"Gus The Bus" must have taken a wrong turn somewhere along the route. Now, it seems that "The Bus" is back on track to be a prime performer in Mark Richt's offense. What went wrong? What has changed? What will we see this Saturday?
Strong offensive line play has led to offensive explosions. The Hurricanes have scored over 30 points in each of their victories and are averaging 45.5 points in games they have won, while Miami has not reached 30 points in each of its four defeats in 2016.
We’ve picked up our play,” junior Kc McDermott said. “That four-game losing streak didn’t make anyone happy, but it made us hungrier. That’s the difference between winners and losers. Your losses determine how you show up. We got tired of losing. We wanted to step up and played a good game against Pitt and a good game against Virginia. We look forward to keep doing it with this challenge this weekend.”
Senior Danny isidora and McDermott are the only two Hurricanes to start every game on the offensive line this season, while Isidora is the only Canes lineman to make every start at the same position and has now started 36 consecutive games for Miami.
“We had a couple guys down, so we had to start some different guys at different positions,” Isidora said. “The last two weeks, we put an emphasis on starting fast. That’s really helped us and it’s what we are trying to focus on again this week.
Sophomores Tyree St. Louis and Tyler Gauthier, as well as senior Alex Gall, have stepped in on the offensive line and helped Miami’s unit return to success upfront. They also have caught the attention of Miami’s offensive line coach, Stacy Searels.
Only time will tell but I am buying a ticket for a long and happy bus ride home.
Let's go Gus, let's DRIVE that bus!