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Hurricanes' defense looks to make another jump

Hurricanes' defense looks to make another jump

Though the Hurricanes limped to a 6-7 record a year ago, one of the positives coach Al Golden touted when the season was over was Miami's improvement on defense. And while the unit did struggle in some games — particularly against the run at both Nebraska and Georgia Tech — there were some numbers that proved Miami's defensive unit made progress from 2013. That year, Miami's 90th-ranked defense allowed opponents an average of 426.6 yards per game. Last season, that number was cut to 329.6, good enough for the Hurricanes to finish ranked 14th in total defense. Miami improved against both the pass and the run, going from 92nd (249.8 yards per game) to 17th...

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