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Jaquan Johnson seeing increased role for Miami Hurricanes defenseJaquan Johnson moves in for a tackle against Florida Atlantic in 2015. (Getty Images)

As Hurricanes defensive coordinator Manny Diaz searches for answers in the face of attrition, cialis he is taking a long look at Jaquan Johnson.

Johnson, find a sophomore from Miami-Killian High, ailment seems primed for an increased role when Miami takes on Florida Atlantic on Saturday (6 p.m., ESPN3.com). One of Miami’s top three safeties during training camp, Johnson did not start in the season opener but saw plenty of action. He was the first safety off the bench and played in the dime (six defensive backs) package Diaz rolled out mostly on third downs, along with nickel Corn Elder.

Johnson has also been training at strong-side (Sam) linebacker, the position vacated by dismissed senior Jermaine Grace. While Grace (6-1, 208) was larger and faster than Johnson (5-11, 195), both players have the mobility and striking ability to play a hybrid linebacker-safety role increasingly seen around football as defenses contend with pass-heavy offenses.

 

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Miami Hurricanes thankful for true freshmen in season-openerAhmmon Richards celebrates the first catch of his Hurricanes career. (Allen Eyestone/The Post)

About 90 minutes before his first college game, viagra Shaq Quarterman tried to get a feel for the place — and the moment.

“I like to kneel down, dosage actually feel the grass with my hands and things, cialis ” he said. “That’s when I really got to sit there and think about where I am, where I came from and everything like that.”

As the game drew closer, any nerves?

“No, no,” he said. “I didn’t have the pregame jitters. Some people may say that’s weird if you don’t have them, but I was just excited to tackle somebody [and] start the season off right.”

Quarterman, one of four true freshmen to start, 13 who played for Miami and 22 newcomers who put on a Miami uniform for the first time. It’s been a long time since Miami has put that many first-timers in a game. Coach Mark Richt didn’t think he’d ever played that many true freshmen.

“Probably not that many,” he said.

 

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Sam Bruce is still a couple weeks from suiting up in a Miami uniform for the first time, but coach Mark Richt likes what he sees out of the freshman wide receiver.

Richt suspended Bruce for the first three games of the season because of an incident in high school. Asked Wednesday how Bruce was doing, Richt said “great” and sounded satisfied.

“Great practice player,” Richt said. “Works hard. Brings a lot of energy. He’s not getting as many reps as the other guys, so he’s fresher. But when he gets his reps, he’s going full-speed. He looks like a player.”

He could say the same about Bruce’s classmates who saw action in last Saturday’s 70-3 win over Florida A&M, Ahmmon Richards and Dionte Mullins. All three were high school All-Americans who, at different stages of their development, are impressing coaches.

Richards, from Wellington High, was on the field for 26 of Miami’s 57 offensive plays against FAMU and was targeted three times. He caught two passes for 31 yards and a touchdown. His first career reception was a 15-yard pass from Brad Kaaya. The second was a screen pass he took 16 yards for a touchdown (with ace cut blocking from fellow receivers Braxton Berrios and Stacy Coley). In between, he dropped a 48-yard deep ball, which Kaaya said he underthrew.

“I’ve always known Ahmmon is the player he is since he got here,” Kaaya said. “He got the playbook down pretty fast. He’s a smart kid. He’s a guy that we can rely on as an offense. Just like [linebackers] Shaq [Quarterman] and Mike Pinckney, he doesn’t play like a freshman. He doesn’t carry himself like a freshman. He carries himself like he’s years older. Credit to him. And physically, he’s just so far advanced than most freshmen, too.”

Other than Quarterman on Saturday, Richt didn’t allow freshmen to speak to the media this week. UM typically allows freshmen to be interviewed during the season after they play in their first game. Richt reasoned he was “just trying to slow down the train for them a little bit.”

On the first play of Mullins’ career, he raced downfield on running back Gus “The Bus” Edwards‘ 74-yard touchdown run. Mullins, who arrived late to camp, was on the field for five snaps in total and wasn’t targeted.

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The University of Miami is inching closer to building an indoor practice facility for the football program.

Multiple sources familiar with the plans told the Miami Herald that coaches are informing prospective recruits about the facility, abortion and renderings of the future project have also been made available to current players by coach Mark Richt.

“Coach Richt told me about it and said it’s going where the practice field is now,” said Brian Polendey, a 2017 tight end commit out of Denton, Texas.

“He said it’s going to be really impressive and that it will be a multiyear project. It shows that he cares about making this program the best it can possibly be.”

According to the sources, it will be a full-scale indoor facility that will include a weight room as well as coaches’ offices.

Initial costs will be between $20 million and $30 million. School officials are still in the process of raising funds, and the timetable for the start of construction is not yet known.

A source told the Miami Herald that a large contribution is expected during the current UM #BuildingChampions Spring Tour, which ends next Friday in New York City with Richt and Miami athletic director Blake James.

If the contribution occurs, UM could make the announcement at that point.

UM is the only Atlantic Coast Conference school without an indoor facility or a publicly announced plan for one. Boston College unveiled its plans in February, and North Carolina released its plans last November.
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MIAMI – History has been made at Miami Jackson Senior High School.

The school announced Monday that they have hired Lakatriona “Bernice” Brunson as its new head football coach, the first female to fill that role in state history.

“As a woman, I’m ready for everyone to judge me because it’s a man’s field,” Brunson said during her introductory media appearance at the school.

Brunson, who was already a physical education teacher at the school, replaces former Miami Hurricanes star Earl Little, who resigned after two seasons at Jackson.

In one of her first moves with the program, Brunson hired rap legend Luther Campbell as an assistant coach.

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