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Miami (FL) coaches not interested in seeing 67 dropped passes

Despite having a ridiculously talented group of receivers, Miami (FL) completed just 54% of passing attempts in 2010.

According to the Miami Herald, former offensive coordinator Mark Whipple says the Hurricanes dropped an astounding 67 passes in 2010, mostly coming from receivers and tight ends.

The Hurricanes’ new wide receivers coach George McDonald told the Miami Herald, “They look like NFL receivers – long, rangy guys. But as a group, they’ve been underachieving in terms of where their talent is. You can’t catch a touchdown and then drop one.”

McDonald, who served as the wide receivers coach for the Cleveland Browns last season, will have a number of highly recruiting wide receivers to coach. LaRon Byrd (Hahnville HS, LA) , Travis Benjamin (Glades Central HS, FL), the Miami Northwestern HS duo of Aldarius Johnson and Tommy Streeter will likely make-up the core of wide outs.

Shortly after arriving in Coral Gables, McDonald said, “Wow. Capital W…o..w. They look the part. Now, looking the part and playing the part are two different things.”

“I try to train your eyes. We want to frame the ball. That’s one thing we are going to pride ourselves on…being fundamentally sound.”

Joining Al Golden's coaching staff on the offensive side includes Jedd Fisch (offensive coordinator / quarterbacks), Terry Richardson (running backs / recruiting coordinator), Brennan Carroll (tight ends / national recruiting coordinator), Art Kehoe (offensive line), and George McDonald (wide receivers).

None of the offensive assistants have ever coached together.

Miami (FL) opens at Maryland on a Monday night at 8 pm EST. The Hurricanes will then return home for games against Ohio State and Kansas State.