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UM Canes' No. 1 WR Allen Hurns (1,138 yards & about to break UM single-season receiving yards record) wearing a boot. We're told it's precautionary.


ORLANDO -- This is getting crazy.

In the words of Al Golden (but said by me): Are you kidding me?

Senior Allen Hurns, Miami's No. 1 receiver with with 60 catches for 1,138 yards and six touchdowns, is wearing a boot on his left foot. He was seen by our Manny Navarro in the past hour at the Russell Athletic Bowl Kickoff Luncheon.

Manny was told it is precautionary. And Manny said he was walking fine, which is great news for the Canes. But if someone is 100-percent fine they're not wearing a boot. We were told that Hurns practiced fully this week, so I have no idea of the specific situation.

You already probably know by now that Herb Waters, (on crutches) is out for the game.

Herb has 28 catches for 406 yards and five touchdowns.

And veteran Phillip Dorsett, supposedly full go after partially tearing a knee MCL, has only played in seven games and has 272 yards and two touchdowns.

Calling Stacy Coley!

Freshman Coley, a star in the making, has 30 catches for 559 yards and seven touchdowns.

Junior tight end Clive Walford also has 30 catches for 372 yards and two touchdowns.

I have a feeling Hurns, one way or another, is going to be fine in this game. But it's only a feeling.  

An already significant challenge for the Canes appears to be getting tougher.