Hurricanes running back Lamar Miller, who hurt his left shoulder in the fourth quarter of the Kansas State game, was at practice Monday wearing a yellow (noncontact) jersey worn by injured players. Also wearing the yellow jersey: defensive tackle Micanor Regis and tight end Chase Ford.
UM will not discuss individual injuries.
Coach Al Golden was asked after practice, "What was he [Miller] able to do today?'' Replied Golden: "Again, the fact that he is in a yellow is confidential. But he is obviously working hard and hopefully he'll be able to work through it.''
To Golden: "Would you say Lamar's status is day-to-day? Golden: "I wouldn't.''
To Golden: "What would his status be?"
Golden: "In terms of what?''
Reporter: "In terms of will he play. Doubtful? probable?"
Golden: "He better be playing. So what does that mean?''
Reporter: "Is it probable now?''
Golden: "I guess you would say it's probable. But he should be able to play. I don't think there's any question he should be able to play.''
Golden reiterated that 6-8, 345-pound sophomore Seantrel Henderson, who had back surgery Aug. 8, will play Saturday against Bethune-Cookman. Golden said he is practicing at tackle, though he didn't specify a side.
The coach also said Shayon Green, coming off knee surgery, will play Saturday at defensive end.
"They're doing good,'' Golden said of Henderson and Green. "They're excited. There are a lot of guys on that sideline on the game that you've got to talk to about paying attention and focus and sideline energy. Seantrel and Shayon aren't two of them. If you just watch the game, Seantrel, he's basically on the edge of his seat every play that's going on. He loves football. Shayon loves football. It's good to have those two guys back.''
Golden again clarified the Henderson practice situation. Last week he told us that he had not fully practiced and that this week would be his first full practice sessions. Monday, Golden said, "Last week was the first week he practiced fully. Prior to that he did eight or nine, if you will, individual sessions to get him ready for that. He didn't miss too much of a beat today."
--SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN