The University of Miami released its injury report for Saturday's noon kickoff against North Carolina and as usual there were a few surprises.
Safety Vaughn Telemaque has been ruled out with an arm injury, further depleting the secondary and safety spot after the injury to Randy Phillips last week. Starting freshman defensive tackle Marcus Forston, whom coach Randy Shannon told reporters on Tuesday was "simply sore", has been classified as doubtful with an arm injury. And freshman linebacker Jordan Futch (head) is listed as questionable. Last week, we were led to believe defensive end Eric Moncur wouldn't play. He did and had a huge game. So, basically, I'd take these injury reports with lots of caution.
> In another report released by the school, athletic director Kirby Hocutt and Shannon have announced the selection of five new members to the UM Football Ring of Honor -- the first time the school has placed new members in it since 1999. So, who is in? Edgerrin James, Jim Kelly, Cortez Kennedy, Jim Otto and Gino Torretta will all be placed in the Ring of Honor during halftime of Miami’s home game against Virginia Tech on Thursday, Nov. 13, at Dolphin Stadium.
“The University of Miami has a football legacy that rivals that of any program in the country, and this group exudes the success and excellence that is synonymous with the U” Hocutt said in the release. “All five inductees have had a great amount of success in life – on and off the football field.”
The selection of UM’s Ring of Honor members is determined by the director of athletics and head football coach, in conjunction with an anonymous advisory committee. Criteria used in the selection process include athletic achievements at UM and at the professional level, commitment and loyalty to the continued success of the university and its athletic department and a personal commitment to courage, fortitude, honesty and integrity.
“We have had so many great players play at the University of Miami, and it’s never an easy decision when it comes to adding to our Ring of Honor,” Shannon said in the release. “A tremendous group has been selected for this next induction."
Are there any other Canes you believe deserve to be in the Ring of Honor? The current list includes George Mira, Jim Dooley, Ted Hendricks, Vinny Testaverde, Ottis Anderson, Don Bosseler, Bernie Kosar and Burgess Owens. My first vote would go to Michael Irvin.