Jackets In College: D'Mauri Jones, University of Miami (FL)
Miami Hurricanes set to wrap up spring
Friday, April 12, 2013
CORAL GABLES — A year ago, all Miami quarterback Stephen Morris could do in the Hurricanes’ spring
game was evaluate his teammates from the sideline.
This time around, he’ll evaluate again — just from the field.
A back injury kept Morris out of spring ball last season, so he watched while wearing a whistle instead of a
helmet. And while many Hurricanes will try to impress coaches one last time before training camp starts in
the summer, Morris will be keeping a critical eye on things as well, if for no other reason than to get a
better feel for who will be his primary targets when the real season begins.
“It really helps me understand who’s going to be my go-to guys, especially going into the summer,” Morris
said. “I know guys like Allen Hurns and Phillip Dorsett, they’re going to make plays for me. I want to see
Dallas Crawford play. I want to see Jontavious Carter come out. I want to see D’Mauri Jones do something
special. Things like that are what you want to see. Then they’ll have confidence going into the summer
and we can take off from there.”
The Hurricanes are among more than 30 teams around the country scheduled to play their spring game
on Saturday. Miami is coming off a 7-5 season that could have seen it play in the Atlantic Coast
Conference championship game, if not for a second straight year of self-imposed postseason bans
because of the ongoing NCAA investigation into the Hurricanes’ athletic department.
Expectations at this time in 2012 were low. This year, the Hurricanes are likely to be a popular pick to win
the ACC’s Coastal Division, if not the overall conference title.
Starting Quarterback #17 Stephen Morris and #15 Wide Receiver D'Mauri Jones celebrate a
Hurricane win last season.
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