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Perryman has high ankle sprain; UM should know more Sunday morning

After getting steamrolled on defense for two straight weeks to open the season, Hurricanes coaches and players insisted there was no way they could afford to look past Bethune-Cookman and start game-planning for Georgia Tech's spread-option offense last week.

Denzel PerrymanNow, it appears UM (2-1) could have to get ready for the Yellow Jackets -- who ran for 461 yards in a 56-20 win over Virginia Saturday -- without starting middle linebacker Denzel Perryman.

The sophomore from Coral Gables sustained a high right ankle sprain in the second quarter Saturday, according to a source. Although the degree of the sprain remains unknown, Perryman told family and friends he could put weight on the injured ankle after the game.

Perryman was wearing a black boot to protect the ankle while standing on crutches on the UM sideline in the second half. He had x-rays performed at halftime. Results were negative, the source said. But he will be reevaluated Sunday morning.

Losing Perryman would obviously be a huge blow for UM, which already came in ranked 89th in run defense and gave up 233 yards on 53 attempts (4.4 per carry) to the FCS-level Wildcats in a 38-10 win Saturday.

Junior Jimmy Gaines, who is returning from an ankle injury himself, replaced Perryman at middle linebacker for most of the second half. Perryman had four tackles Saturday including one for loss.

UM had a handful of other players go down with injuries. Backup safety Andrew Swasey, who was also seen on crutches, and long-snapper Sean McNally were injured in the first quarter and never returned. Backup linebacker Thurston Ambrister injured his right shoulder late in the game.

Despite the injuries and the yardage the Wildcats put up, UM coach Al Golden thought progress was made on defense.

"Is it perfect yet? No. It's not perfect. But kids were fighting, flying around," Golden said. "We didn't get the takeaways we wanted to get. Again, that's hard to do. We had a veteran team a year ago and didn't keep [Bethune-Cookman] out of the end zone like we did [Saturday]. We improved. Clearly, we have to go back to work [Sunday]."

UM produced three sacks -- two by freshman defensive end Tyriq McCord. But Golden was disappointed with how many other sacks the Canes let slip through their fingers Saturday.

"I just didn't wrap up," said defensive end Shayon Green, who had eight tackles to lead UM again. "They just slipped through my hands, I don't even know. It happens. I'll look at the film. That's easy to fix."

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Way to go Goldie----------U Fans, hang in there. This is like Butch Davis' 98 canes, U knew they were loaded with talent, but tooooo young, recall in 98 we lost 65-13 to syracuse and won like 8 or so. In 99, won 9 or so, and in 2000 WERE RANKED #2 AND BEAT UF IN BCS BOWL--My point is, when Duke is a junior, bush and howard, mcccord and THE DLINEMAN Are 2 years older, and 2 more top classes in (we have 8 of 11 4 star or higher on espns latest poll and 5 r espn 150 players out of 11), WE SHULD HAVE A MONSTER TEAM in 2014(1st yr of playoffs.
KEVIN OLSEN THE #5 QB can redshirt in Morris's sr year next yr, and in 2014 WITH A LOADED ROSTER, U have OLSEN OR THIS DEWEY KID(espn 150 qb last yr) to lead us. HANG IN THERE CANE FANS> RIGHT NOW, WE ARE JUST TOO YOUNG TO WIN THE ACC...............2 years from now, DUKE WILL WIN HEISMAN, HOWARD AND BUSH WILL BE TOP ALL AMERICAN DBS', LINEBACKERS WILL HAVE DEPTH AND EXPERIENCE ,and our young DLINE(WILL BE BIG)

2014 is my call for a top 5 team again. Next yr, with a sr qb in morris, 2nd yr for all these freshman, shuld be out of not ranked and a top 15-20 team.

GO GOLDIE.......JUST LAND THESE top 5 kids in the Miami area------undeclared yet..

You're forgetting something: We will have serious sanctions still in effect in 2014. It'll be 2016 or beyond before we can really compete.

back in the day this would game have been 64-0...goes to show how low we have gone that we're only up by 10 at the half. We are moving in the right direction. Love the tie...A win is a win is a win...

