The report we got after Monday's closed scrimmage mentioned several defensive players who made impressive plays.
But just now, when the media was permitted to watch the first 15 minutes of the afternoon session of Wednesday's practice (open practices have ended), only three players on the Hurricanes' defense were garbed in the black jerseys worn by first-team players.
They are cornerbacks Corn Elder and Artie Burns, and defensive end Anthony Chickillo.
That means all-everything linebacker Denzel Perryman was wearing ordinary green for the first time this fall camp, as well as safety Dallas Crawford, and on and on.
Maybe all those guys in green just had crummy practices this morning. You think?
Can't wait to hear what the coaches have to say on that. Sending a message, anyone?
Many players, however, wore the first-team orange.
They are, in the order I spotted them, OL Jon Feliciano, WR Stacy Coley, OL Kc McDermott, WR Phillip Dorsett, OL Ereck Flowers, OL Danny Isidora, OL Alex Gall, TE Standish Dobard, RB Joseph Yearby, FB Ronnie Regula, OL Shane McDermott, RB Duke Johnson, WR Malcolm Lewis and TE Clive Walford.
As for your quarterbacks, they were all out there throwing during preliminary drills -- that includes graduate transfer Jake Heaps, who was accompanied by fellow scholarship quarterbacks Ryan Williams, Brad Kaaya, Kevin Olsen and Malik Rosier. The walk-ons were there, too.
Keep in mind that we only watch the first 15 minutes, then go inside.
Heaps, listed with Kaaya as the co-starters on the depth chart, did not participate in Monday's scrimmage "to rest his arm,'' a UM report noted after the scrimmage.
Today, Heaps did not wear an elasticized sleeve or any other protective device on his arm during that first portion we watched.
We'll talk to him later, hopefully.
SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN