The Hurricanes will not have starting middle linebacker Denzel Perryman for Saturday’s game, but got some good news Tuesday: Receiver Allen Hurns (concussion) and safety Vaughn Telemaque (knee) look like they will be back to face Georgia Tech.
“There’s a good chance you can write in Vaughn depending on how it goes [Wednesday],” coach Al Golden said. “He did a lot [Tuesday], more than I thought he would do.”
Hurricanes running back Mike James was selected as one of 11 Football Bowl Subdivision players to the 2012 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team on Tuesday, one of the most prestigious community service awards in college football. He is the sixth Hurricane to be named to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, joining Robert Bass (1993), Tony Coley (1996), Ryan Clement (1997), Nate Books (1998) and Joaquin Gonzalez (2001).
“The thing I pride myself on is the effect I have on people,” said James, who has served hot meals at local homeless shelter, worked as a project manager on a bone marrow transplant list and served as a role model to high school students here in South Florida. “If I’m able to come in and make you guys laugh or make a kid smile, that’s better for me than anything else.”
• Golden said using Duke Johnson on punt returns isn’t something he foresees. “I like Phillip [ Dorsett],” Golden said. “I think Phillip does a good job. Again, you got a glimpse of Malcolm [ Lewis] the other day. I don’t want to use Randy as a punt returner right now. He can do it, [though]. He practices.”