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Sharpton stepping up

Darryl Sharpton

Darryl Sharpton was being counted upon as being one of the leaders of the Miami defense heading into the season and that role has been made even more important with the loss of junior Colin McCarthy. Sharpton is living up to it and having a good season for the Canes under second year linebackers coach Micheal Barrow.

When Colin McCarthy was lost for the season with a shoulder injury prior to the Florida State game, the defense looked to upperclassmen like Glenn Cook and Darryl Sharpton to provide a spark. Sure, true freshman Sean Spence is filling in quite nicely in McCarthy's absence but having guys like Sharpton and Cook around who know the defense so well has been a big plus. Sharpton has registered 1...

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