Miami freshmen stepping into starting roles at linebacker

The meat of the ACC schedule can eat up freshmen, whether it means they falter because of a lack of conditioning or just get plain confused by opposing game plans they’ve never seen.

Miami defensive coordinator Manny Diaz is not worried.

Despite the fact he will rely heavily on three true freshmen at linebacker, Diaz believes they are fit, focused and should fare quite well as ACC newcomers.

But does he think they’re ready to start? To find out for free, sign up for basic access to