As reported by the Miami Herald, Miami WR Allen Hurns and S Vaughn Telemaque will be back for Saturday’s game at Georgia Tech.
Al Golden held his weekly press conference today and released the good news, however, as expected MLB Denzel Perryman will be sidelined at Georgia Tech.
Hurns is coming off of a concussion he sustained against Kansas State and Telemaque suffered a knee injury that left him in a brace.
“Hurns is back,” said Golden. “There’s a good chance you can write in Vaughn depending on how it goes tomorrow. Gionni Paul has been playing inside with Jimmy Gaines. They’re competing right now.”
“[Telemaque] did a lot today. He did more than I thought he would do. So, there’s a good chance, hopefully we’ll see how he responds and hopefully there is a good chance we’ll have him.”
A couple of points that Golden touched upon during his press conference:
* With LS Sean McNally out for the remainder of the year, S A.J. Highsmith will serve as the ‘Canes long-snapper.
* According to Golden, OL Jon Feliciano continues to play like the best offensive lineman on the team.
* Golden expects RB Duke Johnson to continue to receive as many touches as he has had in previous games. He will not use Johnson as a punt-returner, but will stick with sophomore Phillip Dorsett.
* Golden would like to see QB Stephen Morris do a better job in completing passes downfield. He is going to have to do a better job in recognizing Georgia Tech’s fronts this week.
* Golden said that RB Dallas Crawford has been playing QB on the scout team to prepare the ‘Canes defense for Georgia Tech. Crawford has been running the spread offense during practice.
* OL Seantrel Henderson is continuing to battle Ereck Flowers and Malcolm Bunche for a starting job.
* Golden was impressed with S Deon Bush in last Saturday’s game vs. Bethune-Cookman. “Deon did a really good job for us the other day,” said Golden. “The mistakes that he made in the game weren’t really mental errors…it was more when he was coming.”
* Golden would like to see CB Tracy Howard “play withing the system” more.