Guess there was a reason Jojo Nicholas was listed on the first team at safety after all. The University of Miami released its injury report moments ago and the biggest surprise on the list: Safety Vaughn Telemaque.
The redshirt freshman, whom coach Randy Shannon compared to Ed Reed last season, is among five players listed out for Monday night's opener at FSU. But he is the only player who was thought to be a starter. The injury is officially listed as an upper extremity (UM won't say exactly what body part it is). But as he was walking off the field Saturday morning after practice I spotted him with an ice pack over his left shoulder.
Also on the injured list: Senior cornerback Ryan Hill (upper extremity), freshman offensive lineman Cory White (lower extremity), defensive end Adewale Ojomo (jaw), linebacker Levi Paalua (upper extremity). All are listed as out.
Defensive end Eric Moncur (lower extremity) is listed as doubtful. I would be shocked if Moncur plays.
> UPDATE: A source at UM said the injuries to Telemaque and Hill happened during Saturday's practice. FYI, Telemaque injured his left shoulder last season when he was hit by big Texas A&M fullback Jorvorskie Lane on a kickoff. He didn't play the rest of the year. I'm pretty sure the ice pack I spotted today was on his left shoulder.
> THE U MOVIE: For those of you looking for a preview of the movie UM alumnus and filmmaker Billy Corben has been working on, here's a link to the ESPN page where a four minute excerpt from the film is available to watch. For Canes diehards, it the four minutes should get you real pumped up for the premier on Dec. 12.