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Hurricanes linebacker Ramon Buchanan suspended indefinitely, facing felony charges

Hurricanes linebacker Ramon Buchanan has been suspended indefinitely and is facing felony counts of resisting arrest with violence and battery, as well as three other misdemeanor charges after being arrested last week.

“We are aware of Ramon’s situation and we are disappointed,” UM coach Al Golden said in a statement released by the school. “This is out of character for a young man who has been a positive influence in our program. He is contrite and apologetic for the situation and is currently taking the appropriate actions towards resolution.

“UM’s track record in the community has been very positive and we will continue in our pursuit of the highest standards.”

Buchanan started 10 games last season as a junior and finished fifth on the team with 54 tackles, including eight tackles for a loss, with an interception. He was slated as the starter at weakside linebacker when spring practice began.

> UM released its latest depth chart Tuesday morning. Seeing how the depth chart figures to be tweaked several times over the rest of the spring practices, I would caution you to get too worked up over it.

The most notable nuggets: sophomore Eduardo Clements switched to cornerback from running back; freshman Olsen Pierre has moved from defensive end to defensive tackle. Clements, a tremendous all-around athlete in high school, has always been linked to corner. Pierre is probably better served at tackle because of his size.

Other quick tidbits: Jacory Harris is listed No. 1 at quarterback. Spencer Whipple is back to third; Seantrel Henderson (one of six players expected to be suspended for the season opener at Maryland) is listed as the co-first team left tackle with Malcolm Bunche.

> For those of you wondering where I've been, I'm currently on vacation/paternal leave as my wife and I expect our first child in the coming days.