UM Football Scoop: 9/4

A lot is happening in Coral Gables as the Canes prepare for Kansas State this week. Here are some news and notes from today.

* 65 players traveled to Boston College and 58 played in the game.

* Davon Johnson had some great blocks, including one on the Malcolm Lewis touchdown, in addition to his third down catch.

* "We will have to play more guys," on the offensive line. They plan to get Ben Jones, Jeremy Lewis, Jermaine Johnson, and Seantrel Henderson into the game on Saturday, which will likely have a higher temperature than what they saw at BC.

* "He's been working hard and had a great summer" when asked why Dyron Dye has emerged as the current starter at tight end. His blocking effort on Saturday was excellent and that pleased the coaches.

* Golden says BC's biggest plays were as a result of blown assignments and they're obviously working to correct those.

* Because Kansas State has such good time of possession numbers, running the no huddle on offense might not be as common for the Canes this week.

* A.J. Highsmith played a few snaps at safety last week and will continue to, being in the rotation of the five safeties being used.

* "It was an errant snap," Golden said about the play where the punt snap hit Olsen Pierre. There wasn't any indication in practice that would happen and he's not concerned that it'll happen again.

* Ereck Flowers played 75 snaps and graded out at 94-percent. "That's exceptional," Golden said.

* Seantrel Henderson is still the second team right tackle, behind Flowers. "We believe our best five are starting right now."

* They came out of the BC game very healthy, with no new injuries to report.

* Some updated weights on offensive linemen -- Henderson 335, Jon Feliciano 312, and Malcolm Bunche 320.


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