I didn't get to pick the game up How many fans were really there? I think the herald said they were gonn close the upper decks with a tarp. If its a 78,000 seat stadium the lower deck would have to be entirely filled to get 38,000. any comments from those there- they couldda done better aginst a poor foe like BC- but a win is A win POOR VaTech

I'm tell y'all str8 up b.McGee is sooooo garbage u guys jus dnt understand. It is not funny how bad he is along wit tmac. Matter fact all the seniors are average or garbage. Especially the dline never has any pressure. Duke truth. Deon truth. Denzel truth. Malcolm truth. Play calling .... No comment

I hate to say it but I went to the Sun-Sentinel- they had pictures of the crowd. Depressingly small Looked like about 8-12 thousand. empty stadium. How they going to recruit when kids go to stadiums of even smaller schools like Louisville and cincinatti and see 35-40 thousand in the seats or 75090 l\like USF and the Gators, sad, sad, sad, I saw my first UM game in the OB in 1957- they drew much bigger crowds then. I remember about 1960 ( I may be off a yr or two Jimmie Burns who was then the sports editor of the HERALD had a campaign to "COME FILL THE ORANGE BOWL" they were playing Wisc, and got beat but 58,000 were there I gotta go to bed and cry myself to sleep. I bet the real attendance was the lowest in the BCS division. Sad, sad, sad- the marketing office should do something about it I bet they still want people to donate to get half way good seats- they used to have a solid season ticket base of 20-25,000 season ticket holders. I gues those are all gone like me AGe, distance and infirmity keep me from going. Good luck to all

I see there were very few fans in the seats today for the game. The obvious reason is you have to put a good product on the field for the fans to pay attention to the team, though, the Duke, is good, he's nt going to fill a stadium at this stage of his career. The rest of the team, especially the Defense, has got to man up in insuing fields weeks for the fans to show up and morris has got to get better on his accuracy along with the receivers catching anything that happens to touch their fingers.

High ankle sprains are the worst ankle sprains. This doesn't sound good because they are slow to heal.

Don....best post

unfortunately, when Duke, Howard, etc. are Juniors the team will be in the midst of probation and 5-7 seasons

OKAY A WIN IS A WIN! NOW LET'S GET READY FOR GA.TECH. GOTTA BE TOUGH AGAINST THE RUN OPTION. GET THE LEAD AND FORCE TECH TO PLAY FROM BEHIND. I THINK WE CAN DO IT! WHY? BECAUSE TECH OL IS SMALL AND WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO STOP THE DIVE OPTION. WIN THIS GAME AND CONTINUE TO IMPROVE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BALL, BY GAME8 THIS YOUNG TEAM WILL HAVE GAINED EXPERIENCE AND CAN BEAT BOTH VA TECH AND VIRGINIA, AS WELL AS DUKE AND SOUTH FLA. DON'T BE SURPRISED AT 9-3 OR POSSIBLY EVEN 10-2. NO I DO NOT SEE US BEATING FLA.ST. EVERYONE ELSE IS VERY POSSIBLE.

Injury to Perryman is huge....especially with GT coming up.

c'mon,people are hyped with this win over bethune-cookman,really..."back in the day" 64-0 end of third...as dom said this team is at least 2-3 years away...have followed my beloved canes since the 70's,when things were A LOT worse,things will get better..just don't expect too much...

We're already serving our sanctions....

joe, i hope someone tells the ncaa that

are the canes disciplined enough to be a threat to the GT team? we have very little experience plus even < quality depth. unless there is aome serious growing up done in the next few days this could be another KS game. the one thing going for us though is a pretty good running game and if we keep it close there is a chance though small we could do some damage. There has to be some tough inner strength from this group. It starts with the coaches and then the veterans.

I love the "A win is a win crowd", so if you are an 18 year old ranked tennis player and you beat an 11 year old who just started playing 6-4,6-1,6-1, you go around saying "Hey, a win is a win." Actually some wins are not wins but rather set-ups so you can post 6 or 7 win seasons. Isn't that true?? Really, isn't that true??

When the Duke is a junior or senior, he will absolutely fill that stadium. To me, he is the most exciting player UM has EVER recruited. Today's crowd was standard for UM against an FBS opponent. When you know you are going to win, and you have to pay for a ticket and 20.00 to park, and it is on TV or the internet, why bother. Cokes cost 4.00, hot dogs the same, and if you want a beer it is 8 or 10 dollars. Why not just enjoy those things at home, especially in a depressed economy.

