Canes To Play In Annual Spring Game Saturday
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The University of Miami Hurricanes will take to the field at Sun Life Stadium for their annual spring game.
The team will use just 50 yards of the field in the final 15-session spring period.
According to CBS4 news partner, The Miami Herald, due to many injuries the team will not have their traditional orange vs. white game that Coach Al Golden has implemented in the past.
The other half of the field will be used for carnival-like games and activities.
The scrimmage begins at 6 p.m. and coaches will not be “hands-on” in the football part of the scrimmage.
The first half-hour will have one-on-one competitions and seven-on-seven competitions between offense and defense. The final hour-and-a-half will be the offense vs. defense scrimmage.
All eyes, regardless, will be on redshirt freshman starting quarterback Kevin Olsen, the paper reported.
“Kevin had a real good scrimmage last Friday,” Golden told the paper. “Now he’s got to go in there and really prove it to himself in running the offense, doing it with confidence … and not thinking too much — just executing.”
Golden said new backup Gray Crow had a good week and now must “carry that into the game. This needs to be a big step for Gray. Gray needs to do all the little things right and just come out and let it rip Saturday.”
Though running backs Duke Johnson and Joe Yearby returned to practice on a limited basis this week, they will not take part in the scrimmage
UM unveiled the new Nike UM uniforms Friday to the players, a day before they’re unveiled to the world at 5 p.m. at Sun Life Stadium.
Several players posted positive feedback on Twitter.
“Our new uniforms change the game! Best in college football, hands down!” posted defensive end Anthony Chickillo.
“[Bro], our jerseys are so sexy omg!!!!!!’’ posted running back Walter Tucker.
“Them helmets too!!!” running back Gus Edwards tweeted, followed by three smiley faces with hearts for eyes.