Gray skies opened up for the second consecutive day and once again postponed the start of day 2 of the University of Miami's Fall training camp, this time for over an hour. As you can imagine, the players grew restless as they waited for the gray clouds to clear so they could take the field and get in some quality work on Greentree Field.
Speaking of gray (or is it grey?), day 2 of Canes camp saw the emergence of the freshman player that some have already anointed the next "Great One" at Miami, RB/ATH Trayone Gray. Gray struggled and had to work hard just to get qualified at UM and was finally cleared for practice on Tuesday.
Gray didn't waste any time once on the field as he showed flashes of why many believe that he will be an impact player this year along with running mate Joseph Yearby in the Hurricanes backfield behind possible Heisman Trophy candidate Duke Johnson and hard running Sophomore Gus Edwards.
Gray, who measures 6'2" and weighed in at 222 pounds, is big and fast. On one play that showed what he is capable of, he took a simple screen pass from QB Jake Heaps and rambled past the UM defense for what would have been a touchdown during 11 on 11 drills.
Offensive coordinator James Coley suddenly has a backfield crowded with talent which is always a nice problem to have. With Duke getting a majority of the touches this season it may be tough to keep all of the running backs happy and well fed. It will be up to Coach Coley to figure out how best to do that.
As for another shade of gray (or is it grey?), former QB Gray Crow showed that he is fitting in at his new H-back position, catching the ball nicely from all of four of the Hurricane QBs.
Crow, a hard worker and long-time Canespace fan favorite, will hope to get some quality playing time at his new position this season.
We wish our man Gray Crow, newcomer Trayone Gray, anybody else named Gray that we may have left out and all the UM players, a healthy and productive training camp and a successful 2014 season.