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UM-Georgia Tech set for a 3 p.m. kickoff on Sunshine; other Canes notes

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The Hurricanes’ Sept. 22 football game at Georgia Tech will be televised live at 3 p.m. on Sun Sports in Florida, the Atlantic Coast Conference office announced Monday.


> Golden said there's no timetable on Curtis Porter's return from an appendectomy.

> As for receiver Allen Hurns, who sustained his second head injury since camp began Saturday, Golden was encouraged Monday but said he's not sure when Hurns will return.

"He looked good today. I can't share too much of what the protocol all is. But he looks good. I'm happy he looks good. We're just going to be cautious," Golden said. "He's an inspirational leader and we've got to get him back."

> As for the struggles of left tackle Malcolm Bunche, who was beaten for a sack and a forced fumble at Kansas State, Golden said: "I thought the snap got him in the beginning. I thought they jumped on him to be honest with you. Again, we can't have that no matter what the elements are. We face that in our conference. He has to work on his punch. But I thought he responded well. Overall, we didn't play our best game up front."

> Why did Kacy Rodgers lose his starting spot at safety?  "Deon Bushwas more productive, Golden said. "We just try to communicate to the kids quickly and accurately. We try to tell them exactly what happened in the game and we presented the facts that Deon was more productive. That doesn't mean Deon is going to start this game. He's No. 1 today. We'll see how they practice today and evaluate that for the rest of the week. Certainly, Deon when he played with the ones with the same opportunity was more productive."

> What can UM's defense do differently? "We have to keep working, some guys have to get better. Some guys we're really counting on have to step up," Golden said.

"This is a challenge right now for our playmakers to be consistent. ... guys that made plays in BC, some of them didn't make plays in this game to be fair. Not only did we get outcoached but their playmakers played really well and ours didn't play as well as they did against BC. We need Eddie Johnson played like he played against Kansas State and Denzel Perryman playing like he played against BC. We need all those guys playing together on the same day, executing the same way.

"Same thing on offense. With Duke Johnson or Stephen Morris or the offensive line. We just didn't put it together for two games now. Not one. The first one gets masked because we win. But we made a lot of mistakes in that first game. And I knew standing here a week ago if we didn't get fixed it, it was going to be trouble in Manhattan and it wasn't. They're a Sugar Bowl team with nine seniors starting on offense and six or seven starting on defense and we got licked."

> Golden put more of the onus on Stephen Morris' failed touchdown run late in the third quarter when he took the wrong angle and Mike James missed a block.

"I think Mike didn't realize he had crossed the line and he was looking for an outlet," Golden said. "Stephen has to trust his speed and just hit it. If you look at the T in the end zone, if he just ran for the T he's going to score. Instead, he went outside and Mike couldn't quite make the block. But if he trusted his speed and size he would have scored. He'll learn that."