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Golden expects Streeter to play Monday night at Maryland

CORAL GABLES -- Tommy Streeter, who had arguably the best training camp of any player at UM before coming down with an undisclosed injury earlier this week, is no longer wearing a yellow non-contact jersey and is expected to play Monday night in the season-opener at Maryland.

"It looks like he's through the woods," UM coach Al Golden said Friday morning before his team took the field at Greentree Practice Field. "We'll see how he responds today. He looked good yesterday. We're counting on him right now."

Streeter, who had three TD catches in the team's first scrimmage of fall camp, had two more in the final scrimmage and led all players with seven catches for 148 yards. But when the depth chart was released Tuesday, he was listed on the second team behind LaRon Byrd and alongside true freshman Rashawn Scott.

It's likely he'll play a bigger role in Monday's opener now that he is healthy.

OTHER NEWS AND NOTES FROM GOLDEN FRIDAY...

> Golden said he'll have his team sleep in late Monday to "shorten the day up" before the 8 p.m. kickoff. "It's hard [having to wait all day], but you have to deal with it. It's part of the job. We have to get to the point where we're executing regardless of the circumstances."

> Golden said he'll learn later today if three players dealing with clearinghouse issues -- running back Kevin Grooms, linebacker Antonio Kinard and defensive lineman Corey King -- will get into school. I'm not counting on it

> The one special teams job still up for grabs has now been taken. Golden said junior Jake Wieclaw, also handing the field goal and extra points job, beat out freshman Matt Goudis for the kickoff specialist job. "They're both ready," Golden said. "But right now it looks like it will be Wieclaw."

> The battle for the left tackle job is still ongoing, but sixth-year senior Joel Figueroa is still ahead of redshirt freshman Malcolm Bunche. "They're going to continue to battle," Golden said. "But Fig is doing a really nice job. Again, Bunche is young, doesn't quite have the experience. But they're both doing a nice job."

> Sophomore linebacker Kelvin Cain didn't appear on UM's two-deep roster, but Golden said he's still showing a good attitude. "There's a lot of guys in that boat right now that maybe played or had a significant role at some point. But there's a lot more competition right now than in the spring," Golden said. "At least [Cain] has got a good attitude."

> With Travis Benjamin suspended for the opener along with four other players, it's opened the door on kickoff and punt returns for others to step up. Golden said Lamar Miller and Brandon McGee will handle the kickoffs and true freshman Phillip Dorsett will handle the punt returns.

Asked if he was a little nervous putting a true freshman back to return punts, Golden delivered a one word answer: "Yes."

"We're playing a lot of freshman under the lights in a big setting," Golden said. "But you got to make sure believe in them, have confidence in them, train them under all those circumstances. Ultimately, you have to cut the cord and go let them do it. He's gifted. He's got talent. He's returned punts for a long time. This may be his first time in college, but he's been doing it for a long time. I think he'll do very well."

> Asked if UM might feature just one tailback in Monday's game, Golden said Miller and Mike James will platoon. "If we get a hot hand, we'll leave one in," Golden said. "They kind of sub each other anyway. If someone gets a long run or a considerable amount of reps successively they'll rotate."

As for the team's third back, that hasn't been decided yet, though, sophomore Maurice Hagens is listed there on the depth chart. "Eduardo [Clements] is there as well," Golden said of the team's third back. "Mo is kind of an H-Back, fullback for us. But he's also a good one-back runner. Of course, Eduardo has had a really good camp too. Who we put in there third, I don't know yet."

> Asked if his new kicker and punter might be ready to deal with the pressure on Monday night, Golden said he does because he's already placed them under "extreme pressure" in practice. "Not just live situations, but the whole team standing around them as they kick or punt," Golden said. "We get after them pretty good. The idea there is to make the game easier for them and let them have fun."

> Golden said getting the butterflies out of the stomach of his freshmen shouldn't be difficult.

"It should seem normal to them," Golden said. "They've been in the rotation played with guys who have been in games. Hopefully those guys will mentor them. I've never been opposed to playing freshmen. I think they've earned this. I think they've come in in good condition. If they weren't ready, we wouldn't play them. They just have to go out there and do what they've been trained to do."

