Practice Notes: 10/6

The team practiced for two hours today in scattered rain. At times it would sprinkle, then it would pick up, but the team practiced throughout the rain.

Today was the annual ‘Toilet Bowl' featuring a scrimmage with the scout team players. Three players were named MVP of the Toilet Bowl.

"Today was a Miami day—us against us," head coach Larry Coker said. "We worked pretty hard today. This is what we needed at this time. Today was a good day for us."

The team will start preparing for Louisville tomorrow. The Hurricanes will face Louisville next Thursday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.

The offensive line had a new look today after losing LT Eric Winston for the season with an ACL and MCL injury.

"Rashad Butler moved into the left tackle position," Coker said. "Really, that is the only change we have made on the offensive line. Everything else should stay the same."

Coker is confident in Butler's ability to play left tackle.

"I do feel confident in Rashad. He has played a lot there. He was a guy that we felt we took a hit when we lost him. I feel really good about Rashad. He's smart, tough, and he cares."

NOTES

* FS Brandon Meriweather did not practice today with turf toe. He had on a walking boot on and Coker thinks "he will be fine by the end of this week."

* WR Ryan Moore did not practice with a sprained ankle. He did not play in last week's game and according to Coker it is "certainly questionable" if he will play this week. Coker does not feel overly optimistic he will play against Louisville.

* QB Kirby Freeman, DL Eric Moncur, and DL Calais Campbell were named MVP's of the annual Toilet Bowl featuring a scrimmage with scout team players.

* DT Kellen Heard was at practice with a large stable knee brace on after having knee surgery. He is expected to join the team prior to spring practices.

Christopher Stock is a Staff Writer for CanesTime and can be contacted by emailing him at stock@canestime.com.

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