When sports fans think about the letters "OT" it is highly likely that about 97% of them immediately think about overtime.
Overtime can come in almost any sport. Football and basketball have overtimes. Baseball has "extra innings" which basically amounts to an overtime extension of the game. Even soccer and hockey have an overtime period followed by penalty kicks or a shootout to try to determine a winner.
But when Miami Hurricanes fans think about "OT" they are really thinking about a rough, tough, hard scrabble area of Miami known as Overtown (http://overtowner.com/) and a football player at UM who bears the nickname "OT" in RB Eduardo Clements.
Earlier this year the UM athletic department did a special feature on OT and the scrimmage in Fort Myers. The Raising Canes video series created by Three Penny Films focused on Clements' difficult childhood and growing up in the tough neighborhood known as the Overtown area of Miami.
With the graduation of senior RB Mike James the Hurricanes will be looking for greater contributions from the other running backs on the roster behind starter Duke Johnson. The likely candidates so far are the experienced and dependable Clements, the speedy and elusive Dallas Crawford and the big and powerful Danny Dillard.
Miami is also recruiting the talented and highly regarded Alex Collins at the running back position but he may or may not wind up in Coral Gables depending on where he decides to take his abilities on National Signing Day.
Whatever happens in February the 'Canes are in great shape at running back in 2013. While everyone is expecting to see a lot more of Duke Johnson next season UM head coach Al Golden has stated many times that he plans to pace Duke and not wear him out too early or too often next year.
So as a result, we anticipate that Clements and the other backs will get plenty of carries in 2013. And that is something we are looking forward to going into next season.