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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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It's a mystery to me, we have a dream, yes we have a dream society, your a crazy breed, hope your not lonely without me.

False posts really drag a blog down.

Fire SHALALALALALA NOW

1635 another low life troll post

Fire SHALALALALALA NOW

Wow you are stupid. Modello and Princeton are to different areas all together. One is on US1 and the other is off of the turnpike by Black Point Marina.

It's obvious you know nothing more than what you see looking out of your dirty window at lucy st.

So sad.

Listen man I'm done with you because I have money to make while you have time to waste. When you come back as Coach P/Eudicomis or whatever, then we'll talk.

Otherwise meet me at section 122 row 23 seat 9. That's precisely where you will find me.

So man up or shut up.


You act as if you are a Cane but you fight with other Canes. Pathetic. You're no Cane. You're a poser.


I'm not coach p and I didn't take anyone's name. I've never posted as anything but Eudocimus and I haven't seen anyone else use my name yet.

If that's the case then where have you been? Why haven't you stepped up to shut this lucy st POS up?

You are that ass@#$e that's been running around here. Admit it Coach douche, I mean P, I mean eudocimus.

It's the same crap with you back and forth. Hope you got a ticket so we can meet at the game. Otherwise I'll be at Mario's restaurant on 308st & US1 at 5pm.

Lets see you man up. I bet you won't.

Real Cane fans step up. Posers only back pedal.

Because I've been in the field all morning.

And at the end of the day I don't really give a sh*t. I don't even know what lucy st. is supposed to mean.

I really believe that this team can run the table!!! It will start Sat night against the Suckeyes!

Otherwise meet me at section 122 row 23 seat 9. That's precisely where you will find me.

Posted by: CANETILLIDIE....DH | September 15, 2011 at 01:03 PM


Make money???? Damn, if you made money you would have better seats than that. I think I spilled a few beers in that sec. on the way to my sideline seats.

Eudocimus - Quit, this douche is a gator troll who lives on Lucy ST. aka the slums

Bye Bye he/she

Whatever, you're all crazy, I'm not going to waste my time figuring it out.

It's a shame when some morons impersonate other bloggers, very child like and inmature.

section 122 row 23 seat 9. That's precisely where you will find me.

Posted by: CANETILLIDIE....DH | September 15, 2011 at 01:03 PM

Hate to see you have cheap seats and you go to all the games by yourself

I'm sorry your upper deck tickets won't let you come down to the lower bowl. Guess I'll see you at mario's at 5pm.

Should I bring a date and site with you so you have a friend?

I'll be there with 6 other people. We've been getting tickets together for 20yrs.

Unlike you I don't use food stamps to buy tickets.

Bring whoever you want so they can watch you get your ass beat and arrested for disturbing the peace. One from my group is my cousin who is a Lieutenant for Metro Dade.

Canetilludie you have been responding to some troll. Time 1744 and 1751 are false.

Fire SHALALALALALA NOW

Eucodimus is coachp see 1737 post. Proves it.


Fire SHALALALALALA NOW

section 122 row 23 seat 9. That's precisely where you will find me.

Posted by: CANETILLIDIE....DH | September 15, 2011 at 01:03 PM


Its funny, your friends must not be going to all the game.

I can purchase for 16 bucks seats 1-8 and 10 right now, maybe I will bring 9 of my friends.

Ooooooo, wait..... your friends don't sit in that row.

Must beeesss aaaa liarrrrr

tripleplaytickets.com

Tick-Tock-Tick-Tock

Looks like CANETILLIDIE....DH was caught in a lie or form of an untruthful statement.

Admit it, you have no tickets! Just called, the tickets above r available to almost every game.

I can hear a pin drop in this place

you should go back to that website because those tickets that you think are available are not because I already got them over 2 months ago. I like to personally go to the stadium and physically walked down the isles to get the angle I want for the season. You're to fat and lazy to do that.

Guess I won't be seeing you at the stadium or at Mario's after all. What a bunch of b#$%hes.


you guys are absolutely pathetic. Amazes me how pathetic people actually believe deep down in their pitiful souls that they are actually important to society and those other idiots around them.

It's truly sad man.

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like I said go ahead and look back at the website, oh wait I have my tickets right here douche. Guess I'll be watching the game in person because you can't buy tickets with food stamps. Now give your mother back her food stamps so she can get something to eat and get off this blog. It's for real hurricane fans not little bi$%^s.

LETS GO CANES
LETS GO CANES
LETS GO CANES
LETS GO CANES

Show up or shut up. That's the only way you can truly prove yourself. I see a bunch of typing here but not one person says that they'll meet me. lol

still nothing from anyone? You guys are hysterical. I'm one of the few people here that actually have the balls to call someone or anyone here out and tell you a time and place to meet me and no one agrees to a face to face meet.

From this point on, unless you agree to meet me face to face, you are nothing to me and I will not comment towards anything you have to say to me. Meet me and then we'll speak face to face like men.

still nothing......

I guess I'm one of the few TRUE CANE FANS on this blog.


Sad I thought we had more support from our community.

Over 65,000 tickets already sold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LETS GO PEOPLE LETS GET IT DONE.

CANES ALL DAY BABY. ALL DAY EVERYDAY.


US AGAINST THE WORLD

still no one wants to step up. I guess no one wants an ass kicking. P$*&YS!!!

Holy christ you're a scary person.

SHHH you hear that? It's nothing. People who run their mouths are easy to back into a corner.

SHOW UP OR SHUT UP.


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

yap yap yap and nothing to show for it.

