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Miami Hurricanes’ Gus Edwards not cleared

Freshman running back Gus Edwards, a 6-2, 225-pound bruiser from Staten Island, N.Y., has recently been missing from practice and still has to be cleared by the NCAA Eligibility Center.

“There’s nothing from an academic standpoint that he’s deficient in or anything like that,” coach Al Golden said. “As soon as he’s cleared to go he’s good to go. That should be any day now.”


Running back DeAndre Johnson, listed as 5-8, 198-pound junior, has joined the Hurricanes from the University of Iowa. He played with UM quarterback Stephen Morris at Monsignor Pace. He did not compete in 2012 and said he believes he’s eligible to play this season.


The Canes get to scrimmage under the lights Friday night at Cobb Field. The scrimmage is closed and will be the final one of fall.

Golden said it will simulate a real game as much as possible — Orange vs. White.

“It’s time to cut the cord with some of these guys,” the coach said. “It can’t be about yelling from the sideline.”

He said there will be “40-50 plays with each group” and stressed that tackling and completion percentage must improve.

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