Football coach Al Golden texted baseball coach Jim Morris at 5:30 a.m. Monday, “and wanted to know how I was feeling,” said Morris, whose Hurricanes started fall baseball practice Tuesday.
“I was thinking, ‘Now, why is he texting me at 5:30 in the morning? There’s nothing wrong.’
“So, I texted him back, ‘I’m fine. But out of curiosity, why are you asking?’
So he texted me back, ‘Sorry, [I] meant to text Stephen Morris, not Jim Morris.’
“I’m not playing quarterback,” Morris assured reporters, who had just finished their news conference with Golden and selected players.
As for quarterback Stephen Morris, who sprained his ankle Saturday, he still might not be playing quarterback against Florida State on Saturday.
Or he might be.
Golden said it would be a game-time decision.
“He didn’t practice [Tuesday],” Golden said. “And he probably won’t practice [Wednesday]. I think at the earliest we’ll have a shot to do anything would be Thursday. … We’ve got a long way to go.”
Golden said backup Ryan Williams did a great job Tuesday, and that freshman Preston Dewey is backing up Williams.
“I’m not going to put Stephen out there if he is not healthy enough to execute,” Golden said, adding that Morris’ ankle was swollen. “It’s significant.”