Coach Al Golden was asked why the four new defensive linemen on the roster — transfers David Gilbert (Wisconsin), Justin Renfrow (Virginia), Ufoma Kamalu (Butler Community College in Kansas) and freshman Naim Mustafaa (Oklahoma State) — are so important to the team.
“There’s been no symmetry there in terms of the depth,” Golden said. “Whoever we add in recruiting will come into positions where they can compete for jobs just like these kids are now. We needed to start to build some depth so we weren’t playing guys before they were ready to play all the time.”
Sophomore safety Deon Bush (hernia rehab) was upgraded to a yellow, limited-contact jersey. Golden said he is hopeful Bush will be ready for the first game. … Freshman offensive tackle Sunny Odogwu (foot) did not practice and was not seen on the sideline.
As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, UM will honor the 1983 national champion football team at halftime of its season opener against FAU on Aug. 30.