Thursday, April 25, 2013
Miami LB Terry dismissed; other ACC notes
By Andrea Adelson
Miami coach Al Golden said Thursday that backup linebacker Gabe Terry has been dismissed from the team, following the news last week that Terry was charged with felony marijuana possession.
Terry played as a backup last season, and previously served a suspension at the end of the year for undisclosed reasons.
"He was suspended before the incident,” Golden said on the ACC coaches' call. "We’ve separated and are going in another direction."
Terry is the third linebacker the Hurricanes have lost since the season ended. Eddie Johnson, who also was serving a suspension this spring, has decided to transfer to junior college. Gionni Paul mutually parted ways with the team in January. He had seven starts and 61 tackles last season, finishing third on the team.
Here are a few other newsworthy notes from the coaches' call:
- Boston College coach Steve Addazio confirmed that defensive tackle Kaleb Ramsey has received a sixth year of eligibility. Ramsey missed a majority of the last two seasons with various injuries. Addazio, however, says Ramsey is now healthy and seems thrilled with his potential. "He’s an elite defensive lineman," Addazio said. "He’s the kind of guy I was used to seeing in the SEC. He’s a guy that’s very physical, very powerful, he’s athletic and really was very disruptive in the spring so we have high expectations for him."
- Syracuse coach Scott Shafer had one of the best lines of the entire call when asked about his quarterback competition between Terrel Hunt, Charley Loeb and John Kinder. "Someone asked me the other day if it's controversial," Shafer recalled. "I said, 'Hell yeah' we have a quarterback controversy. We don't know who we're starting yet."
- North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said if the season began today, A.J. Blue would be his starting running back, replacing All-ACC performer Giovani Bernard. Fedora praised Blue's emergence as a team leader, but he also said Romar Morris had the best spring among the backs. At this point, it probably doesn't matter who starts. Both guys are going to see a lot of playing time. Watch out for freshman Khris Francis, too.