Before we get to some interviews as the Hurricanes prepare take on Georgia Tech Saturday, a few news and notes from Tuesday's press conference and practice:
> There were a few notable absences from Tuesday's practice: Quarterback Jacory Harris, tailbacks Damien Berry and Lamar Miller, tight end Asante Cleveland and receiver Allen Hurns.
> UM coach Randy Shannon said that neither Harris or Berry are likely to play this week. Shannon said Harris is supposed to see a doctor today to find out about his progress from the effects of a concussion sustained two weeks ago against Virginia and that Harris has yet to begin running although he held out hope that the junior quarterback might take part in some of practice this week. But no matter what happens, Shannon told the Palm Beach Post that Stephen Morris will start versus the Yellow Jackets.
> Shannon said that Damien Berry, the Hurricanes’ leading rusher, continues to be bothered by a leg injury (we believed its bruised left quadriceps) and has been slowed in recent days by the flu.
> Lamar Miller was seen walking around the hallways at the UM athletic center without any visible injuries. He missed two games earlier this season with what was believed to be a shoulder injury.
> Shannon told the Palm Beach Post, Asante Cleveland will also miss Saturday’s game and could be out longer after sustaining an undisclosed injury against Maryland last week.
> Left tackle Orlando Franklin was dressed for practice, but didn't participate in individual drills when the media was allowed to watch the first 6 minutes and 34 seconds of practice.
> Safety JoJo Nicolas was back practicing after getting injured in the first half Saturday. Nobody in the media noticed if defensive back Lee Chambers was back out there
> Defensive tackle Josh Holmes, who has missed four of the past five games with a knee injury, may not return this season. Sophomore defensive tackle Curtis Porter was dressed for practice, but did not participate.