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Brandon Washington could start at left tackle vs. Ohio State; Feliciano moving up, could start at RT

CORAL GABLES -- Brandon Washington spent his senior season at Miami Northwestern protecting Jacory Harris' blindside. The 6-4, 330-pound junior, selected to the All-ACC First Team as a guard last season, may get a shot to do that again Saturday against Ohio State according to coach Al Golden.

Brandon Washington Washington, who started at right tackle against Maryland, practiced with the first team Wednesday at left tackle. Redshirt freshman Jonathan Feliciano (6-5, 320), meanwhile, was running with the first team at right tackle. Sixth-year senior Joel Figueroa, who surprised many when he beat out redshirt freshman Malcolm Bunche in training camp to win the starting left tackle job versus Maryland, was practicing as the backup at right tackle Wednesday. 

While Golden said the team makes sure to work different combinations, the final decision won't be made on who starts where until coaches sit down and talk about it Thursday.

"As we always do, we always work all different kinds of combinations during the week," Golden said on Wednesday's ACC Coaches Teleconference. "We've had Brandon at left [tackle] just like we did before the last game. We've had Brandon at right. We've had Fig at left and Fig at right. We've had Feliciano at right guard and right tackle and we've had [Malcolm] Bunche] at left tackle and right tackle. We're going to continue to do that. As the coaches choose the starting lineups here [Thursday], we'll go from there. But Brandon has and will continue to work at both left and right."

The bigger news could be that Feliciano, a former standout at Davie Western High, could crack the starting lineup. He didn't play a down last season and was on the scout team.

"Feliciano is playing good football right now," Golden said. "If he's not in the top five right now, he's probably No. 6 or No. 7. Clearly, he's put himself in the top five or six offensive linemen on the team. We just want to make sure we get the best five on the field. He's made a lot of progress in the off week. I know I said that during training camp too. He's garnered more time. We'll decide who is going to start where and how much they're going to play as we get into tomorrow as a staff. The biggest thing is we continue to build depth there."

Golden said after Wednesday's practice Ohio State will be "as physical a team as we'll see."

"They're extraordinarily physical, rugged, high motor guys and excellent at hand-to-hand combat," Golden said. "We have to play a physical brand of football. That's their strength in addition to the speed they have on the perimeter."

Golden said Tuesday sophomore All-American Seantrel Henderson, who was expected to be the team's starting left tackle before having back surgery in August, is a making a lot of progress in his rehab and could return sooner than later.

“I’m pleased with him," Golden said. "I know he’s excited. He can sense that it’s closer than he thought... I don’t know what that means because I’m not the doctor and I’m not going to sign off on it. They’ll tell us when he’s ready to go, but you can sense it -- he’s out there Sunday running around. I think he gets the sense that it’s going to be sooner rather than later.”

A FEW MORE TIDBITS...

> Golden said redshirt freshman David Perry is back at tight end after playing defensive end against Maryland. Perry (6-7, 260) has been moving back and fourth between the two positions.

> Golden said "cornerback play will determine if [senior JoJo Nicolas] goes back to cornerback" once Ray-Ray Armstrong is done serving his four-game suspension. "If those guys continue to improve then we'll keep JoJo at safety," Golden said.

> Golden said three players are competing for the two starting defensive tackle jobs -- junior Marcus Forston, senior Micanor Regis and junior college transfer Darius Smith. "The other competition is [Olsen] Pierre and [Jalen] Grimble to see who will be the fourth," Golden said. "That won't be determined until game time."

> Golden had high praise for sophomore Jimmy Gaines, who made his first career start at middle linebacker against Maryland. Gaines had 7 tackles (1 solo) in the game.

"Jimmy Gaines has played like a Miami Hurricane," Golden said. "Jimmy's first play and last play looked the same. He was relentless to the football. He's one of the models for us in what it should look like on defense. He's a cerebral player, a smart player. We're excited about his future."

> Golden said freshman cornerback Thomas Finnie is progressing. "Finnie is almost 180-pounds now; he was 160 when he came in," Golden said. "He's made a commitment. He's a tough kid, he loves football and his reps are just going to continue to increase as the season moves on."

> Despite getting burned on a big pass play versus Maryland in the fourth quarter that led to the Terrapins go-ahead field goal, Golden said junior Brandon McGee has pretty much won one of the starting cornerback jobs moving forward. On the other side, it appears fifth-year senior Mike Williams and senior Lee Chambers will split the bulk of the playing time.

