Offense Shines in First of Two Practices Monday

Offense Shines in First of Two Practices Monday

Aug. 16, 2010

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – With fall camp already more than halfway over, intensity continued to rise on the Greentree Practice Fields as the `Canes held their 12th practice and opened their second two-a-day of camp Monday morning.


The offense had the advantage throughout most of the session that lasted about two hours under upper 80’s heat on the UM campus. The team focused mostly on red zone and blitz drills, with Jacory Harris, Travis Benjamin and Marcus Robinson among the individuals who stood out.


Join the Carnivale

On the final Saturday before the start of the college football season, make sure you spend your day at the first-ever `Canes Carnivale taking place Saturday, Aug. 28, in the Basketball Field House and H-100 parking lot at the BankUnited Center on the UM campus in Coral Gables.


The event, which runs from 10 a.m. through 1 p.m., will feature a variety of activities for fans to enjoy while interacting with their favorite Hurricanes’ student-athletes from all UM sports. There will also be a number of other entertaining things to do, as well as food and drinks for all to enjoy.

For more information, CLICK HERE.

Let’s Talk Ohio State
Do you want an exclusive lunch with head coach Randy Shannon on the week of the highly-anticipated game against No. 2 Ohio State?

Here is your chance… The Hurricane Club and Coach Shannon have joined forces for the latest It’s All About the U Speaker Series event. Shannon will be the featured speaker at Timpano’s Chophouse in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday, Sept. 7 from Noon to 1 p.m.  That’s just four days before the most anxiously awaited non-conference game of the 2010 season.

Make your Lunch Reservation by CLICKING HERE.

Travis Carries the Offense

Junior wide receiver Travis Benjamin had one of his best practices of camp Monday morning, catching a number of long passes from Jacory Harris, Alonzo Highsmith and Spencer Whipple. Among his receptions were a pair of deep connections from Harris in 7-on-7 and third down drills and a pass from Whipple down the right sideline for a big gain.


M-Rob Does His Thing Defensively

Travis Benjamin’s performance Monday morning might have been rivaled only by junior defensive end Marcus Robinson, who had to be the defensive star this morning. Robinson consistently worked his way into the backfield, picking up a couple sacks and at least four quarterback hurries. Robinson, who has eight sacks and 15 tackles for a loss in his career, is one of a number of talented players along the Hurricanes’ defensive line.


Offensive Highlights

Damien Berry and Chase Ford each scored touchdowns in red zone work.

– Berry and Lamar Miller each broke off a long run on the outside during blitz drills.

Jacory Harris hooked up with a number of receivers on deep passing patterns, including Travis Benjamin and Kendal Thompkins.

Spencer Whipple also stood out, hitting Benjamin and Chase Ford for big gains.


Defensive Highlights

– Kevin Gaines and Sean Spence each recorded a pass break-up.

Jared Campbell recorded a sack in blitz drills.

Marcus Robinson turned in a stretch of three quarterback hurries in a five-play span during third down plays late in the session.

Cory Nelms had a tackle for a loss, Allen Bailey had a quarterback hurry and Micanor Regis had a number of stops on runs up the middle.

Academic Success

Overall University of Miami Athletics has an 86% Graduation Success Rate (GSR), the highest GSR ever and up from 82% in 2009. 83% in 2007 was our previous high.

University of Miami head football coach Randy Shannon has the highest Academic Progress Rate (APR) score among all head coaches in Bowl Championship Series Conferences. The APR was established by the NCAA to measure the success or failure of collegiate athletic teams in moving student-athletes towards graduation.


136 University of Miami student-athletes had a 3.0 GPA or higher following the Spring 2010 semester.


Ticket Information

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