Miami Hurricanes: Seantrel Henderson ready to start?

September 13, 2012 – 5:24 pm by McD

In August, we wrote about how vaunted recruit Seantrel Henderson’s career as a Miami Hurricane has definitely not gone as planned two years plus into his career. Much was expected of the giant offensive tackle but he has mostly failed to live up to the hype. Not in terms of physical ability, however. He’s as capable of being physically dominant as any lineman in the country. Focus and effort have been the issues for Henderson, including missing quite a bit of fall camp.

He is back now, and the word is that he’s pushing for the starting job¬†at one of the tackle spots. He replaced injured right tackle Ereck Flowers in Miami’s loss to Kansas State and played well. He may also be moved to left tackle as well.

So basically, Seantrel Henderson is coming back. At least as a player, anyway. Offensive line coach Art Kehoe is still unsure about the focus and effort of his prized recruit, but apparently Henderson hasn’t done anything bad enough for the coaches to have any major problems thus far. Barring any changes, expect to see Henderson’s playing time increase. After all, he is easily the most physically gifted lineman on the roster.

The Hurricanes are 1-1 on the season with the win coming over Boston College and the blowout 52-13 loss to Kansas State. Freshman running back Duke Johnson is averaging 11.8 yards per carry, but as a team, the Hurricanes are averaging only 3.9 yards per carry. Quarterback Stephen Morris has also been sacked six times in two games. Their next game is Saturday, when they host FCS Bethune-Cookman.

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