Some tidbits before I pack it in for the night...
Tonight the Canes are having a closed scrimmage in the Orange Bowl to determine any starting positions that aren't solidified, such as right tackle. Offensive coordinator Rich Olson said the job would be Chris Rutledge's had the game been played today, but obviously it wasn't...
If there's one weak link on the line, that's likely it.
Here's a funny one to make you realize how hard it is to get correct injury information out of anyone. Larry Coker said Tyrone Byrd's right knee was bruised, when we initially asked several days ago. Then, I asked Tyrone after practice yesterday how it was doing and what exactly was wrong:
"It's not really bruised, it's badly stretched,'' Byrd said. "It's just like I guess a mix between a pull and a tear a little bit. Not a tear, but a pull and a sprain. I sprained my knee. There you go!''
The problem is, I think half the time these guys really don't know their injuries, or kind of know, but not totally. And to me, it sounds like Byrd's knee is more serious than a bruise.
Coker is very happy with his freshman class, calling it "tremendous" and praising tight end Dedric (pronounced DEE-drick) Epps, cornerbacks Chavez Grant and Tervaris Johnson (by the way, he said Johnson could also eventually play at safety), tailbacks Javarris James and Kylan Robinson and offensive tackle Jason Fox.
Fox looks like he could be a factor in his first year, which is pretty impressive to say the least.
Have a great weekend everyone.
P.S. Hope you enjoyed today's story on Andrew Johnson. http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/sports/colleges/university_of_miami/15355832.htmWilliams. Tomorrow we have another interesting story on one of UM's newest young talents.