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NCAA probe hanging over UM



Coach Al Golden started his first pregame news conference of 2013 offering the usual obligatory compliments about a Hurricanes’ opponent — this one, FAU — before opening the session to questions from the media.

“This will be your 25th game, and it will be the 25th time you don’t know what’s going to happen,” came the remark, referring to the still unresolved NCAA case. “Are you at the point where it’s anger now, almost?

Replied Golden only half-jokingly: “Not as angry as with you starting off this press conference with that question. I hope our guys are focused on just one thing, and that’s Florida Atlantic and getting better. … They have trust and faith in President [ Donna] Shalala and the [athletic director] and our legal counsel. And we’ve done everything we can do at this stage.”

Defensive end Shayon Green was asked whether he was frustrated about the NCAA situation.

“I don’t focus on that stuff,” Green said. “You’d have to ask Coach Golden about that.”

Added quarterback Stephen Morris: “We’ve been going through it for a while. Our biggest thing is, we’re always putting our trust in Coach Golden and President Shalala and everything that they do. We’re not thinking about it. We’re not worried about it. It is what it is right now.”

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