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Miami Hurricanes RB Joe Yearby gets a chance

Miami Hurricanes’ Joseph Yearby catches a fourth quarter touchdown as they play the Duke Blue Devils at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, September 27, 2014.
Miami Hurricanes’ Joseph Yearby catches a fourth quarter touchdown as they play the Duke Blue Devils at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, September 27, 2014. MIAMI HERALD STAFF

Freshman running back Joe Yearby, who had a breakout performance with 120 all-purpose yards and scored on a 47-yard touchdown catch against Duke, could be in line for more work this week with starting tailback Duke Johnson still recovering from a sprained right ankle.

“Joe did a great job last week and certainly warrants consideration for more,” coach Al Golden said. “But I think it’s going to depend on Duke. It’s going to be those three just as it has been: Gus [Edwards], Duke and Joe."

He said Johnson was “protected” in Tuesday's practice, but should be “good to go” Wednesday.

▪ Golden said UM is moving forward this week without starting right tackle Taylor Gadbois and backup Kc McDermott, who were injured in Saturday's win over Duke.

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