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College Football Preview: Best of the Rest: Miami(FL) Hurricanes

31. Miami(FL) Hurricanes
QB Jacory Harris- Senior
WR Travis Benjamin- Senior
WR LaRon Byrd- Senior
OG Brandon Washington- Junior
LB Sean Spence- Senior
S Ray-Ray Armstrong- Junior
High expectations for the Hurricanes and thoughts of the old days led to a disappointing year and the firing of a coach. Now former Temple head coach Al Golden is at the helm of a team returning 13 starters including their senior Jacory Harris. Harris was at the top of Heisman hopes but struggled through a rough 2010. He'll likely still be the starter but Golden might give sophomore Stephen Morris some snaps also. Morris excelled when starting for Miami but is still a little raw. The backfield lost a lot of talent now without fullback Patrick Hill or backs Graig Cooper and Damien Berry. Despite losing Leonard Hankerson, whoever starts at QB will have many options thanks to seniors Travis Benjamin and LaRon Byrd. Benjamin is a speedy guy with good hands that can jump while LaRon Byrd is a psychical, big receiver who does well in the red zone. The offensive line is okay with offensive guard Brandon Washington. The Hurricanes are hoping for a breakout season from tackle Seantrel Henderson. The defense was the stronger unit in '10 and still returns a good seven starters. The front seven is weaker now without intimidating Allen Bailey and effective Colin McCarthy. Junior Oliver Vernon and senior Marcus Robinson are the best players on the line while linebacker Sean Spence is fantastic. He always plays hard and is tough to get around. In the secondary junior Ray-Ray Armstrong is good but still lacks in certain aspects.

Heisman Hopeful: Jacory Harris
ACC Rank: 4th

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