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DE Gavin Hardin 'will be out for 'awhile'

The Hurricanes have plenty of talent and depth on their defensive line. So, it is probably not a big deal that we learned Thursday redshirt freshman defensive end Gavin Hardin "will be out for awhile."

Hardin, last year's Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year, was granted a medical hardship at the end of last season for unspecified reasons. Chances are, whatever ailed him last year is probably the reason he's still out.

The good news? So far, Hardin is the only Cane out with an injury to this point.

Other teams in the ACC haven't been as fortunate. Boston College lost linebacker Mark Herzlich, the ACC's Defensive Player of the Year last year, this summer after he learned he had a rare form of cancer. N.C. State linebacker Nate Irving was involved in a car accident and June and whether or not he returns remains in the air. This week, ACC preseason favorite Virginia Tech lost star running back Darren Evans to a torn ACL. Thursday, North Carolina lost one of their top offensive linemen Carl Gaskins, who was competing for the starting job at left tackle, to another torn ACL.

> Today is one of three two-a-day practices this fall. Players will be made available after the 3:30 practice.

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First.

That first thing is so tim tebow- GAY

Didn't FSU lose a player or some players for the season as well?

"Out a while" usually means for the entire year in Randy-talk. So do a lot of other phrases that minimize an injury.

I'm assuming that we won't see Hardin this year.

That's awful news for these programs. The injury bug has come early this season, hopefully it skips Miami.

CoCane:

Talking about Johnson and Byrd doesn't mean Hankerson isn't a good receiver. Hankerson has all the tools, he just needs to catch the ball.

Who would be against having all 3 on the field? The weak link is Benjamin...he's too frail.

Where's the Tommy Streeter hype on this blog???

Tommy Streeter is going to break into the 5-deep rotation. He's got the same connection with Jacory Harris that Aldarius Johnson had last year.

I don't think anyone is ruling out Hank. But at the end of last season, Byrd was showing progress as was AJ as true Freshmen. Its impossible not to get caught up in the hype with two potential stars.

I am concerned that Hank will leave here like another Darnell Jenkins who was a great practice player but never elevated his game to that next level on Saturday's. I grew up a Duper fan, I would love to see the second coming of him in Hank. The best thing all these receivers have is Whipple is judging them all for the first time.

go canes

I am concerned that Hank will leave here like another Darnell Jenkins who was a great practice player but never elevated his game to that next level on Saturday's. I grew up a Duper fan, I would love to see the second coming of him in Hank. The best thing all these receivers have is Whipple is judging them all for the first time.


Nuke was our only decent WR with zero Oline and zero qb. Hes doing his thing in the league today.

but for our current WRs

We will Have AJ and Byrd on the outside backed up by Hank and Streeter with Benjamin in the slot backed up by K Thompkins.

Whip will use 5 WR sets so we are definitely bringing 6 WR. I think D Johnson and T Collier get the shirt this year because Byrd and AJ are leaving after 2010

C'mon Canesjunkie! Benjamin too frail? He's the most explosive receiver we have on the roster! Santana & Sinorice Moss weren't "too frail"! Roscoe Parish wasn't "too frail"! Give him some time to put on weight, trust me when I say he will not be the weak link of the receiving corps!!!

Brooklyn:

I loved Roscoe...will never forget that punt return against OSU in the 4th quarter Fiesta Bowl. It was the play we needed, when we needed it.

That's why I hate to post this example of what happens to the little guys.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de1aMu2pDOg

Benjamin is fast...no doubt. Don't know how he's doing weight wise, I guess we'll find out.

go canes

Posted by: Daryel | August 13, 2009 at 05:47 PM

FIRSTTTTTTTTT

ND's TV contract broadcasts all home games on network TV in the middle of the afternoon.

Posted by: Canesjunkie | August 11, 2009 at 02:04 PM

http://www.hokiesports.com/notebook/2007/11/what_is_a_reverse_mirror_game.html

http://www.comcast.net/tv/on-demand/

new technology leveled the playing field …
with so many choices …
what’s a boy to do …
I foresee a multi-network TV deal befitting a 12-team super conference …
the ACC re-ups with Disney & Raycom who takes on Comcast …
while shrewdly launching its own network …
ABC, ABC/ESPN2 reverse mirror, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU,
Raycom/Comcast syndication, Comcast on demand, brand new ACC channel …
streaming TV online …
my god …
one can watch & rewatch UM …

SOMEWHERE. SOMEHOW. SOMETIME.

That (ND) contract is worth a lot of hard and soft dollars. It's not the same as the conference having a TV contract.

Posted by: Canesjunkie | August 11, 2009 at 02:04 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collective_bargaining

premium brands rule the roost …
the ACC will leverage duke/carolina basketball & UM/f$u football to shake down the networks down for a king’s ransom …
if all goes well …
our TV income will lap notre lame’s ...
1 for all and all for 1 …

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

The weak link is Benjamin...he's too frail.

Posted by: Canesjunkie | August 13, 2009 at 02:26 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thoroughbred

frail like a thoroughbred …

HANDLE WITH CARE

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