Wright Improves, as Hurricanes Continue Preparations for NC State
Oct. 31, 2007
Coral Gables – The Miami Hurricanes football team practiced Wednesday afternoon at the Greentree Practice Fields, three days before they return to the football field and take on North Carolina State at the Orange Bowl.
With Tropical Storm Noel moving several hundred miles off the east coast of Florida, Coral Gables has been saturated by wind and rain most of the day. Practice was never interrupted, but a heavy downpour midway through the two-hour session soaked players and coaches.
UM head coach Randy Shannon said that quarterback Kyle Wright practiced about three-fourths of the practice. “He’s doing well and feeling better each day,” Shannon said of Wright. “I thought he would feel worse today since he practiced yesterday, but he felt better. (His ankle) is loosening up, so he’s moving around a little more. We’ll practice tomorrow and see how it goes on Friday.”
Shannon said if the game was played today, “Kirby (Freeman) would start. But that’s no big deal because Kirby has to come into a couple of games when he had to score touchdowns, like Duke and Florida State, and he has had some tough game experience and he’s made plays.”
The Hurricanes will practice again at 3:20 p.m. Thursday. The NC State game will kick off at noon and be televised live by ESPNU.