"McGee made a lot of progress. He got beat off the press late in the game and [Danny O'Brien] made a perfect throw. McGee is working harder, a little more mature, is fighting through discomfort a little bit," Golden said. "And on the other side it's a good battle. Both guys are hungry, haven't played a lot of football certainly here at the University of Miami. Both are scratching and clawing to play and it looks like they'll share time going into the game."

> Golden said he would like to get his tight ends more touches this week versus Ohio State. Asante Cleveland, Clive Walford and Chase Ford combined for three catches for 10 yards against Maryland.

"Hopefully they've kind of settled in now, get a chance to move forward," Golden said. "[Walford is] athletic, can get down the field, knows how to get open in space. He's got good hands. Anybody at our scrimmages in the spring would say that's a guy we have to get the ball to, and they're right. We have to do a better job as a staff and as players of doing that. Hopefully he'll be more involved this week."

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Haha, you got me, Shalala's only job is to run the football team and I have no idea what I'm talking about.

She should be fired any day now.

Ur right eudocimus they passed over Miami the last time Oklahoma won a nc when they beat fsu 13-2. For those that think their comments are not racist stop using the Internet and go make your comments face to face.

there's only race that matters is the human race...we come in all colors and shades and with varying abilities in the arts, athletics, and sciences HELLO...it's 2011 and y'all act like it's 1951...if you bleed green and orange then act like it...give em hell jacory n canes

"Hopefully they've kind of settled in now, get a chance to move forward," Golden said.

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hopefully huh ?

ok

see U this time next year huh Coach ?


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or not

Good ole coachp=eucodimus now try's to walk back calling someone a raceist. Now you say I THINK. An apology is saying your sorry with no qualifications. So you use a very inflametary word and now you need to choke on it.
Meanwhile you seem unable to talk football. So why are you here.

Go Canes

Fire SHALALALALALA NOW

This team needs heart. Ba-l-ls. Consistently.

The U has shown heart only sporadically over the last 6 yrs:

@ Virginia Tech 2005. Underdogs. Beat marcus Vick.
vs Texas A&M. 2006 Romped.Kyle Wright looked his best in 4 yrs.
@ Duke. yes Duke. in 2008. Jacorry bailed out Marve. Came back on Duke.

vs FSU 2008. In the rain. Jacorry nearly brought U back.
vs Virginia. in 2009 when we came back last second thanks to Morris.
@ FSU 2009. Jacorry brought U back. Beat Ponder.
vs Oklahoma. 2009

Otherwise, the last 6 yrs have been a song of inconsitent play, turnovers and players with no spines or heart.

This team needs heart. Ba-l-ls. Consistently.

The U has shown heart only sporadically over the last 6 yrs:

@ Virginia Tech 2005. Underdogs. Beat marcus Vick.
vs Texas A&M. 2006 Romped.Kyle Wright looked his best in 4 yrs.
@ Duke. yes Duke. in 2008. Jacorry bailed out Marve. Came back on Duke.

vs FSU 2008. In the rain. Jacorry nearly brought U back.
vs Virginia. in 2009 when we came back last second thanks to Morris.
@ FSU 2009. Jacorry brought U back. Beat Ponder.
vs Oklahoma. 2009

Otherwise, the last 6 yrs have been a song of inconsistent play, turnovers and players with no spines or heart.

The Poles are affected by ESPN's coverage? Didn't know college football on ESPN was so popular in Poland.
UM can't make it to the NC game so let's try to win the ACC? Michael the ONLY way UM can make it to the NC game is to win the ACC, fat chance.
The only one loss team able to play for the NC would be an SEC team. They have a 5 year streak going on so they would get that benefit.
You guys are optimists when predicting a 9 or 10 win season for UM, we will see.
Jacory does look like an ethiopian, I chuckled when I read that, and I'm not being racist Eudo.

Anyone at tight end EXCEPT chase ford is fine.That guy screws up major in every single game..whether his usual drops -lack of toughness...or false start/illegal procedure..dumb mental stuff.He s not mentally fit to play football.Bench him and keep him there..till he s gone.I hate when he s in the game.I know it s time to punt or turn the ball over in downs when he goes into the game.Bad luck,bad player.

Jojo you feel like your buddy there the way I feel about noodle arm tall Ethiopian.

Fire SHALALALALALA NOW

so what. He does look ethiopian. or somalian. Like David Bowie's wife. What's her name- Iman?

UM needs to get angry, dirty, mean.

