The Hurricanes have joined in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge frenzy sweeping the nation, posting a video Monday of Al Golden and his Hurricanes at Greentree Field getting dumped with ice water coming from every direction.
Golden said the team was dedicating the moment to Randy Johnson Sr. — Miami running back Randy “Duke’’ Johnson’s father, who died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in 2008 when Duke was 14.
The Ice Bucket Challenge has raised nearly $12 million in collected donations for the ALS Association since July 29, according to a report by Time.com.
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Hurricanes defensive coordinator Mark D’Onofrio was asked on media day where he has seen the most improvement from his players. He immediately mentioned “tackling better on the perimeter.’’
“I’m very pleased with the secondary,’’ he said. “They’re doing a really good job of addressing the things we’ve asked them to do. Then, the front seven is being more consistent with the fits in the run game. On third down, generating a pass rush with four guys and being able to execute our coverage package has improved.’’
Among the players D’Onofrio praised as excelling: safeties Dallas Crawford and Deon Bush, newly converted linebacker Nantambu Fentress, defensive end Anthony Chickillo, tackle Calvin Heurtelou and linebackers Denzel Perryman, Thurston Armbrister and Darrion Owens.