Miami Hurricanes practice notes: Scrimmage prep on Greentree, Day 11

Michael Pinckney stretches before Friday’s practice. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post)

CORAL GABLES — A few notes from the early portion of Friday’s practice, the ninth of camp and last before UM’s first scrimmage of camp:

* UM is focused on preparing for Saturday’s scrimmage, which is expected to end around noon. It’s at Hard Rock Stadium, and CanesFest is afterward (12-4 p.m.), but the scrimmage is closed to the public and media. Mark Richt will address reporters afterward.

* Quarterback play, obviously, is the No. 1 item on Richt’s agenda. During the media viewing portion of Friday’s practice, the order of quarterbacks was Malik Rosier, N’Kosi Perry, Evan Shirreffs and Cade Weldon. That may or may not mean anything.

Malik Curry continues to run as the second-string tight end.

* Linebacker Jamie Gordinier was conditioning before practice alongside Michael Pinckney (hamstring) and Waynmon Steed (knee). Charles Perry, who was wearing a sling on his right elbow before Wednesday’s practice, was in the weight room Friday. Running back Robert Burns (shoulder) remains in a no-contact jersey.

* Freshman wideout Jeff Thomas, who was conditioning on Monday, rejoined the team during punt return drills.  Braxton Berrios was with the crew, too, alongside DeeJay Dallas and Lawrence Cager.

CANES CAMP 2017

Day 11
Practice notes: Scrimmage prep on Greentree

Day 10 [no practice]
Miami’s new green, black alt jerseys are out

Day 9
Is Garvin UM’s 2017 Joe Jackson? 
Perry working on poise; Brown talks offense
Practice notes: LB Perry injured
Video: Porter’s recap

Day 8
Secondary has primary concern: turnovers
Video: Meet Dee Delaney
Practice notes: Cager returning punts?
Porter’s video recap, live chat

Day 7
Porter’s video recap
Linder transferring; Njoku, Pinckney, Irvin updates
Practice notes: Njoku (knee) out

Day 6 [no practice]
Walton weighs in on QBs, RBs, coaches

Day 5
Video, story: Richt updates QB race
Notes: Richards, Pinckney, Irvin, penalties, ‘U Network’
Porter’s video recap, live chat at Lake Osceola

Day 4
Video: Dugans excited by freshmen
Porter’s video recap, live chat
Richt unsure about QBs being hit
Richards, Pinckney, Irvin injury updates
Practice notes: AAs, QBs and TEs (and photos)

Day 3
QBs still need to face the heat
Young Homer, Thomas turning heads
Practice notes: Newcomers in the return game
Miami ranked 18th in the coaches’ poll

Day 2
Porter’s video recap, live chat
Diaz goes in-depth on 2017 defense
Video: Miami D has reason to be confident
Practice notes and thoughts

Day 1
Perry ‘a passer, not just a thrower’

Injury updates: Burns could miss opener
Video: Perry runs through first drills
Porter’s video recap, live chat
Day 1 practice notes: Perry batting third
Photos, videos: Practice footage, field under construction 
10 big storylines, how to follow camp

In-depth position previews
QB | RB | WR | TE | OL
DL | LB | DB | ST

Other fun stuff
CanesFest set for Aug. 12
Analyzing the 2017 schedule
The Guide to Watching Miami Football
A visual history of Miami football stadiums
UM jersey numbers have meaning
The Glossary of Canes player nicknames
Thomas produces music for DJ Khaled
Fun facts from the 2017 media guide
Projecting Miami’s 2018 draft class
Miami’s over-under: 9 wins
UM picked to win the Coastal
Porter’s preseason All-ACC ballot, predictions

 

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