The big news on the day was that although limited, Miami LT Ereck Flowers did practice.
Some were very optimistic (including Flowers himself):
I expect Ereck Flowers to play on Saturday.— Peter Ariz (@PeterAriz) November 10, 2014
McDermott said he's asked Flowers what kind of pain he's in numerous times. Flowers told him, 'I'm fine. I'm good. I'm ready to go.' #UM— Manny Navarro (@Manny_Navarro) November 10, 2014
Returning to the playing field two weeks after surgery for a torn meniscus however is a long shot.
Web MD (great source, right?) lists the expected time to recover and participate in full sports, 4-6 weeks on average.
With Flowers' NFL stock at risk, my guess is the the Coaching Staff takes a conservative approach, regardless of how badly he wants to play.
However, in the definite good news category......
Gus Edwards expected to play vs. Florida State: http://t.co/aZ9hWW3NSF— Matt Porter (@mattyports) November 7, 2014
With this game being as important as it is, I expect Duke Johnson to get the bulk of work. But good to know Miami has Edwards as an option should they need him.......
In other news, both teams started the week with a mutual admiration society type approach:
More Duke on FSU: "They’re a great team. Offense, defense, special teams. They play all three phases and they find a way to win regardless."— Matt Porter (@mattyports) November 10, 2014
Jimbo Fisher believes this Miami team (3-losses) is better than Miami (was undefeated at time)— TomahawkNation.com (@TomahawkNation) November 10, 2014
Don't expect that to change much over the span of the week. I doubt either squad is looking to provide bulletin board material for the other.
Of course come game time, there will probably be a lot more yapping........
Wondering who will be calling the game?
ABC crew for Miami-FSU is Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Heather Cox.— Matt Porter (@mattyports) November 10, 2014
Other than that it's been a somewhat uneventful first day of preparation for the big game.....
But hey when all else fails, there are always hype videos, ENJOY: