Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE
It is so hard to grade a coaching unit that has 64 freshmen on their roster like Miami has. There are going to be mistakes, and many of them came due to inexperience.
Now, putting the freshman stuff aside, the coaches struggled to adjust to the Eagles' offensive attack. I thought for sure they would make some adjustments after the dismal first half, but it never came.
Defensive coordinator Mark D'Onofrio struggled calling the right defensive plays all game long. I don't know if it's because Miami lacks the players on defense or because he didn't know how to defend it—either way, I was disgusted.
Offensive coordinator, Jedd Fisch called a very safe game for the offense. Although i was irritated by the short pitch passes, they seemed to be pretty effective.
Head coach Al Golden did a great job overall getting his team ready for Boston College. Beating a conference opponent on the road to start a season isn't the easiest thing to do—especially for such a young team.
Overall, I was too disappointed in the defense to give them a good grade. There are too many good athletes on the defense to allow such a ridiculous amount of yards to a fair-to-good quarterback in Chase Rettig.
Final grade: D