Is The Nevin Shapiro Case Affecting Miami?
Posted Apr 8, 2012

From the Scout publishers, here's the inside info on the key questions this spring.

Spring 2012 - Key Questions


What's happening this spring season? Several FSN publishers provide their insider info on the key questions that matter to the real world of college football. Scroll down for the links to all the spring questions.

Q: Out of all the early losses to the NFL and all the big position battles, along with quarterback, what's the biggest?

From Mike Bakas, … The biggest position battle on the entire team right now is at quarterback. Jacory Harris started the last three seasons. Stephen Morris had a few starts when Harris got hurt but Ryan Williams started an entire season at Memphis before transferring to Miami. They both have the same amount of time in Jedd Fisch's offense.

Morris is sitting out spring football after recent back surgery and is expected back over the summer, while Williams is taking most of the reps with the ones and is having a solid spring. This one will likely come down to the wire in late August before a starter is named considering freshmen Gray Crow and Preston Dewey are also competing, but they're unlikely to really challenge Williams and Morris this fall.

Q: Really, how much is the Nevin Shapiro cloud affecting the team, if at all?

The Shapiro stuff isn't really bothering the team at all. From a recruiting standpoint, some kids are hesitant about coming in because of the unknown status of the future. However, they still just landed a top ten recruiting class, despite all that talk and a 6-6 season on the field.

Q: What's the biggest insider storyline from this spring that the average fan should know about?

It's how well Rashawn Scott is playing. The 6-2 sophomore receiver has been excellent. He struggled to learn the playbook after coming to UM from a small private school in Melbourne and that caused him to play very little last season as a freshman. The Canes graduated three of their top four receivers from 2011 and the one returning (Allen Hurns) is very limited this spring with an injury. It's opened the door for the young receivers and Scott has really made the most of it. He's playing his way into a major role in Miami's offense for the 2012 season.

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