Healthy Wide Receivers
Behind sophomore standout Stacy Coley, the Hurricanes are looking for a couple receivers to step up. Phillip Dorsett led the team as a sophomore, but an injury limited his junior campaign. However, a healthy Dorsett will not provide the biggest upgrade.
Malcolm Lewis and Rashawn Scott, both of whom were ultimately sidelined for the entire 2013 season, have returned and are impressing the coaches.
According to Christy Cabrera Chirinos of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Golden said of Lewis:
Now he's got his weight down, he's in great condition. It's just something that bothered him the whole season and they had to fix it. He's really done a great job and I'm excited about the way he looks right now.
Per Porter, of Scott: He "has probably made the biggest difference this spring. He's changed the whole dynamic."
Now, with Olsen and Crow taking the majority of reps, the receiving corps will be challenged to help ease the transition and progression of the young quarterbacks.
How Good Are the Safeties?
Incumbent starter Rayshawn Jenkins has been sidelined for spring practice, freeing Deon Bush, Dallas Crawford and Jamal Carter for a ton of practice time.
After a promising freshman campaign, Bush was held back by a lingering injury last season. However, converted safety Crawford and sophomore Carter have been outstanding to this point.
Golden mentioned the safeties as the defensive group that has been most impressive this spring. '[Deon] Bush is completely healthy and playing with more confidence, [Jamal] Carter clearly is not a freshman anymore and doing a great job. And Dallas [Crawford] brings a toughness, that blue-collar mentality, that work ethic, don't back down to anybody.'
The compliments are there, but fans are now really expecting to see that improvement.