Miami needs its freshmen to mature now

Mark Richt annoyed some of the Miami media last week by making his true freshmen unavailable for interviews. He explained that after a 67-point in the Hurricanes’ opening game, in which many of them played quite well, he didn’t want them getting high on their own press clippings – to shield them from the hype.

In his words, he wanted to “slow the train down” for his first-year guys.

Well, he has a lot of them, and Miami will need all of them for its season to keep rolling along.

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