Hurricanes’ Ford is making strides
CORAL GABLES — Miami Hurricanes freshman DT
may not see action in Saturday’s game but his time will come. Very soon. Defensive line coach said the only thing holding Ford back is the two weeks of training camp he missed because he had to settle academic issues before enrolling.
“I’m not sure about [him playing] Saturday,” Kuligowski said. “He got here so late. He was so far behind in terms of knowledge of what we want him to do with technique. It’s almost an impossible task to come in and be able to expect to play. I would be lying to you if I said he hasn’t come a long way.”
Ford, a 6-foot-5, 275-pounder out of Dillard, has shown promise despite being around only a short period. He didn’t arrive until Aug. 17, but will likely move up the depth chart once he gets more comfortable.
“He is a guy who could definitely make an impact this year for us,” Kuligowski said. “I don’t know if I’m ready to say he’s going to be the guy because he’s not. He’s not competing with those top two units but he’s a kid who has a real bright future.”
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said it was “unlikely” WR who is dealing with a hamstring injury, would play Saturday. Freshman a St. Thomas graduate, is expected to start in his place. No. 18 Miami vs. Bethune-Cookman, Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Fox Sports Florida
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