I call people out to meet me face to face and nothing. That's all that really matters at the end of the day. Anyone can put anything on paper or on a computer blog but when it's time to meet up, nothing.

All of you POS should be ashamed of yourselves. Don't bother calling yourselves men because you're not that in the slightest.

B#$%hes talk the talk but Men walk the walk.

IT'S ALL ABOUT THIS U !

Eucalyptus. Neither you or your kissing cousin coachp step up. Then there is piece out who has very familiar style to you.
Canetillidie. Keep calling there bluff. If I was not 1100 miles away I'd be at the game. Lots of posers and trolls on this website.
Fire SHALALALALALA NOW

This site is tough on an iPhone.

Fire SHALALALALALA NOW

I'm still waiting for a real man to step up, not some little girls' blah blah blah.

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


Posers get the same treatment as shitpiro...A beating.

Snitches Get Stitches.

"step up"? are you out of your mind?

do you really not see the irony in someone acting like a hormonal teenager calling people out to fight on the internet while at the same time railing on those same people for being internet "trolls and posers"?

Anyone, anyone????? I've already given 2 locations, dates, and times where I'll be but I guess you little girls would rather hide behind your parents' computer.


PATHETIC. DON'T CALL YOURSELVES CANES FANS IF YOU REALLY AREN'T.


HELL DO ANY OF YOU HAVE A "U" TATTOO???

I DO AND DAMN PROUD OF IT. I DON'T SEE SO CALLED FANS FROM OTHER SCHOOLS OR EVEN PRO TEAM FANS THAT HAVE TATS SHOWING THEIR PRIDE AND COLORS. PU#$%IES!!!!!!!!

Now you want to switch back to your former alias name eudocimus? Get a life. As you said earlier you were in the field, right? So by the field you mean working the corners on Lucy St.

SHOW UP OR SHUT UP!

I'VE SAID MY PIECE AND CALLED OUT ANYONE HERE THAT'S AGAINST ME. I'VE GIVEN 2 LOCATIONS, DATES, AND TIMES TO MEET ME FOR A FACE TO FACE MEET. LETS SEE WHO ACTUALLY CARRIES A PAIR IN THEIR TINY SACKS.


NONE OF YOU ARE WORTHY ENOUGH TO CALL YOURSELVES FANS.


REAL FANS BLEED THEIR TEAMS COLORS. YOU ALL SIMPLY JUST HAVE YOUR PERIODS ONCE A MONTH.

Well I'm done for today. Gonna go and have my Cuban cafe and hang out at Mario's till 5pm and see who actually shows up.

REAL MEN NEVER BLUFF. REMEMBER THAT.

See you pu#$%ies there. HA!


THIS U IS ALL THAT MATTERS.

Miami is going to win 8 games at best this year.

I've only ever used this name, in the field as in not at my desk, I still don't know what lucy street is. You haven't been talking to me this whole time, reading back I'm still not sure who you're trying to fight.

Only reason I kept checking in was that I was kind of blown away by how disturbing you are but now it's just getting creepy and sad.

Adieu, best of luck with your internet fight.

You guys are being stupid. Meet me here meet me there grow up!

With Streeter at 6'6" and speed and 2 TE's at 6'7" we should make some DB's unhappy.
Miami 38
OSU 24...
Pick um ladies..

Goodbye eucodimus/coachp. One or two down.

Well well well. I was where I said I would be at 5pm and no one showed up. PU@#$ES!!!!!!! You are all garbage and don't deserve the right to refer to yourselves to Canes Fans.

WE GOT SOME REAL CANES OVER HERE!!!!!!

IT'S ALL ABOUT THIS U ! ! !

Fire SHALALALALALA NOW

I'll give you little ladies another shot. Like I said earlier, I gave 2 locations, dates, and times of where I'll be so we can have a face to face. You little girls missed out on the first one because you simply were not man enough, or your mothers caught you on her computer and realized that you were starting trouble with someone that you have no idea of what that person is capable of doing. If any of you little ladies happen to be minors, well I'm sorry for you. I have no respect for a minor that runs his mouth. I'll treat you like it's 1950 and take you out back and beat common sense into you. I know "that" might piss off, or annoy some people in here but I could absolutely care less. When it comes to certain matters, I truly believe that old school mentality was the best way to solve problems or straighten people out. If it ain't broken don't fix it. I personally blame the tree huggers for making America a soft country. But that's my opinion.

Anyways....

So you guys blew the first meeting now lets see if you make it to the next one. This won't be your last chance due to the fact that I'll have the same seats for the rest of the season.

I'll be at section 122 row 23 seat 9 Saturday, at Joe Robbie Stadium. Lets see if the little girls running around on this blog attempting to come off as men will actually become men (meaning your balls will drop and your voices will get deeper) and meet me face to face.

Come get some.

It's sooo damn easy to be big and bad behind your mother's computer but when you're asked to step up to the plate, you just can't do it can you?

Pathetic. Absolutely pathetic. It's a good thing I'm offering myself up so you guys could meet me because I have family members that would simply just go looking for you and let a couple of rounds off. But that's their way. I simply rather beat you down with my bare hands.

None of you have the right to call yourselves Canes in anyway whatsoever.

It's time for us to say “No” to AmericaHe is only about five feet high.You can either stay or leave.Let's have a beer or somethingBe careful not to fall ill.Yet all these things, different as they seem, have one thing in common.Yet all these things, different as they seem, have one thing in common.She hired a car by the hour.The eggs are sold by the dozen.I didn't know he was the richest person in the world

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