Although the Hurricanes didn’t list any players beyond offensive linemen Hunter Wells (out for the season) and Danny Isidora (expected to miss at least six more weeks) on their latest injury report Wednesday, coach Al Golden said during his Atlantic Coast Conference teleconference that it remains up in the air whether safety Deon Bush will play in Friday night’s opener against FAU.
“He’s cleared to play so it’s just a function of how comfortable he feels,” Golden said. “If he feels comfortable and he wants to move forward then we’ll move forward with him.”
• In terms of the Hurricanes’ scholarship numbers, Golden still wasn’t ready to provide an answer Wednesday as to which walk-ons have now earned scholarships. He said on Monday a couple had, but want to won’t say exactly who because the paperwork hadn’t been finished yet. At last check, the Hurricanes were at 76 scholarships.
• Defensive coordinator Mark D’Onofrio is moving up to the press box to call plays this season. He has been on the field the past two years.
“I’ll have an opportunity to see the information quicker, see it better with my own eyes as opposed to relying on the information coming in and out,” D’Onofrio said. “I had done that most of my career prior to being a coordinator the last eight years. This is something we decided to take a look at in the spring and liked it.”