UM is now 38 academically.

getting back to the thug years will not hurt that. Kids will want to go there. thug or not

even though 10 years of./.. is a major doosh, I agree. Cant win a NC without an ACC. Thats just the way it is. Only with ESPN's help did an SEC non champion almost play in the NC. But everyone else, you have to go undefeated.

WOW what a loser you are. Here you go.

I just called two of my friends - you would call them black people but I call them my friends you ignorant ass.

I told them the same joke and they think it's hysterical to call Jacory Harris a skinny ethiopian.

HAHAHAHAHAAHHAAA

You're so ignorant Coach P.

Now go back to scrubbing toilets at the Miami Herald and get off of Greg Cote's computer.

Posted by: CANETILLIDIE....DH | September 14, 2011 at 08:05 PM

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Maybe your friends are Uncle Tom's.. hahaha..

For those that think their comments are not racist stop using the Internet and go make your comments face to face.

Posted by: Tallycane | September 15, 2011 at 12:01 AM
*****
Thank you!!!

i'm down in homestead.

Posted by: CANETILLIDIE....DHltcdolphin | September 14, 2011 at 09:07 PM


I thought I saw you yesterday hanging out on Lucy ST. Your a little to he/she for me.

SHALALALALALA for president!!!!!!

Maybe your friends are Uncle Tom's.. hahaha..

Posted by: 202cane | September 15, 2011 at 10:14 AM

Actually one of my friend's that I was speaking about earlier is from carol city. I don't think there are any Uncle Tom's out there do you?

Get a clue man, you're defending someone who is an absolute douche and defends shalalalalala with all of his pathetic might. Anyone who defends shalalalalalala is an Uncle Tom so now you can add yourself to that short list with Coach eucodimous/p or however he spells his pathetic name.

Now we have a troll impersonating people's posts. Getting as bad as the dolphin blog.
Truely gutless hiding behind others screen names.

Fire SHALALALALALA NOW

Your correct,

dang Lucy ST girl CANETILLIDIE....DH

I'm on this site ALL DAY and I don't have time for trolls.

SHALALALALALA for president!!!!!!

HAHAHA you little boys are so funny with that lucy st garbage. It's cute honestly it is.

Sorry everyone but I'm a grown ass man. I'm sure you would love for me to be a woman so you could get with this but I'm heterosexual not homosexual like yourselves.

Hey Coach P/eudicomus, now you're using other peoples titles again? When are you gonna learn and just stick to one title? You're as pathetic as the toilets you scrub at the Miami Herald.

Get a life troll.


Get a life troll.

Posted by: CANETILLIDIE....DH | September 15, 2011 at 11:18 AM

Life? I think your on this site all day, get your self back on Lucy ST and make some $!

It's so easy to tell that coach p.eudicmos, or whatever name you're using now, is trying to hide behind "ltcdolphin" title.

You're making it easier and easier to prove that you were adopted cause your parents knew ahead of time that you would grow up to be a POS.

ltcdolphin is a real fan like myself and if you were a real fan then you would have a better understanding that shalalallalaa must go.

Fire the Hobbit already.

Fire shalalalalallalaa!!!!!!!!!

Maybe your friends are Uncle Tom's.. hahaha..

Posted by: 202cane | September 15, 2011 at 10:14 AM

Actually one of my friend's that I was speaking about earlier is from carol city. I don't think there are any Uncle Tom's out there do you?

Get a clue man, you're defending someone who is an absolute douche and defends shalalalalala with all of his pathetic might. Anyone who defends shalalalalalala is an Uncle Tom so now you can add yourself to that short list with Coach eucodimous/p or however he spells his pathetic name.

Posted by: CANETILLIDIE....DH | September 15, 2011 at 11:04 AM
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I am not defending him--I could care less. I am speaking about you mentioning your black friends laughing..I don't know if you were being a racists(maybe insensitive), but say if you were being a racists & your friends lol @ the comment, then sir--they are Tom's... Like Tally said, take it from the web to the player in question face. Seem reasonable to me!

If you were a true fan then you would know who Coach P is, he's been on this site for years just not everyday all day like you and myself.

He is an ex-Cane player, NFL player and now coach.

SHALALALALALA for president!!!!!!

Also, please explain how defending Donna is being a Tom? First--I did not defend her, so what you said was rather dumb. I do not live through these guys because of my failed attempt of playing football--so I am not going to have a heart attack if these guys do not win every game. I am fan whether we stink or if we win the championship..

I have no problem walking right up to jacory harris - who has lost much of my respect as an athlete - and ask him why he's a noodle arm throwing ethiopian. No problem with that what so ever.

