Ah, high school football has started, preseason NFL is on – life is good. That must mean one thing, ‘Canes fans – Hurricane football is almost here. Alas, only eight more days until kickoff.
Here’s what’s going on in the world of UM football:
- It is being reported that DT Junior Alexis is no longer on the Miami Hurricanes roster. This came as a bit of a surprise to me. For reasons that have yet been announced, I cannot personally confirm or deny this his leaving. However, if anything further is announced, I will be sure to post it.
In any event, Alexis was previously committed to Hawaii before signing with Miami. He played at Crenshaw High School (Los Angeles, CA.) and had 74 tackles and six sacks during his senior year. Alexis was working with the offensive line prior to leaving the team.
- RT Seantrel Henderson is back and practicing. For unknown reasons, he was wearing a white practice jersey with the number 74, as opposed to his usual 77. Henderson is not on the depth chart and is doubtful against Boston College.
- Freshman RT Ereck Flowers was also practicing in the number 74. Flowers was wearing a first-team orange jersey today and is slated to make his first start in the upcoming opener vs. Boston College.
- LB Gionni Paul also returned to practice today. He was seen wearing a red no contact jersey. Paul suffered a knee injury during fall camp.
- Also, LB Eddie Johnson participated in today’s practice. Remember the rumor about Johnson no longer being on the squad? Bogus, I say.
- WR Allen Hurns has returned. Although he was wearing a yellow limited contact jersey, he was on the field none-the-less.
- Now that training camp has officially come to an end, the ‘Canes can begin to prepare for Boston College. According to the Miami Herald, “Camp stretched over a 20-day period with 23 practices, including five two-a-day sessions.” Said Golden, “The grind is over but the process endures. Stay to it. Don’t worry about the outside. Just keep checking the boxes – follow the prescription and just keep checking boxes. Put you head down, and the rest of it will take care of itself.”