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What's all this Golden to Penn St. talk that's all over WQAM ? Cristobal to the U ?

I hope both coaches stay where they are. Golden seems to be a stand-up guy, one who is ready for the challenge. However, he really does not have any true allegience to the U and owes a lot to Penn State.

I just hope he leaves us on our feet, whenever the time come for his departure.

If the time comes....I would take Cristobal back at the U in a heartbeat. I think thats actually how it may go down....with sanctions coming....Golden back to his alma mater...Cristobal back to his...he rides out the storm....taks us to the promised land.

Golden isn't going anywhere! Even though he graduated from Penn State, he is a Cane at heart, he always has been...Golden knows there is better talent in Florida and will take UM much further than he ever will with the Nittany Lions...he will be around for a LONG time..Go Canes

"CUT THE CORD" Man I love Uncle Al's tough attitude. Dude will be the next Jimmy J. Just what our guys need. Lay the wood! GO CANES!!

CANE4LIFE

If Golden left, I would take Butch Davis back in a heart beat. Best coach in America. Shows how dumb UNC was.

CANE4LIFE

Hey coach whats up with my Cuz Aldarius Johnson? Looks like some kind of Conspiracy! The NCAA doesn't suspend him and the school suspends him without responding to questions regarding the whys and whats of his case. His Mom(my cousin) is right-it seems like a personal agenda with the UM brass hiding behind an INVISIBLE Law and TEAM Rules! Ha! What a Hypocrisy! I got 3 other cousins that had intentions of coming to UM but changed their minds . I don't blame them the way the UM officials threw the Players under the bus! Ugh!

Guys, we're going in the right direction here. We're gonna be just fine.

I said it earlier and I'll say it again.

Miami 30 - Twerps 10

GO CANES!!!

to mike mizzie:
telling the truth would have served better though your cousin might not agree.

If he lied, then he lied and needs to go. Golden said be honest. Plain and simple.

3 of the best, most underrated coaches in the country. al, butch, and mario. wouldnt be disappointed with any one of them.

sorry cuz. if you admit you were lazy and took plays off, accept thousands in benefits, lie to ncaa investigators, then make a mockery of the situation by tweeting whats a good strip club... you deserve to be kicked off the team. hes not telling you the whole story. no agenda. just no maturity/accountability from AJ.

MM. That was either tongue and cheek or you have less sense and iq than aj and his momma, and that would be pretty low

A. Johnson came to UM extremely immature and has not shown that he's gained much maturity since he's been at UM. His mother needs to stop making excuses for him. They both need to take responsibility for his current plight.

This story was about Streeter, I know because I had to go back and reread the title because noone was commenting on him. He is going to be our next go to reciever. Morris to streeter will be heard alot come monday. And September 17th we will be screaming it in the stands.

And by the way to all you johnson supporters...He is a moron for tweeting that. End of story. I saw him there working that phone and had no idea what he was doing and thought to myself, He should be catering to his fans. How did he make it in? I guess common sense is not a requirment.

Let's start concentrating on the game, guys like Streeter...see you in College Park in 3 days.

If Golden left, I would take Butch Davis back in a heart beat. Best coach in America. Shows how dumb UNC was.

CANE4LIFE

I'm right there with you on that one. Hope he doesn't leave but Davis can clearly bring us back from the depths!!

"Hey coach whats up with my Cuz Aldarius Johnson? Looks like some kind of Conspiracy! The NCAA doesn't suspend him and the school suspends him without responding to questions regarding the whys and whats of his case. His Mom(my cousin) is right-it seems like a personal agenda with the UM brass hiding behind an INVISIBLE Law and TEAM Rules! Ha! What a Hypocrisy! I got 3 other cousins that had intentions of coming to UM but changed their minds . I don't blame them the way the UM officials threw the Players under the bus! Ugh!"

Ummmm maybe ask him what he did? Ohhh thats right hes not talking, shouldn't that be a sign he did something wrong? Hmmmm.....
Yeah thats right the players got thrown under the bus???? Ummmm the players took the money you FREAKING IDIOT!

Streeter will catch the ball like he did in the scrimmages for TD's at least 2 maybe more...can't wait till monday night...GO CANES
we'll all be hummin UM

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