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Special to CardinalSportsZone.com from Jerry Steinberg at stateoftheu.com

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State of the U Team Capsule: 

2014 will be the first time in the Al Golden era that the Hurricanes start the season without the specter of NCAA Sanctions.  Clearly the absence of its’ dark shadow has paid immediate dividends in recruiting.  But could it help contribute to success on the field as well?  The coaching staff under Al Golden has never appeared to lack confidence, even when things aren’t going well.  But the decision of Golden and Offensive Coordinator James Coley to name true freshman Brad Kaaya the starting QB, emanates in self assurance.

Will it pay off?

All the confidence in the world, and a successful season from Kaaya, will not mean a thing if the defense does not improve. UM will have to do better than 2013 when this highly scrutinized unit surrendered 27 ppg and over 426 yards a contest.

The good news is, they finally have some of the pieces to make it happen.

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Miami Names Starting QB for Louisville Game

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Al Golden, head coach of the Miami Hurricanes, announced that true freshman Brad Kaaya will be the starting quarterback for the ‘Canes when they take the field on September 1 against the Louisville Cardinals. Kaaya beat out senior Jake Heaps, who has also played for BYU and Kansas in his career.

Kaaya is 6’4 and around 206 pounds from West Hills, California. Both Rivals and 247 Sports listed him as a 4-star prospect coming out of high school, so the kid can play. The following excerpt comes from USAToday.com:

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