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Al Golden: Canes’ Depth chart not final until game day

 
 
University of Miami head football coach Al Golden speaks to the media during football media day on campus in Coral Gables on Aug. 9, 2013.
University of Miami head football coach Al Golden speaks to the media during football media day on campus in Coral Gables on Aug. 9, 2013.
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In his last media appearance at UM before the Hurricanes’ opener Friday against FAU, coach Al Golden said Tuesday that the depth chart will not be finalized until game day.

“We’ll work through that,” he said. “A lot of those are going to come down to special teams.”

When do those decisions come to be?

“We’re telling them every day. They know exactly where they’re at, regardless of what they may say to you [reporters]. I’m always hammering home to the coaches to make sure they communicate that on a daily basis. We don’t want anybody not to know where they stand.”

BUSH’S STATUS

Golden is encouraged by safety Deon Bush’s recovery from June hernia surgery, but indicated it’s unlikely he’ll play Friday.

“It would be a bonus if he were ready, put it that way,” the coach said. “He’s cleared medically. We’ve double and triple checked to make sure we’re not putting the young man in any jeopardy. Now it’s a question of him playing fast in his mind, getting in great shape and playing at a better speed.’’

Quarterback Preston Dewey still hasn’t arrived for practice, but Golden keeps saying he’ll “be joining the team shortly.”

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