Coach Al Golden told Canesport.com Wednesday running back Darion Hall, who was expected to start spring football third on the team's depth chart, has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules.
His former high school coach at Naples Lely, Steve Pricer, said Wednesday night he's "saddened to hear the news," but "I'm not surprised."
"Darion had a great junior year for us -- ran for more than 1,700 yards. But he had discipline issues," said Pricer, who is no longer at Lely. "We tried to get him in line, but he was always getting in trouble.
"Frankly, I was surprised Miami took a chance on him. I'm sad for him because he had a lot of talent. But how many times now have we heard a story of a talented kid blowing his opportunity?"
Last week, Golden confirmed redshirt freshman Dallas Crawford had been moved from cornerback to running back for spring ball. UM heads into the spring with senior Mike James, junior Eduardo Clements and junior fullback Maurice Hagens as its other scholarship running backs.
Blue-chip recruit Duke Johnson of Miami Norland and Danny Dillard, a 6-2, 205-pound back out of Venice, are expected to arrive in the fall.
> Golden also told Canesport the team has moved junior Tyrone Cornileus from safety to linebacker. Cornileus (6-2, 195) has 13 tackles on special teams in two seasons.