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Shields Recovers from ‘Mini-Slump'

Sam Shields

The sophomore slump is not a term that receiver Sam Shields wants to hear. Usually that stigma isn't handed out during spring practice, but in Coral Gables , with a demanding fan base and a new coaching staff pushing players to the limit, sometimes players can get labeled early.

Some would say that Shields was suffering from a "mini-slump." He went largely unnoticed during the Hurricanes' first open scrimmage, not a good sign for a receiver. On Tuesday; however, Shields had a great practice and earned praise from offensive coordinator Patrick Nix. "I did fine," Shields said about Tuesday's practice. "All the mistakes that we made in the scrimmage, we got those past us...

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