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August 27, 2013

Video interviews with Morris, Walford, Feliciano, Jenkins, Perryman and O'Donnell

Here are video interviews from Tuesday with quarterback Stephen Morris, tight end Clive Walford, offensive lineman Jonathan Feliciano, safety Rayshawn Jenkins, linebacker Denzel Perryman and punter Pat O'Donnell.

> Morris talks about how different the offense will look this year with new coordinator James Coley, his goals for the season and how UM's young pass rushers did in camp.

Walford talks about when he's going to cut his hair, how he feels he did in fall camp and his expectations for the season.

Feliciano talks about being listed as the starter at right tackle, facing FAU, the rotation on the offensive line and the Canes' young pass rushers.

Jenkins talks about why the secondary will be better, preparing for FAU and how he feels about his own play entering the season.

Perryman talks about the possibility of facing a freshman quarterback Friday and his teammates heading into the season.

O'Donnell, a former standout at Cincinnati, talks about how many punts he expects to have versus FAU, his role on the team and more.

Good news: Curtis Porter (back) wearing black jersey at Tuesday morning practice

Hurricanes coach Al Golden put out a worry signal Monday during his press conference when he said starting senior defensive tackle Curtis Porter was dealing with back issues lately.

There might not be any reason to worry now.

Porter, who has missed more than a few games in his career with injuries, was wearing a black jersey (designated for starters) and looking healthy Tuesday morning during drills. The Hurricanes badly need Porter to be healthy. He makes a huge difference in the run defense when he's been in there. 

> The battle for the starting job at strong side linebacker appears to be sophomore Thurston Armbrister's to lose at this point. He was wearing a black jersey Tuesday morning. Freshman Alex Figueroa, listed as a co-starter at strong side linebacker, was wearing green.

> Junior Jonathan Feliciano continues to run with the first team at right tackle. Seantrel Henderson was sitting behind Feliciano in stretching exercises. 

> There were no players wearing yellow (non-contact) or red (out) jerseys.