The biggest injury news of the week surrounded the health status of Ereck Flowers. The junior left tackle missed the North Carolina because of a minor knee injury and would not have played if the Canes were in action last weekend. He returned to practice on a limited basis early this week and is now fully expected to be in Saturday's starting lineup. He has a probable tag heading into the weekend.
This is huge news for the Hurricanes for a few reasons. Flowers is Miami's best offensive lineman and one of the best players on the entire team. Anytime you get a player of that caliber back in the lineup it's a major plus. It's also big because he will be assigned the difficult task of slowing down FSU defensive end Mario Edwards Jr, who is expected to be a first round draft pick in April and has the ability to cause a lot of problems to opposing left tackles. That will be a tremendous matchup to watch Saturday night.
Gus Edwards, who was banged up recently, is also listed as probably and fully expected to resume his backup role behind Duke Johnson.
Alex Gall, a backup guard, has not practiced this week and has been ruled out for Saturday's game. He's dealt with the injury bug all season and it's prevented him from working his way into the rotation up front. Nick Linder and Danny Isidora are expected to receive nearly all the reps at guard in the game. If the Canes need to go to a third guy inside, it could be Jonathan Feliciano which would then give true freshman Trevor Darling a chance at right tackle.
Taylor Gadbois, K.C. McDermott, Matt Goudis, Ronnie Regula, Rashawn Scott, and Rayshawn Jenkins are all out for the season and will not dress. The coaches plan to redshirt Scott, which would give them a strong senior presence at wide receiver going into the 2015 season.