3 posts from October 5, 2013
October 05, 2013
The Miami Hurricanes have suspended starting right tackle Seantrel Henderson for Saturday's game against Georgia Tech for violation of team rules. The announcement was made about 45 minutes prior to kickoff.
Left guard Jonathan Feliciano will start at right tackle in place of Henderson. Malcolm Bunche, meanwhile, will start at left guard.
Henderson, who has been disciplined by UM in the past, was seen practicing with the scout team earlier this week. When asked by reporters on Tuesday how Henderson was doing, UM offensive coordinator James Coley and offensive line coach Art Kehoe did not indicate Henderson was in any trouble.
"I think Seantrel has shown a lot of enthusiasm," Coley said. "I've never seen a better conditioned athlete move the way he moves. He played a lot of positions this past week."
Henderson came to UM from St. Paul, Minn., in 2010 as the reigning USA Today High School Offensive Player of the Year. Since then, he has battled various situations, including a suspension (spring 2012), homesickness, back surgery, a car accident and the deaths of a family member and close friend.
He cut off his dreadlocks at the start of fall camp as a fresh start at UM.
“He’s in a good place right now,’’ UM coach Al Golden said then, minutes before the third day of fall camp began. “We’re starting to get all of Seantrel. In other words, a total commitment.
“… I can tell you this: we haven’t seen the best of him yet."
Golden is expected to address the issue after the game.
The Miami Hurricanes look to open ACC play with a win over Georgia Tech this afternoon at Sun Life Staidum. UM hasn't been 5-0 since it started the 2004 season 6-0.
Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. The game is being televised on ESPNU. Feel free to follow the game with us here and participate in our CoverItLive discussion.
> As reported earlier, right tackle Seantrel Henderson has been suspended for today's game by UM for violation of team rules. Henderson, a senior, has made 21 starts in his career and now been suspended at least three times. Jonathan Feliciano will start in his place at right tackle. Malcolm Bunche will start at left guard.