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No. 1 goal for UM’s Al-Quadin Muhammad is to win Coastal Division

Rush end Al-Quadin Muhammad, who was suspended from school last year after getting in a fight following the spring game, repeatedly said Tuesday that he wants to win the 2015 Coastal Division title of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

“We’re all getting better as a unit and working toward winning the Coastal,” he said. “My role is developing a lot, which is helping my teammates win the Coastal.”

When asked what he thought about coaches eliminating black jerseys in practice for first-teamers on defense, Muhammad said, “It’s 2015, you’re asking me about jerseys? I mean it’s a new team, it’s a new year, it’s 2015 and we’re working toward winning the Coastal.”

How does the offensive line look?

“Real awesome. …Our goal is to win the Coastal.”

How much separation is there between the first and second defensive line units?

“No separation. We’re not missing a beat. It don’t surprise me at all. We all have the same goal, we all have the same expectations – that’s to win the Coastal, 2015 Canes.’’

▪ An ambulance pulled up adjacent to the Hecht Athletic Center just past 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, while the Hurricanes were in the final 30 minutes of their two-hour practice. Three paramedics wheeled a gurney with medical equipment into the athletics facility and walked out 23 minutes later with the same equipment and no one on the gurney.

One of the paramedics, who did not identify himself, gave the two thumbs up sign and said all was well and everyone was fine.

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