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Report: Seantrel Henderson suspended for UM season opener

There is a report by InsideTheU.com that University of Miami soon-to-be-sophomore offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson is suspended for the opening football game at University of Maryland.

We have requested a comment from UM coach Al Golden and are still awaiting a response. We do know that there are some academic issues within the offensive line personnel, but don't know to exactly what extent the problem reaches -- or if the Henderson situation is related.

InsideTheU.com wrote that "multiple sources have confirmed'' the information. The report also said "multiple sources have also confirmed that Henderson is unhappy with the new staff as former head coach Randy Shannon was a big reason why he chose to attend Miami after being released from his letter of intent he signed with USC [last] March.''

Henderson, a freshman All-American who was the nation's No. 1 recruit in the 2010 signing class, is a 6-8, 345-pound behemoth who was listed on Golden's opening spring depth chart as the No. 2 left tackle behind redshirt freshman Malcolm Bunche. Henderson started nine games last year, and he is a substantial talent who will only get better as he gets more mature. That depth chart was based on the off-season conditioning program. Henderson did lose at least 10 pounds, one coach said last week. Another report had him losing 35 pounds. Not sure he actually lost that much, but don't know.

Players worked out this morning, finished their classes and dispersed for a week-long spring break. And that includes Henderson, who is heading back to Minnesota.

On Thursday, I asked Golden what coaches do during the break. "The coaches are off,'' he said. "I'm sure there will be coaches that just can't get away from it and will be around a little bit. But for the most part, everybody has got some business to tidy up somewhere else, so we have to take care of our families in making the transition here.''

Golden was asked what his message will be to his players about break and what they do? "The same as it always is,'' he said. "Protect the university. Defend the team. That's it. Don't embarrass yourself, the program, your family or the U family. We've got to make sure we're always teaching them lifeskills and develop them on a daily basis. And choices, attitude and partners are a big part of that. Hopefully they'll make good choices and choose good partners over spring break.''

--SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

 

 

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No good can come of this.

I don't get this, and I can't believe he'd transfer. I am a big fan of basing the depth chart on effort, but I have to believe that Henderson will win back that starting spot if he has his head screwed on right. He's a sophomore. He can play out this season and head to the NFL if he wants. No way he opts to transfer and sit out a year.

I don't know what he did, but I am glad the discipline is starting right away. Edsall was beat out for the Miami spot by Golden, and I believe that first game will bring some fire from both sides. It's ashame Seantrel won't be part of it, but I hope he is a better man for it and comes back with a vengeance the next game.

Go Canes!

Thus is just another stupid little deed that Golden apparently likes. Come the beginning of the season, it looks like U're starting Whipple at QB. Heck, Henderson probably got in trouble just to not lineup on O with Whipple.

I don't like the stUpid head games.

Seantrels father just denied all this crap. When internet rumors become fact and are reported as if they are true we are in real trouble.

Per Shodell @ Rivals.

Just spoke to Seantrel’s father - he is on way to pick up Seantrel at airport right now (Seantrel is going home for spring break). Dad’s not happy about the rumors that Seantrel is suspended for the first game and may transfer, saying “there’s no truth to any of that.”

He added “If he was suspended, I would know. He’s happy at Miami. I talk to him all the time and he’s happy, just started practicing. His weight is decreasing; he’s looked real good, he’s in shape. He’s just doing the college thing.”

Asked if there’s any possibility he’ll transfer to a school closer to Minnesota, Sean Henderson said, “He’s definitely staying at Miami. He’s not coming home and playing in Minnesota.”

Probably rumors started by gaturd trash.

al is doing a great job, these young men need to learn life skills. some or most young people think they know everything they need to know. players just open ur mind up and put forth max effort and you well be much better for it

can't spell scUM without......you guessed it...UM!

This is just stupid. He will be put out of Miami by the forth game. He is going to start to alienate people and weaken morale. Back to the basement for the canes.

Forth game? Is that like a Fortnight?


can't spell scUM without......you guessed it...UM!

Posted by: Ray Lewis aka Ghostface Killa | March 11, 2011 at 06:47 PM

haha!...that's original...did you get that one from your grandmama?

you can't spell nameless-faceless-cyberpunk without u-m, either...lol!

Wow...InsidetheU is never wrong, right coach chucky.

dont like it... leave.

seems we have a case of but I am so good coach how could you put me on the second team. CG has set up rules and demands results. There is no more favorites as RS had. you deliver or you do not get to play as a no. 1. Disicipline is the core of any team success. Being a spoiled athlete and having to be held accountable @ times may cause friction. Just hope he is man enough to accept the punishment

Hilarious Henderson commits to USC then renigs because of sanctions now USC ends the season AP # 6 and looks to open 2012 ranked 1 or 2 while Miami will soon be on probation and un ranked, karma Mr Henderson and now it seems back surgery will sideline you for 2012 you screwed USC not your screwed :)

As a Trojan who looked forward to this kid playing in Cardinal & Gold, to see the many difficulties descend upon him is a bittersweet moment. The irony is palpable. "Nuff said.....

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