Miami Hurricanes coach Al Golden pleased by team’s progress
04/12/2013 12:01 AM
02/27/2014 12:09 AM
UM had its final practice Thursday before the spring game, and coach Al Golden seemed pleased with what the team has accomplished in its past 14 practices.
When asked if the team is ahead of where it was a year ago, Golden said: “It’s not even close.”
The spring game, at 3 p.m. Saturday at Sun Life Stadium, will not have the services of defensive end Jelani Hamilton , receiver Allen Hurns and Clive Walford .
Hamilton, who injured his right knee early in Tuesday’s practice, does not need surgery, Golden said, without elaborating. The coach said Hurns has a hamstring injury and did not specify about Walford.
Golden praised many players for a strong spring, again including right tackle Seantrel Henderson .
“Seantrel has been improving so much that he’s next to [guard] Danny Isadora and he’s coaching him.”
Golden said his incoming signees “are going to push” the current players. He also said running back Gus Edwards “wants to get in the mix,” and that UM will oblige.
GOLDEN on dorsey
Golden called Ken Dorsey , who was set to be inducted in the UM Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday night, “the mailman.”
“He delivered the mail to all those guys around him and did it incredibly well,” the coach said. “He was an incredible leader from what I understand — smart as can be and tough. And he’s going in with [center Brett ] Romberg , which is awesome. And [former RB coach] Don Soldinger , what can you say about those three guys and what they meant to our football family? We’re grateful.”
Oops, you haven't selected any newsletters. Please check the box next to one or more of our email newsletters and submit again.
Oops, you didn't provide a valid email address. Please double-check the email field and submit again.
Join the Discussion
Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.