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September 10, 1998

CORAL GABLES, FL — The University of Miami Hurricanes conducted a 90-minutepractice in shells this afternoon at the Greentree Practice Field.Today’s workout was the Hurricanes’ final tune-up for Saturday’s game atthe University of Cincinnati — which will be televised by Fox Sports Net(Sunshine Network in Florida). Kick off is at 3:30 EDT.

Coach Butch Davis says the Hurricanes are mentally prepared for Saturday’smatchup and must focus on containing Cincinnati’s offense.

“Cincinnati has two completely different offenses,” said Davis.”When Chad Plummer is at quarterback, he moves like Cordell Stewart andgives them an option attack offense. He also plays at wide receiver,and is very dangerous at both positions. Deontey Kenner runs more of atraditional offense and possesses a strong throwing arm.

“But our team is ready. Today’s practice was a big indicatoras to how well our team is going to perform against Cincinnati. Theyare a very difficult team to prepare for and will challenge our young offensiveline.”

Davis announced that all three players — receiver, Santana Moss (jaw);linebacker, Michael Smith (ankle); defensive tackle, Clint Hurrt (kneescope) — sidelined in last Saturday’s victory over East Tennessee Statewill play against Cincinnati. Linebacker Michael Smith, who sat outdue to a sprained ankle, is slated to start.

Following the Cincinnati contest, Miami returns home for its BIG EASTopener vs. Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl, Saturday, September 19th at8:00.

Season and single-game tickets for Hurricane home games are availableat the UM ticket office and all TicketMaster locations, or can be orderedby phone at 1-800-GO-CANES.

INJURY REPORT: No new injuries were reported. Junior linebackerJames Sutton did not practice in team drills, he is out 8-10 days witha MCL sprain.