Tuesday morning practice notes

Tuesday morning practice notes

Peter Ariz
**Jamie Gordinier, out for the season with a torn ACL, was on crutches today and his knee in a brace. Coach Richt expressed his emotions on the injury.

“It was sad,” Richt said. “There’s so much work between January and now. It’s heartbreaking for those guys.”

What will Miami do in Gordinier’s absence? One major possibility is seeing a ton of safety JaQuan Johnson. At the start of practice today, Johnson was getting some position work with the linebackers.

Johnson has played defensive back his whole career dating back to high school, but has been most effective up near the box, where he can go and find the football.
“A nickel back is basically a SAM linebacker. That’s basically what he is. Will he play that in a two-receiver set? If he has to he will,” Richt said.

**Mark Richt said that FAU is “very tough up front” and credited the job that Charlie Partridge has done in Boca Raton. Another note on the Owls’ defense that Richt mentioned – FAU plays a lot of press coverage with their cornerbacks, freeing up the safeties to make plays in the run game.

**Richt said that FAU’s up-tempo offense is something that the Canes will need to prepare for this week in practice.

**Offensively for the Canes in practice today, the emphasis was on the run game and play-action passes, according to Richt.

**LSU transfer OT George Brown, Jr. was practicing with Miami as a left tackle today and wearing #70 .

**DE Trent Harris practiced today with his left fractured hand was heavily wrapped up. Chad Thomas and Demetrius Jackson were still the starters at defensive end though, as it appears they are trying to ease Harris back into it.

**Defensive tackle Gerald Willis makes his Hurricanes debut this week against FAU after serving a one-game suspension last week. Willis was arguably the most productive lineman during fall practice for the Canes.

**Miami defensive tackle Courtel Jenkins limped off the field late in Saturday’s game against FAMU. He started practice on the stationery bike today. He did not appear to be moving his right leg, but there is no update other than that.
 

Comments (50)

Ready to see willis. From spring through fall i have consistently been seeing that dude had multiple sacks and tfls.
 
**Miami defensive tackle Courtel Jenkins limped off the field late in Saturday’s game against FAMU. He started practice on the stationery bike today. He did not appear to be moving his right leg, but there is no update other than that.[/QUOTE]

How is that possible?
 
It was nice to see Richt acknowledge the FSU game. Golden always said he didn't watch because he was focused on our team. But maybe that's why we were never prepared for our opponents.
 
I'm a little nervous at them trying JaQuan at LB since he goes 5'10"/190 lbs. Seems like Carter would be a more likely choice.
 
I'm a little nervous at them trying JaQuan at LB since he goes 5'10"/190 lbs. Seems like Carter would be a more likely choice.

You're right. Put a less capable guy there because he's 15 pounds heavier.
 
...**Defensive tackle Gerald Willis makes his Hurricanes debut this week against FAU after serving a one-game suspension last week. Willis was arguably the most productive lineman during fall practice for the Canes...

Some depth returns...will be interesting to see how a Diaz scheme utilizes him...under a D'No scheme he would be lined up 7 yds off LoS and facing away from offense, you know to better "read and react"...

I dont know if its more tragically sad or tragically funny to see the differences between previous/current schemes...almost like watching two different teams
 
It was nice to see Richt acknowledge the FSU game. Golden always said he didn't watch because he was focused on our team. But maybe that's why we were never prepared for our opponents.

when did he do that?
 
It was nice to see Richt acknowledge the FSU game. Golden always said he didn't watch because he was focused on our team. But maybe that's why we were never prepared for our opponents.

when did he do that?
In the press conference. Said their comeback was impressive. I like that he's watching. Golden's obsession with treating FSU like every other game killed me. It's the biggest game of the year and he ruined it every time.
 

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