In just one year’s time, Rhett Lashlee has helped propel the Miami Hurricanes offense and elevated the group into one of the nation’s top units. Lashlee, who was hired in January 2020, has installed an up-tempo offense in Coral Gables that has paid dividends for the Hurricanes, who are ranked in the top 10 of every major poll. Despite three new offensive full-time coaches (including Lashlee) added to the staff in a season severely hampered by COVID-19, the Hurricanes have managed to post statistics in scoring offense and total offense that rank among the nation’s best. Led by Heisman Trophy candidate D’Eriq King, many of Miami’s offensive players have all enjoyed career years under Lashlee’s direction.
Lashlee helped lead SMU to a 10-3 finish in 2019, guiding an offense that ranked No. 7 in FBS in scoring (41.8 points per game), No. 13 in passing offense (309 yards per game), No. 9 in total offense (489.8 yards per game) and No. 12 in first downs gained (322). SMU’s 10 wins were the school’s most since the 1984 season, and its 35 rushing touchdowns set a school record.Prior to joining SMU’s staff, Lashlee served as an offensive coordinator for seven seasons, spending 2017 at UConn, 2013-16 at Auburn, 2012 at Arkansas State and 2011 at Samford.
The Miami Hurricanes, ranked in the top 10 of every single poll (including the College Football Playoff rankings), are 8-1 and 7-1 in the ACC. This Miami team is only the second team to ever win seven ACC games in a single season, and the only blemish on the team’s record is a loss at then-No. 1 Clemson in Death Valley.
The Miami Hurricanes rank among the FBS leaders in passing offense (No. 32, 272.8 yards per game), red zone offense (No. 30, 89.2), scoring offense (No. 23, 34.9 points per game) and total offense (No. 27, 445.8 yards per game).
QB D’Eriq King: 2,334 passing yards, 20 TDs, 4 INTs | 467 rushing yards, 4 TDssenior WR Michael Harley (career-best year): 43 receptions, 653 yards, 5 TDs; Junior RB Cam’Ron Harris: team-high 567 yards, 8 rushing touchdowns, 5.2 yard average Junior WR Dee Wiggins (career-best year): 30 catches, 351 yards, 3 TDs; Junior WR Mark Pope (career-best year): 29 catches, 383 yards, 2 TDs; Junior TE Brevin Jordan & junior TE Will Mallory: 40 combined catches, 590 yards, 8 combined TDs