ACC Football preview: Miami
CSN Washington dot com. This is Michelle Gordon for CSN Washington dot com and CSN Baltimore dot com joined by Matt Stewart play by play announcer for Comcast sports southeast. Today it is all about the Miami Hurricanes. Drama. So let's shop that this scandal just won't go away will lead Coral Gables. What it -- spoke to -- head coach Al Golden about the most recent goings on right what did what did he tell you. Well number one I was impressed with Al Golden for coming in and facing the music. We wondered whether he would answer questions and he did that he was straight Ford and forthright in his answers. And a lot of coaches in that situation would take the opportunity. To say no comment and he did not he addressed it. Now whether he's guilty or not the ladies accurate accusations the Yahoo! story that came out most recently said that. There were NCAA violations. Within the Miami program after the NCAA investigation it started and they were made by golden staff and that golden had direct knowledge course. Al Golden has. Denied that story I don't know the truth to that or not but I was impressed with the way I answered the thing. But you're right it's a dark cloud that just continues to grow and he's actually he actually told us. He's looking forward to the day not many programs can say this but he's looking forward to the day that they get a decision. From the NCAA so that the punishment is finally handed down and they can move -- with the program but you have to be impressed. With what appeared to be is honesty in a straight -- in answering the questions. Does -- bit as the team to Corey Harris quarterback is gone so Stephen Morris. Is back though and in kind of assume that he will be the starter -- since he has the experience. But they lost some other big players on offense as well. They did don't assume that Stephen -- will be the starting quarterback this is something that Al Golden told us. August 13 August 19 at the latest he hopes to name a starter Stephen Morse. Does have the most experience of the fourth quarter -- they have battling. For the job replaced Corey Harris the Ryan Williams transfer from Memphis actually has more starts under his belt he started at Memphis that counts for something. He started more games and Stephen Morse has in college football let me tell -- I've done some Memphis -- -- Ryan Williams knows what it's like to take a beaten so you think he's used to playing college football so it that. And then you got Preston doing you got Gary crow. Couple of incoming freshman who participated in spring football practice. Mom you know there in the mix as well so sometime in the month of August they hope to name a number one quarterback. Preferably a couple weeks before they. Opened the season you did mention other things that they got to replace a running back Lamar Miller rushed for over a thousand yards last year he went on to the NFL Mike James. Is a senior who's rushed for like 700 yards in the -- this is his big opportunity to be the number one running back. If he's the -- I don't know whether he'll be the number one running back at the end of the season they're bringing in some really talented guys. Do you Johnson who was a top prospect out of Miami Norman high school has an opportunity to step in. I think before the season's over and if not become the starter certainly be. A player in the rotation who's going to be a big time player for them. In the future and at wide receiver they -- Travis Benjamin and Tommy Streeter that's eleven touchdown catches. From a year ago when they also lost some big guys on the offensive line. As well Brandon Washington. And Tyler horn but Sean troll Henderson who a couple of years ago was the number one prospect in the entire country. They're hoping that he's finally healthy was the you know sideline a great deal -- season last year with a back injury but a healthy Shawn -- Henderson on that offensive line. Really would impact. What they're trying to do offense. Now and then on defense they pay some other losses as well most recently rare out Armstrong made dismissed from the team so. Sean Spence is another guy another big guy who is gone now I mean. Marcus Thornton Fortson has also gone and Olivier Vernon also gone you mentioned ray ray Armstrong. Ray ray Armstrong is a guy certainly they were count on him this year -- let's face it ray ray Armstrong probably. Never lived up to the expectations he signed under Randy Shannon it was a big time prospect. Had some moments and of course you know last year was derailed a little bit Biden his off field troubles is caught up in the Shapiro scandal. And then this year he never got on the -- got doesn't dismissed a couple of weeks ago. But what they're really count on in this really kind of the foundation of future this for the Denzel Terry meant it was as a freshman last year. Was the top tackler in the nation. He's coming back and -- eighth in the chick -- at defensive end. A really strong player who brings a lot of pressure off the edge. Count on that guy and they've got some incoming freshman who Al Golden said you know what in a lot of times when you ask coaches about incoming freshmen on again make an impact. Their like will wait and see you asking is if cornerback Tracy Howard Allen nearby Miramar high school or Deon bush is also out of Florida. You know are they can make an impact said yes they're gonna make an impact so expect to see freshman I mean these guys are still green around the -- these guys are gonna play. And they don't play a lot for a Miami team that's one of the least experienced teams. 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