UM Football Blog: 11/5

Read on for the latest surrounding the University of Miami football team, as they continue preparing for a big game against Virginia.

* The Hurricanes released their depth chart today heading into the Virginia game. There wasn't much change but a few things are worth noting.

At right tackle, Seantrel Henderson is listed as the starter all by himself now. He'd been splitting that label with Ereck Flowers heading into the last few games but he seems to have separated himself some. Flowers will continue to play a role off the bench but Henderson is clearly Miami's top right tackle right now.

At tight end, Dyron Dye continues slipping. After spending the first few weeks of the season as the starter, he lost that job to Clive Walford recently. Walford is listed as this week's starter again, while Dye is listed as the co-backup with Asante Cleveland, who has been a major disappointment this season after starting the season as the expected starter. Either way, it seems like Walford has really separated himself from the other two with his play -- not just as a pass-catcher but also as a blocker.

Along the defensive line, Earl Moore is listed as the starter again next to Olsen Pierre. Despite the return of Curtis Porter, who played well last week, Moore remains the starter. Porter is listed right behind him and will likely continue playing a big role off the bench. He should see even more minutes this week than he did against Virginia Tech.

Jalen Grimble, who was moved to defensive end before the Virginia Tech game, played well against the Hokies. He was singled out by Al Golden after the game for his performance. Grimble is again listed as a backup at defensive end, behind Anthony Chickillo. Improved play from Grimble (primarily against the run) and Tyriq McCord (as a pass rusher) will continue to help the Canes give Chickillo and Shayon Green some rest after playing so many snaps early in the season.

Denzel Perryman and Deon Bush left the VT game with injuries and didn't return. Bush is back to being listed as the starter at one of the safety spots so he seems all set to return. Perryman is listed as a co-starter with Gionni Paul, which likely means the coaches are not sure about his status for this week yet. If he's close to 100-percent and able to go, he will likely start. If he's unable to go, which seems like a real possibility right now, Paul will be the man at the will linebacker spot.

* Duke Johnson (rookie) and Gabe Terry (special teams) were honored as Players of the Week by the ACC after their performances against Virginia Tech last week. They mark the eighth and ninth times this season that UM players have captured a weekly award from the conference.

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