Stephen Morris and Duke Johnson are heading into this season as perhaps one of the nation's top quarterback-running back duos, and the biggest reasons why Miami is a popular pick to contend for the Atlantic Coast Conference title.
Unless the Hurricanes' defense is much improved, Morris and Johnson might have to be great for their team to have a chance.
Morris passed for 3,345 yards with 21 touchdowns and seven interceptions last season, then got a good amount of attention this summer by excelling at the Manning camp, winning the skills competition there. And Johnson's freshman year saw him pile up 2,070 all-purpose yards, mostly on rushes and kickoff returns, where his big-play ability was regularly displayed.
''These guys have the makeup to be pretty good,'' said new Miami offensive coordinator James Coley, who was at Florida State last season.
So the Hurricanes can run, catch and return the ball. There isn't much question there.