April 15, 2006

Spring Game wrapup: Defensive domination

For fans hoping to see Miami's revamped offense, the Spring Game did not deliver much.

With the offense and defense both playing vanilla, it was defensive domination most of the time at the Orange Bowl April 15.
Quarterbacks combined to hit on 16 of 34 passes for just 85 yards with two interceptions (both of Kirby Freeman) with no touchdowns. There were a few dropped passes, and there was a lot of defensive pressure that hindered them.

The running game netted 119 yards on 39 carries, an average of 3.1 yards per attempt.

The offense had no touchdowns and one field goal in the scrimmage, which was played in front of an estimated crowd of 9,000.

"We're pretty dominant on defense," coach Larry Coker said afterward. "We played a lot of defensive players and did an awfully nice job defensively. Offensively we ran the ball, did some nice things there. We have to have a great summer. Certainly we've got a lot of work to do offensively."

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