Coach Al Golden said injured receiver Rashawn Scott is considering seeking a medical redshirt for this season.
The 6-3, 205-pound senior injured his shoulder/clavicle during a scrimmage in fall camp and has yet to play a down this season.
Golden said because of the depth Miami has at receiver — and the fact several young players have stepped up — it would make sense for Scott to sit out.
“We’re going to do what’s best for Rashawn,” Golden said. “But make no mistake he’s been working hard. He’s been trying to get back. We’re just being very cautious with it. It’s a tricky little deal up here in this area that we generally only see in automobile accidents. That’s all I can share with you.”
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▪ Even though Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville said Tuesday he doesn’t expect his star quarterback Gunner Kiel (bruised ribs) to play this week against the Hurricanes, Golden said UM is still preparing like he's going to play.
Redshirt sophomore Gray Crow has been playing Kiel’s role for Miami’s scout team offense this week.
“Our job is to handle our team and get ready for all three possibilities that we can see at quarterback and the looks that accompany them,” Golden said. “Sometimes you go out there pregame and they’re there, sometimes they’re not. But we’re gonna have to be ready well before pregame to be able to handle whatever they’re gonna throw at us.”