This segments features freshman defensive end Tyriq McCord tooling around campus week one, but quickly winds up on the practice field, where the four-start product out of Tampa looks all the part of a newbie.
McCord talks about the speed of the game and gets chewed out by head coach Al Golden for catching some shade, instead of watching his teammates and learning his new position.
“Get these guys out of the shade. That’s not the way we do it here,” barked Golden, towards position coaches.
After McCord and a few freshman teammates finally got to the bench, per Golden’s request, he let them know their attention was required, as well.
“You could stand up and watch it too,” Golden quipped. “You might learn something.”
A stark reminder that as good as guys were in high school or on highlight reels, college is a different game and with so many freshmen suiting up for Miami this fall, getting past that learning curve as quickly as possible remains the goal.