* Nantambu Fentress is getting reps because of the amount of injuries UM has had at linebacker. He's done well, too. "He got 30 reps and made 5 tackles," said Mark D'Onofrio. The walkon linebacker will continue to see action, despite the return of Perryman and Rapheal Kirby to the lineup.
* Hunter Wells was added to the depth chart this week, listed as Malcolm Bunche's backup at left tackle. "I don't know if he'll be ready by Saturday," Golden said, also noting that Seantrel Henderson can play both tackle spots and guard Jonathan Feliciano can also play right tackle. Benjamin Jones, last week's starter at right tackle, isn't expected to play Saturday due to injury.
* Backup OL Jermaine Johnson is not with the team this week for personal reasons. Coach Golden didn't want to discuss details but it seems like he won't travel to Chicago with the team this weekend.