2013 Miami Hurricanes The 2013 Miami Hurricanes are coming off an 11-2 season and looking to take that next step forward into the ACC Championship game. The offense returns 10 starters and will be key to the teams success. This team has confidence know that it is virtually 4 or 5 plays away from the ACC championship. The team will rely on a balanced attack and solid defense as usual. Offensive Scheme : Custom Playbook , Stanford Base, Pro Style Defensive Scheme: Custom Playbook , 3-4 Base Offensive Question Mark: None really, with 10 returning starters and a stable of backs I feel really confident aobut this side of the ball. Defensive Question Mark: Who will step up at the safety spot! Circled Game: UNC, we are going to knock off the champs and get revenge for last season. Recruiting Needs: Our main goal will probably be another QB and some depth for the defensive backfield. Offense: Returning Starters -10 Qb- Ryan Williams will be the man here again, he grabbed the position firmly away from Stephen Morris last year and its his for the foreseeable future. HB- Going to be a RB by committee here, we have SR Eduardo Clements, who is the most solid all around, Sophmore Dallas Crawford who is a converted DB but needs to show a little more. Then we have RS Freshman Randy "Duke" Johnson, he is a burner and is expected to be the featured back. Then we have True Freshman Ken Woodward who is a great short down bruising back that the coaching staff is excited about. FB - 6'4 278 pound Jr Sean Harvey returns as the FB. WR- 1st team All American Allen Hurns returns for his SR year, with JR Rashawn Scott behind him and JR Phillip Dorsett in the slot. Pretty much the same group from last season will lead the way. TE- Two more returning starters in Asante Cleveland and Clive "Drop the ball" Walford will be in the tight end position. Offensive Line - 5 Returning starters makes this a pretty solid line. Seantrel and Malcolm Bunche are on the Tackle spots, Linder and Johnson return inside, and Sean McDermott is at center. Defense: Returning Starters - 6 Defensive End - Anthony Chikillo looks to rebound after a poor sophmore campaign and Shayon Green steps in at the Left end spot. Kelvin Cain can step in behind either guy and the bar doesnt drop which is nice. Defensive Tackle - 300 pound Curtis Porter is now the man inside, smaller than last year's 400 pound Nose Tackle but he still is very strong and will hold things down. OLB - Jimmy Gaines returns on the weakside, he had 5.5 sacks last season. Gionni Paul will play on the strong side, he brings back 3.5 sacks. We will look for a bit more production from them this season. MLB- Denzel Perryman returns inside to run shit , and Sophmore Raphael Kirby also returns next to him, these two form a very formidable inside presence. Cornerback - Ladarius Gunter and Thomas Finnie move up a spot on the depth chart while Tracy Howard will make his debut in the nickel position. All 3 guys are pretty interchangeable and the staff is confident they can get the job done. Free Safety - Former QB and 2nd Generation Cane AJ Highsmith now has the Free Safety spot locked up, expect to see Tracy Howard spell him from time to time. Strong Safety - Kacy Rodgers has the spot for now but RS FS Deon Bush is going to push him and grab his spot if he cant get the job done. Kicker/Punter - Dalton Botts will handle both duties. KR/PR - Randy Duke Johnson and Tracy Howard will return kicks, they are both explosive athletes and hopefully they can make some fireworks back there. Season Outlook : Were looking to take that next step, so a one loss season is our goal.