In case you were wondering, the 60-man travel roster for the Hurricanes' season-opener at Boston College Sept. 1 hasn't been set yet. But it pretty much should be in the next 48 hours.
UM coach Al Golden said Monday was the first round of cuts and hinted that anybody listed on the depth chart with an "OR" next to their name could be battling for one of the last spots. Those who don't make it will go from a contributing role to a supporting role when the team begins to install it's game plan for the Eagles on Friday.
"We have eliminated some guys from the equation and there's another group here who really have to compete here today, this afternoon and tomorrow," Golden said before his team
took the field Tuesday morning for the team's final two-a-day of the fall.
“There’s a lot of guys that are down — they’re not getting as many reps as they were. That’s typical of that. Hopefully guys will respond today. But it’s been a very fun camp. What they lack in age and experience, they’re making up for in want-to and and maturity.”
> Defensive tackle Curtis Porter missed his second consecutive practice Tuesday. Porter was spotted in a yellow, non-contact jersey last week. Asked if this might be a long-term issue, Golden said: "I don't know to be honest with you. It's day-to-day right now in terms of the information I'm getting. He's got a health issue -- it's not football related."
> Receiver Allen Hurns returned to a full-contact jersey Tuesday after being limited or in a non-contact jersey for the past week with a “head injury.” Hurns was catching passes from JUGS machine along with tight end Clive Walford during the 15 minutes the media got to watch of practice. Check out the video below.
> Still no sign of Seantrel Henderson, who has yet to practice fully at camp. Golden wasn't even asked about him on Tuesday.
> As for the freshmen quarterbacks, Golden said he would like for someone to emerge as possibly the team's third quarterback. Golden said Gray Crow started out in front of Preston Dewey, but Dewey has "responded." When asked if the loser will get redshirted, Golden said: "maybe."
"We're looking for those two guys to develop," Golden said. "We don't know at what point we'll need them this year. We definitely need some separation there. We'll see how it shakes out."