April 12, 2006

Wimbs trying to earn job at right tackle

Right tackle is a key position for the Canes this year.

And Tyrone Byrd has lined up as the starter most of this spring with Cyrim Wimbs behind him.

Wimbs hopes to unseat Byrd. And he says of his progress that "I'm coming along pretty well. I'm working on just getting back in my pass sets, things like that."

Wimbs has come on since dropping weight.

When he first arrived at Miami he was a 358-pounder. He couldn't finish the first wind sprint the Canes were put through that fall, walking the rest of the way.

Now he's in shape. He played at 315 pounds last year and is now at 325 pounds.

"I'm trying to lose five or 10 more pounds," he said.

Wimbs is also working in as the second-team left tackle.

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