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Day 2 of UM Canes fall camp early update from practice

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Miami Hurricane OL work on drills early in practice on Wednesday, August 2, 2017.
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Miami Hurricane OL work on drills early in practice on Wednesday, August 2, 2017.

Good day.

It’s one month before the opener against Bethune-Cookman.

And it’s 85 degrees again right now on Greentree Field in Coral Gables, where the Miami Hurricanes are in the middle of fall camp practice No. 2.

Got a nice little viewing today (20 minutes divided in two portions) of the guys stretching, followed by some up-close-and-personal offensive line drills. At one point a straight-faced, intense offensive line coach Stacy Searels squeezed past us and I wasn’t sure whether he’d bark at us to move back.

“Good morning,’’ was all he said. Thumbs up to Searels. A good coach to cover.

***Regarding his linemen, 6-6, 287-pound freshman Zalon’tae Hillery out of Glynn Academy in Brunswick, Georgia, was not at the media practice viewing. Coach Mark Richt said yesterday that he was not full go.

***But sophomore tight end Michael Irvin II WAS at practice, and did a few drills during our viewing period. Irvin left practice yesterday at the halfway point, Richt said, because of what he indicated might be an injury issue. I’m not convinced he’s 100-percent now. We’ll ask coach after practice.

***Linebacker Waynmon Steed, another freshman, was out there exercising. But he apparently is not 100 percent healthy either.

***Freshman running back Robert Burns again was out there today during drills in a green, noncontact jersey.

Oh yes, how could I forget? The first four quarterbacks, in order during drills, at our viewing:

Malik Rosier

Evan Shirreffs

Cade Weldon

N’Kosi Perry

We’ll be back after practice, when we get to talk to defensive coordinator Manny Diaz and some of his players.

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