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Tuesday morning practice

Miami quarterback Jacory Harris, who hurt his left shoulder (non-throwing side) when he was sacked at Pittsburgh Thursday night, was out there at practice early this morning (Tuesday) throwing passes. Have no idea if he's 100-percent (on the left side), but it has to be a good sign that he was out there.

Seantrel Henderson, the nation's top recruit (this past year) out of Cretin-Derham Hall High School in St. Paul, Minnesota, was practicing at right tackle with the first team. Henderson is a 6-8, 355-pound beast on the field, and he has been used lately in goal-line and short-yardage situations. When Henderson is in there, the Red Sea parts. But he hasn't been in Coral Gables that long and he still has a lot of learning to do with his new offense, so he has been carefully used. It will be interesting to see how much playing time he gets at Clemson, which is the loudest stadium I've been in and could create havoc for UM's offense.

Seriously, it is LOUD.

The noise was deafening the last time UM played at Clemson, in 2005. I still remember Kenny Phillips -- then a freshman -- making the game-saving interception in triple-overtime. One of the most exhilarating games I've covered.

Back to practice: Sophomore cornerback Brandon McGee was on the sideline with his lower-left leg propped up on his helmet as he was examined by a trainer. It appears that he might have injured his left ankle or around there. He got up and walked gingerly to where the DBs were practicing. We left practice shortly afterward.

SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

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