Al Golden sends message with depth chart

March, 4, 2011
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Miami fans are going to do a triple-take when they look at Al Golden's spring depth chart, which was released Friday afternoon. Yes, Spencer Whipple is listed as the first-string quarterback.

That's not a typo.

This depth chart is less of an indication of what the Hurricanes' lineup will look like on Labor Day and more a reward for the players who worked the hardest this offseason. Golden has said all along that the players who worked the hardest in the offseason would be rewarded with spots at the top of the depth chart.

Apparently, he wasn't kidding.

Other notable changes:
  • Thomas Finnie, a true freshman who enrolled in January, is listed as a starting cornerback.
  • Seantrel Henderson is listed as the No. 2 left tackle, though Golden has said Henderson has increased the effort over the past week.
  • John Calhoun, who hasn't played a lot and has contributed mainly on special teams, is suddenly a starting tight end.
  • Golden sent a message to Tommy Streeter that four other receivers are working harder right now.
  • JoJo Nicolas, who moved from safety to corner, is already starting at corner.

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