I honestly thought that early we would have gotten teddy bridgewater, who has better accuracy and would challenge harris up and down the field. But oh well to that idea.

Noodle arm????

You must be thinking about Lucy ST?

I am fan whether we stink or if we win the championship..

by: 202Cane

As am I 202cane. I haven't missed a home game in 20yrs. Even through the 90's suspension period.

Will REAL HURRICANE FANS please step forward.

Douches should walk out of the room.

20 yrs??? You can't afford any games so why try to lie Lucy?

Douches should walk out of the room.


And on to Lucy ST.......................

Kind of difficult for me not to be able to afford that since I own the building where your mother lives. Would you like for me to evict her?

Get off of ltcdolphin's title man. You are an absolute waste of life. You're most likely a fat ass who lives with your mother but you call her your roommate to make yourself feel grown.

Now go and eat your cereal.

Listen man you are not a Cane fan. You are simply a douche who got outed on a blog. Get a life already and stop living it on the lucy st corners.

And you call being on the herald all day every day a life?

You r you I am me and we r all together


Hire u know who for president!!!!

It's so obvious that you are not ltcdolphin writing. Your style of writing are opposite to each other. It's clear that the real ltcdolphin is educated and you are not.

Your mother is calling you to clean up your room, better listen.

And your mother is calling you to let you know Lucy ST. isn't the life to live.


Isn't it funny how you are so in love with LTC? Is it you r me or both of u?

If you were a true fan then you would know who Coach P is, he's been on this site for years just not everyday all day like you and myself.

He is an ex-Cane player, NFL player and now coach.

SHALALALALALA for president!!!!!!

Posted by: ltcdolphin | September 15, 2011 at 11:31 AM

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ltcdolphin would never say "shalalala for president!!!!" sorry

This isn't ltcdolphin, it's Coach P&^$y

If coach p is all of those things, then answer me this? Why does he still live with his mother? Wouldn't he had made some money and afford his own place?


And your mother is calling you to let you know Lucy ST. isn't the life to live.


Isn't it funny how you are so in love with LTC? Is it you r me or both of u?

Posted by: ltcdolphin | September 15, 2011 at 11:49 AM

You just proved my point. I'm only in love with my wife and kids sorry. I stand up for myself and never hide behind anyone or anyone's name like yourself.

Get a title and stick to it and nothing else. You must really love ltcdolphin because you keep using his title.

He probably lives with his mother because she liked his 15000 sq ft house.

Now why do you live on Lucy ST?

I live in a gated community sorry. Those don't exist on lucy st, anywhere.

1st, there ain't no gated comm in Homestead that's not sec. 8 and there is gated comm on Lucy st.

It's called the fence behind the boat store off Lucy and Krome, right where I saw you last night.

Boy, u ugly!

Man you are dumb. I live in a gated community in Princeton north of lucy st. I own properties in homestead. Big difference.

Man you must really love lucy st cause you represent it enough.

Look lets simply handle this like men. Meet me at the stadium, saturday at section 122 row 23 seat 9 and we'll have a nice conversation. If you're a man, you'll man up. But I know you'll be a pu@#y and not show. Grow up little boy and get your own handle and stick with it. I've used my handle for years and never flip flopped around like douche.


Come out saturday and make some noise... lets booo OH state back to their hole they came from.....LETS GET LOUD!!!!!!!

Now finally another true cane fan steps forward.

LETS GET LOUD CANES305U!!!

C-A-N-E-S CANES!!!!!!!!

Princeton? Modello Apartments?

Thats some nice sec 8 housing

Bet you love your 15 roommates in a 1 bedroom?

I would meet you at the game but its easyier to just meet you on Lucy ST after midnight.

Hugs n kisses CANETILLIDIE....DH

Canetilludie. The great majority of posts are not me, the real ltcdolphin. It's a typical trick of herald trolls or some low life's.

Fire SHALALALALALA NOW

Reverse Psychology?


I'm trying but CANETILLIDIE....DH wouldn't understand.


Hugs n kisses

It's a shame we have people that try and ruin blogs because they get their butts kicked.

Fire SHALALALALALA NOW

1627 false post

Fire SHALALALALALA NOW

I know.....

Thats why I try to ruin this blog allday!

Hugs n kisses CANETILLIDIE....DH


Aaaaaaaaaaa, whats Reverse Psychology?

I've got to go, meeting my boy/girl on Lucy ST!

Remember, any post before midnight will not be me!

1629. 1631. False posts. But it is getting the count up troll

Fire SHALALALALALA NOW

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