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Earlier this month, Miami head coach Randy Shannon was very enthusiastic regarding the overall speed of his current team relative to what he’s had in the past.
“This is probably the fastest team we’ve had,” Shannon said at the time. “…We’re real excited about it. When you give the ball to guys who can really run, things can happen.”
If what happened today is any indication — and if the track speed can translate to both football speed and wins — Shannon will be a very happy man come the fall.
According to the Sun Sentinel, the men’s 4×100 relay team broke a school record Sunday afternoon, running the event in 39.57 seconds. Their time — nearly six-tenths of a second better than the time they posted back in April — was good enough for third at the Greensboro, N.C., regional meet
And, as it turns out, all four members of that relay team also happen to be members of the Hurricanes football program.
The members of the record-setting squad, in no particular order, are cornerbacks Brandon McGee, DeMarcus Van Dyke and Cory Nelms and wide receiver Travis Benjamin.
Nelms, incidentally, also set a school record in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 13.65 seconds.
So, yeah, the Hurricanes will have some speed to burn this coming season. Whether that equates to a start toward a return to prominence/dominance, however, remains to be seen.