Duke is the only player on the team worth watching right now. I mean that. There are no playmakers on the offense other than him. Jacory had an ability to take the team on his shoulders and win (and yes, sometimes lose a game). Morris hasn't shown any leadership in that regard. Mike James had a good game today but he is not a threat to take a dive play and turn it into 6. The tight ends are servicable but not breakaway threats. The wideouts will be good in a year or two but absent Hurns, there isn't a guy you fear. But put the ball in Duke's hands and you have a reason to expect something special.

The defense has some really talented players who will play in the NFL. But I suspect it will be like Sam Shields. The NFL will get them and take a year to teach them defensive philosophy and technique, because they are not getting that now. This is by far the worst defensive coaching I have seen in Miami since the 1960's. Pathetic really.

I really don't know why you keep thinking I hack into computers. Please respond

Can you find any validity in officer ross words, thus , he is rendered to the status of invalid. I can see why you would disagree with me, seeing as how he has full control of his body

mistress? like I said, not apart of my lexicon. That's the whole point behind abstinence.

I suspect you, or someone else you may know, to be hacking into my computer. For months now....

I left my violence alone when I was given good company.

As fans we can't talk like this!

What I'm saying about not talking bad about the team is we're being extremely ignorant. Do you guys think players and recruits don't read Miami Herald and other Miami football forums? Of course they do. So if I'm a 5 star recruit in Miami and I see how the fans only talk trash about the whole team. Why would I want to go to the []_[]? Theres 300 fans in the crowd!!!! I would rather go to a school with thousands of fans in the crowd and a supporting fan base. Recruits and players see what we say on here an how much we don't support the program. That's why we're not a good team. All the home grown Florida players would rather go other place to have a good college football experience. We are hurting the team by constantly saying Morris sucks or fire everybody? Players can read you know! There in college! We are not motivating them by not showing up and then trolling them on the Internet.

Okay, 2-1 record.
Next week, loss to GT,
Two weeks, loss to ND,
Maybe split the two NC teams at JRS,
Loss to FSU.

Geez, after FSU, if the Canes are lucky and win one of the NC games, they will be all of 3-5.

Let's pretend golden is a great coach with great DC and OF. Two years to wait until his freshmen and sophomores mature. Geez, this is like hiking across the Sahara, gonna be a long dry spell.

Looks like ND, UF, and FSU are bringing their programs back to prominence.

We are serving our sanctions. We took away a bowl last year, remember,

What we want is at least 6 wins so we can take another bowl ban. That should be it for those.

So what if we're on probation? USC and Bama are currently on probation.

All we have left is a few schollies lost but we loaded up on 30+ kids last year, remember. It's been almost two years since the NCAA and the U have known about it.

What else are y'all expecting? Penn State received 4 bowl bans and they did a heck of a lot worse than a couple strip clubs, dinners and yacht rides.

Also, our "cheating" did not reflect on the field. If anything, Shitpario is the one that brought entitlement and that cancer is thankfully almost healed.

Kelly at ND- yr 3 and not BACK yet. Fisher at FSU- Yr 3. Muschamp at UF- Yr 2 and not BACK yet. None of these teams have had nearly the number of starting underclassmen leave early the last 2 years that we have. Give our guys a chance!

Wrong...kelly at ND is back...Fisher at FSU #5....all BS. Also these fans talk garbage about Butch Davis...nobody was asking for him the get fired....these fans were not even born then. Recruits can see all they want. We the fans are the customer and will not watch the product if it sucks. From the top down...the administration has ruined this brand. Its not a money issue, there is plenty to pay coaches. I would give this coach to the end of the season....if another losing season, fire them all. Look to avalible NFL assistants (how about Rob Ryan - Dallas DC). Would that make a statement or what. Offer 3 plus million. Then watch all the recuits file in. Miami Heat / NY yankee style..you got to pay today to play. Make an impact with the city...go after a big name, gets everyone excited. Or you can go Golden...who?

We are 1-0 in the ACC Coastal...There is enough suckiness for us to actually win it...
We need a vertical passing game to open the excellent running game, that is developing..I guarantee you every team we face will be playing up tight and keying off of Duke "motherflecher" Johnson.....

Gallo you have one theme stop repeating the same nonsense over and over... NO ONE WILL BE FIRED..live with it..
Throw money around and we will win.. what a ***** .

In College, unless I am mistaken, it is not a pay to play but rather Study, grind, compete and process all you can so that after it is over comes the pay off in the NFL..

I repeat go Cheer for UConn or anyone else..Please get off our boards with you Johnny one note nonsense.
Go 'Canes Always

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