The Miami Hurricanes completed their second day of fall camp Friday, the only practice fully open to the media.
Coach Al Golden said the Canes will gradually work their way into more intense practices, but the start of camp is purposely a bit slower paced.
“The first two days are always like that,’’ Golden said. “I’ve been places where it’s no pads and they’re smashing into each other — it defeats the purpose of no pads. We don’t believe in that. We slow it down, we teach, and as you guys probably noticed, the only run in there today was a draw [play].
“We don’t want to put players in conflict. It’s all pocket passes, basically. Tomorrow, when we put the tops on, we go to the run and play-action, and the perimeter game. We’ll put it all together by practice five or six.’’
▪ When asked Friday his impression of what needs to be accomplished this season to secure his job, Golden quickly answered, “I’m not worried about it. We’re just worried about getting better. None of it is going to matter if we don’t take care of what we’ve got to take care of.”
Then, he was asked how many wins he thought he’d need to have this season?
“That’s your job. You guys can worry about it. My job is to get the team ready and I’m going to have them ready.’’
▪ Athletic director Blake James said an indoor practice facility is at the top of his priority list, but he would need $10 million of the $20 million it would take to finalize plans.