season ended. As we all remember, Miami started off 10-0, being ranked as high as number 2 in the nation, before losing to Pitt in the season finale, Clemson in the ACC title game, and then Wisconsin in the Orange Bowl.
Not the way anyone would want to finish off the year. Which is why this Canes team is coming in with a whole new focus and even a new edge about them. And that goes for the Freshman too, even though they weren’t a part of last years team, they can still feel the overall atmosphere of desire that this team is exuding.
And even though they do not have their first scrimmage until Saturday, Diaz and the entire coaching staff can’t help but get excited when they see how the players are responding and performing this early on.