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CORAL GABLES (CBSMiami) – Miami head coach Mark Richt was impressed with the effort of his players during day two of Canes Camp.

“Much better day of everybody handling the tempo, handling the heat, handling everything that we’re asking them to do,” Richt said. “I thought we practiced like champions today. We got to keep doing it, but it was a very good day in regards to that.”

After beginning their first practice at 3:05 p.m. Thursday afternoon, the Hurricanes had a start time of 9:30 a.m. Friday.

When asked what it meant that his team practiced like champions, Richt didn’t hesitate.

“Effort. Focus. Energy level. Just doing what you’re coached to do, down after down. It wasn’t perfect by any means. We had too many penalties today, we had some issues on assignment…” he said. “I know what it looks like to have the type of practice where you’re going to get better every day, and today was one of those. Yesterday was close [to it], but today was.”