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Eduardo Clements says he will be ready for contact this fall

NAPLES -- Hurricanes tailback Eduardo Clements was wearing a headset during Friday's scrimmage at Naples High. But he expects that -- and the neck brace he's been wearing for months -- to be replaced with a football helmet soon.

The 5-9, 192-pound senior from Booker T. Washington High, whose health and future with UM has been in question, said Friday he will have his brace taken off in the next two weeks and expects to be full-go when fall practice rolls around.

"I'm really happy that I will be getting this thing off," Clements said Friday. "At first they thought it was a stinger, but then they realized I had to have surgery for a herniated disk. I'm really going to be excited to be back out there with the guys soon."

Clements' return will provide experience behind ACC Freshman of the Year Duke Johnson as well as depth alongside sophomore Dallas Crawford.

Redshirt freshman Danny Dillard (6-2, 210) appeared to injure his shoulder during Friday's action. But he got praised by UM coach Al Golden for his work after Friday's scrimmage when asked how Johnson's backups have been performing.

"We're giving the ball to Maurice Hagens more. He's answering. Mo is a physical runner, has a good lateral cut. He's showing some niftiness. I'm excited about it," Golden said. "I thought Danny ran hard on the goalline," Golden said. "I think Danny Dillard is starting to understand who he is. He's got to be a big back and wear people down. What can you say about Dallas? He's having arguably the best spring on the offensive side of the ball."

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Olsen will one day lead us to the NC????
A high school kid who is yet to play a down and whose last game a pathetic????
And where are those bad bad defensive players who abused poor Olsen in that game?
On the campus of UF and FSU.
From Costa, Freeman, Wright, Mavre and Harris soon U will have Olsen. Hey at least his bro was a TE.
If Kelvin can make the switch then U have somthing.
Yep U would have another TE.
12 TEs and no DTs, the Golden way.

GAtor Trash- No one here ever bragged about how good the ACC is, therefore, the argument from the standpoint of your comparison is MOOT. On t he otehr hand, you trayler pack in breds continually and incessantly brag about SEC SEC this and that, which is sad, given that most of you losers are riding bamas coattails!

Better to compare head to head ACC vs SEC in the last 10 years. Go ahead...make my day.

Again, I say

Kentucky
Auburn
Arkansas
MSU- I hear cowbells
Mizzou
Vandy
Tennessee
UF

Sorry a55 overrated coattail riding programs.

All I know is that Miami is something like 21-10 against the SEC in the last 30 years!

If you're judging a kid on a UA game you must be a gator or Seminole.Jeff D on a top ten team and thats the best he could do all year. Some of you guys can't judge talent. Kevin will start next year with all of the weapons at his disposal. Too much talent not to be in the NC game

The SEC has the best players money can buy.They also have the bag man .W. Muskcamp. 400 dollars to come to practice My kids got to eat sign me up now. Practice here I come

reality: yes....Matthew Thomas (fsu) was all over Kevin Olsen.....Vernon Hargreaves (Florida) looked excellent.

all the state of Florida top recruits out shined the rest of the players from around the country.....

Kevin Olsen could not compete with any of them....he couldn't take it.....flushed, rushed incompletions, sacks...tripping over his own feet and finally on the 7 yard line couldn't score and misses the snap and the ball is kicked 35 yards down field........

"he is Joe Montana in game day", lol....that's the best one so far..ya gotta love green peas

Miami has a QB commitment in that dual threat Florida kid. Alin is his name I believe. Al Golden has a long time before signing day. This isn't the end of his recruiting class. I do like that he's taking guys who want to be Canes (the ones who will commit before NSD).

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