The Miami Herald is reporting the junior OL Seantrel Henderson will head home to Minnesota to attend yet another funeral.
Here is the report from the Herald:
Said head coach Al Golden, “We’re trying to get him back. He’s 12 practices behind, which is difficult. He has a funeral he has to attend this week, so hopefully that will be an up and back deal, for someone in his family. Hopefully we’ll get him out here.That’s the biggest thing right now. We’re losing time and in his absence — we’ve already talked about Ereck Flowers — Jermaine Johnson has been playing probably the best football of his career, and Ben Jones has really done a nice job. We’ve got to get Seantrel to the point where he has some consistency to be the same guy every day.”
One can only sympathize for Henderson. It has truly been a rough month for him. Between losing a good friend, as well as his aunt, Henderson suffered a concussion at the expense of a car accident where he was a passenger.
So it looks like fans can expect to see true freshman Ereck Flowers at starting RT come September 1 at Boston College.
According to Golden, “When you think about it, he wasn’t one of those four or five star guys. He was kind of under the radar a little bit. He was a basketball player that ended up being a football player. But he’s strong — 24, 25 reps [at 225 pounds] as a freshman. He’s 315 pounds [and 6-6]. He’s got excellent feet. You have to be smart and you have to be really disciplined to be the starter at right tackle as a freshman for 12 practices and play the way he has played.”