Thursday, November 23, 2017
Colleges

Matt Baker’s takeaways from Miami-Virginia Tech

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1. Good luck finding a more versatile player than Miami WR Braxton Berrios. On a five-play stretch, he fielded a punt, rushed for 9 yards, threw a 17-yard pass on a trick play and snagged an acrobatic 24-yard reception. He also caught an 8-yard touchdown early in the second quarter.

2. Not sure how feasible it is, but poaching coach Justin Fuente from Virginia Tech would be huge for the Gators. His misdirection-laden offense (with a redshirt freshman quarterback) is full of creativity — something Florida hasn’t seen since Urban Meyer left after the 2010 season.

3. Miami gets a lot of flak for its lackluster attendance, so give credit where credit’s due: Hard Rock Stadium was nearly full, and the intensity almost felt like a UM-Florida State game.

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