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Al Golden encouraged by Hurricanes scrimmage

Miami (FL) head coach Al Golden seemed pretty positive about Saturday’s scrimmage.

Over 3,000 fans attended the scrimmage at Spanish River HS in Boca Raton.

Running backs coach Terry Richardson and offensive line coach Art Kehoe had to be pleased with the 226 rushing yards on 41 carries (5.5 average).

Golden was most pleased with no turnovers and just a few penalties.

“Correct me if I’m wrong, did we have a turnover today? We didn’t have many penalties,” Golden pointed out.

“I think it’s our job as coaches to put our players in position to make plays. I thought we did that today.”

“I thought we caught some really good slants today. That’s something we didn’t do a year ago. We’ll continue to develop the down-the-field game as the spring evolves.”

One early emphasis offensively has been taking the check down throws to the running backs.

Golden explained, “It should be. It’s got to be. I think Jedd (Fisch) has done a great job of that. Our quarterbacks have done a good job of buying in to that. A 5 yards catch, it’s an 18 yards run, but goes in the books as a 23 and that’s what our kids gotta learn.”

There was still no sighting of the Hurricanes' receivers utilizing Michael Irvin's three-point stance. Wide receivers coach George McDonald hasn't bought in to the idea just yet. is early.