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Going into the Boston College game I honestly thought Miami might have one of the best defenses in the ACC.
I was dead wrong.
Miami gave up 537 total yards—including 29 first downs and 441 yards passing. Now those numbers may be expected against a team like Florida State or Virginia Tech, but not Boston College.
That being said, Boston College did return 17 players on offense, defense and special teams heading into this season. The Eagles finished 4-8 last season, but it looks like they have a much better team this year.
Back to the Hurricanes defense—according to the official Miami stat sheet—Miami finished with no sacks and only four tackles for loss. Those stats alone show that the defensive line failed miserably.
The poor play of the defensive line put too much pressure on a very inexperienced and under-achieving defensive back unit.
I believe the defensive backs can grow and become a better group, but these first couple games they will need the help of the defensive line or they won't have that opportunity.
The linebackers had a good and bad game. Denzel Perryman and Eddie Johnson created turnovers, but their coverage in the passing game was less than stellar.
Overall, it was pretty embarrassing to have the Eagles run the same pass plays over and over again to perfection.
Anyone else having dreams of the same slant pass to Eagle wide receiver Alex Amidon?