Miami's new coach has added new rules -- among them, any player caught with a gun is off the team and players must wait two years before moving off-campus, plus maintain a 2.5 grade-point average to stay there. And anyone caught with a gun is not only off the team, but kicked out of school.
The Miami Hurricanes began their spring practice Tuesday afternoon on the Greentree Practice Fields, going through the first of 15 scheduled sessions. The team worked in shorts without pads under the guidance of new head coach Randy Shannon.
"It was the first day, but players weren't in pads. There was a lot of enthusiasm and we wanted to get the timing right. That's what we worked on today," said Shannon. "The energy level was great. Guys flew around. Nobody walked from drill to drill. I wanted guys to understand what we're trying to get done. The (assistant) coaches have done a good job of that."